NE PROPELLERHEADS: UPENE August 25th, 2012 REGISTRATION OPEN

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)Oldbitcollector (Jeff) Posts: 8,083
edited August 2012 in Propeller 1 Vote Up0Vote Down
The original UPENE will be hosted once again in Norwalk, OH on August 25th, 2012.

We will be using the gym again this year, so we've got plenty of room for your robots!
(UPENE is has always been a popular expo with our Propeller robotics enthusiasts.)

Registration is open: http://upene2012.eventbrite.com/

Motels (Rate quoted for August 24th-August 25th)

Use this link for Google Maps link showing motels in relation to the expo location:

A Econo $70.00
B Best Western Norwalk $109.99 (AAA = 10% off)
C Royal Motel (language barrier prevented me from getting rate)
D All American Inn & Suites Hotel $89.00
E Americas Best Value $69.00 (press 1, then 1 again)


OBC
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  • RobotWorkshopRobotWorkshop Posts: 2,300
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Excellent! I guess this means I need to get busy and finish my robots and decide what to bring...

    Robert
  • mindrobotsmindrobots Posts: 6,489
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    YAY!!! Coming to a town near you!!
    MOV OUTA, PEACE <div>Rick </div><div>"I've stopped using programming languages with Garbage Collection, they keep deleting my source code!!"</div>
  • DiverBobDiverBob Posts: 625
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Good to hear the date, got to make arrangements for the dog! This gives me a deadline for getting as much done on the robot as possible for the expo. Let us know when hotel arrangements are made!

    Bob
  • blittledblittled Posts: 681
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Great news! I've been getting antsy about going since I have a project I want to bring this year, My Prop-Arduino system.
  • Invent-O-DocInvent-O-Doc Posts: 767
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Sorry, I cannot attend as my wife won't let me miss our new babies delivery date. Maybe I can bring a prop boe and laptop to labor and delivery. I'll miss you guys.

    Thomas Talbot, MD - New Market, Maryland, USA
  • mindrobotsmindrobots Posts: 6,489
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I was on a project once where the project manager knew the date of one of the guy's wife's c-section and asked if they could move it a couple of days either wauy since it conflicted with a project milestone date. That project manager was well loved for many reasons.

    ....but, this is for Propeller stuff....
    MOV OUTA, PEACE <div>Rick </div><div>"I've stopped using programming languages with Garbage Collection, they keep deleting my source code!!"</div>
  • BeanBean Posts: 7,817
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    OBC,
    It's on my calendar. Any deals on hotels yet ?

    I'll be coming in Friday to help setup. We MUST get some meet-ups organized. I love talking shop with the guys.

    I probably won't have anything to sell, I want to really enjoy it this time. I might bring some stuff for the free table...

    I hope Ken will be there. I want to harass him into hiring me ;)

    Bean
    logo.png?91518163160380889
    Esterline Research & Design
    thitt@esterlineresearch.com

    We offer consulting on the following areas of expertise:
    Frequency Control - Micro-Controller/Processor Projects
    Test and Automation - General Programming and Coding
    Circuit Design - Board Layouts
  • Martin HodgeMartin Hodge Posts: 1,213
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I'm going to try to overcome my severe agoraphobia and attend this one! All I ask is that nobody punch me in the face! (stomach is okay)
    Propeller ASC- Use your Arduino shields with the Propeller.
    Propeller DNA- A Propeller Platform compatible proto board.
  • Oldbitcollector (Jeff)Oldbitcollector (Jeff) Posts: 8,083
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    @Martin,

    The good news is that we are meeting in a gym that would easily hold 700+ people, and while I love seeing groups, we won't have nearly that many. You'll have plenty of elbow, run, and overhead room to spare. :) As for face punching, we generally frown on that, with the exception that I have been shot at by robot projectiles (all in fun of course!) because it's a blast to torment the guy in charge. :)

    OBC
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  • Ken GraceyKen Gracey Posts: 6,101
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Bean wrote: »
    I hope Ken will be there. I want to harass him into hiring me ;)

    Bean

    Ah, Bean, you don't want to work for us anyway. Once the inventory is free for your own use it just doesn't look the same. Managers are demanding and don't understand what they're talking about.

