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I've seen a couple of shows long ago on PBS where the MIT students build something and compete. One time they built ping pong ball scoopers. Do they still have those shows? How many of those have been on PBS and what were each of the challenges? Anyone know when the next one will be?

-- Richard Manahan (, December 31, 2000


Richard, I don't know where you live, but occasionally on the NASA channel (15) here in florida, many corporations have groups that design robot-like machines to do some crazy things ie: lift a ball, put it in a cylinder, balance itself on a see saw type platform, push and pull things and so on. The robots are all built by youths and put into timed competitions. I assume you have watched "Battle Bots"?

-- Bill Mercier (, March 08, 2001.

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