The Robot Sanitorium at Whimsy Kaboom is the last stop on a robot hunt sponsored by the Virtual Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers as part of National Robotics Week.
I was approached by Joey Aboma of VIEEE on Thursday as Leaf and I were doing last-minute things in preparation for Mankind Tracer's Indiana Jones concert and the debut of the Temple of Doom on Whimcentricity. I visited the IEEE sim and got the materials, but before I could even read them my internet connection went down.
I'd not read the cards, but I was pretty sure the hunt was to start on Saturday. When Saturday rolled around and I still couldn't get online, I authorized Sweetie to log on for me and hide the prize-giving blue gear somewhere at the Robot Sanitorium. We were a bit late getting the prize out, but as we were the 17th and last stop on the hunt, I don't think many people were disappointed.
So anyway, the hunt is one for the rest of the week, and the prizes are most excellent. Here's some info for those who might want to join the hunt:
Hunt for National Robotics Week 2011
April 9-17, 2011
The first ever "Robot Hunt" will take place as part of National Robotics Week:
Robot-themed gifts will remain available the entire time of the hunt if you can find them hidden in participating shops throughout Second Life. You'll be offered a variety of gifts as you search for the hidden items. Exclusive items will be available only for the duration of the hunt.
As with most hunts, you begin at a starting location:
That location will give you the LM to the next, and so on.
We ask you these favours:
(1) Please do not contact shop owners directly. All enquiries should come to Joesph Verne (joey.aboma) or R. Asimov (asimov.starsmith) in the form of notecards as I/M are frequently capped.
(2) Please respect everyone participating: designers, shop owners, other hunters.
(3) Please keep your lag as low as possible while hunting; do not wear a lot of high prim items, scripts and items like bling, weapons and HUDs. These items will slow things down for everyone.
(4) If you open packages on anyone's sim, have the courtesy to delete your package before you leave. All GEARS should be clickable to place items directly into your inventory in folders.
Enjoy and bring lots of your friends with you!