    I won't be at UPENE. This summer happens to be the most demanding summer I've ever experienced at Parallax. Between travel, events, a new web site, Propeller 2 preparations and a massive manufacturing effort we're really tired. We could use a much larger team, but we've got to get Propeller 2 out to cover our costs. We're at the tail end of funding our next step.

    Truthfully, there's over a dozen forum members we'd love to hire at Parallax. And you're already one of them.
  • BeanBean Posts: 7,817
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Ken Gracey wrote: »
    Ah, Bean, you don't want to work for us anyway. Once the inventory is free for your own use it just doesn't look the same. Managers are demanding and don't understand what they're talking about.

    I won't be at UPENE. This summer happens to be the most demanding summer I've ever experienced at Parallax. Between travel, events, a new web site, Propeller 2 preparations and a massive manufacturing effort we're really tired. We could use a much larger team, but we've got to get Propeller 2 out to cover our costs. We're at the tail end of funding our next step.

    Truthfully, there's over a dozen forum members we'd love to hire at Parallax. And you're already one of them.

    Thanks for the kind words Ken.

    It's like playing music and singing. It's all really fun until you join a band and you HAVE to do it.

    I know this guy who writes his own songs, plays and sings really well. He has been ask many times to join bands, but he won't do it. He says it would take all the fun out of it. And I have to agree with him.

    P.S. We are gonna miss you at the UPENE...I mean, who is going to pick-up the tab when we go out to eat ? LOL

    Bean
    logo.png?91518163160380889
    Esterline Research & Design
    thitt@esterlineresearch.com

    We offer consulting on the following areas of expertise:
    Frequency Control - Micro-Controller/Processor Projects
    Test and Automation - General Programming and Coding
    Circuit Design - Board Layouts
  • Paul Sr.Paul Sr. Posts: 433
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    For a second the other day, I got slightly enthused when I saw the title of this thread "NE PROPELLERHEADS: Add this to your calendar: UPENE August 25th, 2012" - because I am from the North East (NE) and from New England (NE) - so I blindly thought "Hmm, NE - perhaps I can go to this one" - but then opened it up and read OHIO!!! Certainly North East of Parallax, but hmmmmm....

    What am I missing here???
  • blittledblittled Posts: 681
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Directions such as NE can be misleading since they are referenced to a relative spot. For example I live near the town of North East PA but I live in North West PA! North East is in the northeastern corner of the "chimney" section of the state.
  • Oldbitcollector (Jeff)Oldbitcollector (Jeff) Posts: 8,083
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    @all

    Working on motel data now, will post as soon as I have it. I'll open official registration for this show on Monday.
    I apologize for the delay in registration. We are working with a new team of folks at the facility and I wanted to make sure everyone was on the same page before taking that step.

    OBC
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  • Oldbitcollector (Jeff)Oldbitcollector (Jeff) Posts: 8,083
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Registration is open! http://upene2012.eventbrite.com/
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  • mindrobotsmindrobots Posts: 6,489
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I'm signed up! Best $7.14 I've spent today!!!
    MOV OUTA, PEACE <div>Rick </div><div>"I've stopped using programming languages with Garbage Collection, they keep deleting my source code!!"</div>
  • David BetzDavid Betz Posts: 11,683
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    The original UPENE will be hosted once again in Norwalk, OH on August 25th, 2012.

    We will be using the gym again this year, so we've got plenty of room for your robots!
    (UPENE is has always been a popular expo with our Propeller robotics enthusiasts.)

    Registration is open: http://upene2012.eventbrite.com/

    OBC

    Darn! When I read the subject of this message I thought "NE" stood for "New England". Is there any chance of a Boston-area event at some point?
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 9,871
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    David Betz wrote: »
    Darn! When I read the subject of this message I thought "NE" stood for "New England". Is there any chance of a Boston-area event at some point?

    +1 for Boston or NY based event. I'm in CT and either would be good. We need to clone Jeff, or one of us could start the ball rolling, ( with Jeff's permission of course).


    Is that "Old Iron sides" in the avatar? Been on it a few times in my youth.

    Jim
    Infernal Machine
  • David BetzDavid Betz Posts: 11,683
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Publison wrote: »
    Is that "Old Iron sides" in the avatar? Been on it a few times in my youth.
    Yes, we were on a Boston Harbor cruise when that picture was taken.
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 9,871
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Publison wrote: »
    +1 for Boston or NY based event. I'm in CT and either would be good. We need to clone Jeff, or one of us could start the ball rolling, ( with Jeff's permission of course).


    I'd be happy to start looking for venues, hotels, eatery's for the "Real NE UPENEG" (NEG meaning New England". If Jeff wants to pursue this, he can PM me. I have some time on my hands right now to get this going.

    Jim

    Infernal Machine
  • Oldbitcollector (Jeff)Oldbitcollector (Jeff) Posts: 8,083
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I'm finishing up finding all the hotel/motel venues for UPENE and you guys want me to start working on NEG? :)

    We've internally talked about an NY or BOSTON event in the past, so who knows.. it could happen..

    OBC
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  • David BetzDavid Betz Posts: 11,683
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I'm finishing up finding all the hotel/motel venues for UPENE and you guys want me to start working on NEG? :)

    We've internally talked about an NY or BOSTON event in the past, so who knows.. it could happen..

    OBC
    If you decide to do one near Boston let me know and I'll try to help out. I live in New Hampshire.
  • mindrobotsmindrobots Posts: 6,489
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    NO, UPENEG WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE!!! (There, I said it!!!) :lol:
    MOV OUTA, PEACE <div>Rick </div><div>"I've stopped using programming languages with Garbage Collection, they keep deleting my source code!!"</div>
  • BeanBean Posts: 7,817
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Just registered.
    Can't wait...

    Bean
    logo.png?91518163160380889
    Esterline Research & Design
    thitt@esterlineresearch.com

    We offer consulting on the following areas of expertise:
    Frequency Control - Micro-Controller/Processor Projects
    Test and Automation - General Programming and Coding
    Circuit Design - Board Layouts
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 9,871
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I'm finishing up finding all the hotel/motel venues for UPENE and you guys want me to start working on NEG? :)

    We've internally talked about an NY or BOSTON event in the past, so who knows.. it could happen..

    OBC

    Jeff, I'll start another thread so as to not pollute this one.

    Jim
    Infernal Machine
  • Oldbitcollector (Jeff)Oldbitcollector (Jeff) Posts: 8,083
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Publison wrote: »
    Jeff, I'll start another thread so as to not pollute this one.

    Jim

    Don't sweat it! This thread is open for any and all Unofficial Propeller Expo discussion.

    OBC
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  • PublisonPublison Posts: 9,871
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Don't sweat it! This thread is open for any and all Unofficial Propeller Expo discussion.

    OBC

    Cool Beans.

    Just trying to find a mapping product now that pinpointthis and frappr are gone. Would like to get a map of just the New England crowd and see what kind of numbers we come up with.

    Jim
    Infernal Machine
  • blittledblittled Posts: 681
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I just registered! I have gone to every UPENE so far! Can't wait to get together with other Propellerheads :).
  • DiverBobDiverBob Posts: 625
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    All signed up! Now I have a deadline to get more of the robot ready for the Expo... that's what is called incentive.
  • DiverBobDiverBob Posts: 625
    edited July 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Any hotel information/setup available yet?
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