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win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« on: May 04, 2007, 05:38:56 PM »
Ok the robot building contest is now official:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/free_robot_contest.shtml

I decided to raise the prize amount to $200 (yes, from my own pocket).

For those who have made the $50 robot and worry it just can't compete with other robots, no one is stopping you from upgrading it with new sensors (sonar, IR, etc.), or extra servos, or perhaps even an arm. You have four months of summer to work on it ;D

if you have any comments, read this post first:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=652.0

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2007, 06:52:26 PM »
$200 sounds enticing, but have no digi cam, and no way to program it.  :'(  But it's ok
Problems making the $50 robot circuit board?
click here. http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=3292.msg25198#msg25198

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2007, 07:03:04 PM »
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but have no digi cam
im sure you know someone who owns one that wants to check out your robot :P

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007, 07:22:25 PM »
Does the competition have some sort of formalities like filling a form or is it just posting the tutorial?
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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2007, 08:07:03 PM »
Nope, no formalities. No forms. Just make sure you meet the schedule and thats it!

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2007, 04:36:29 PM »
it would be so cool to join this contest :D
i have to atleast try to join :P
Admin, is it okey if I use your Photovore Source Code as a main structure for code?
or is that a violation to the international (by that i mean SoR) robotic contest rules? 

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2007, 05:57:40 PM »
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is it okey if I use your Photovore Source Code as a main structure for code?
or is that a violation to the international (by that i mean SoR) robotic contest rules?
You can use everything that I post on this site - just make sure you give credit to where it belongs, link back, etc.
Also note that if you add new features to the code, and explain it well in your tutorial for others to use, thats extra bonus points from me ;D

I will be coming out with some new better code for the $50 within the next few weeks, so check back next month for updates.

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2007, 12:37:23 PM »
Hey very good initiative!

Just to be double sure that this contest is open for everyone reg. on this forum and guy like me from INDIA can also participate??

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2007, 12:49:43 PM »
People from India can fully participate in the competition. Just be aware that any check I write will be in US dollars.

For now I will only ban two types of countries:
  • 3rd world nations
  • Nations deemed by the US government as supporters of terrorism

The reason is because Im afraid of inadvertently getting myself arrested for 'funding a terrorist organization' :-\
Sorry!

If by small chance you think you fall into either category, please send me a private message to verify.

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2007, 07:07:51 PM »
Hey Admin I have a question... for the "space" you are going to be giving us to write our tutorial, is it like a blank web domain and we have to do all the HTML stuff, or is it like a space where you can upload pics and videos and text. Sorry for the lack of terminology- you can probably tell that I have absolutely no clue where to even begin making a web page, or how it is even done (ignorance on my part, to me the Internet pages magically appear on my screen  ???)
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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2007, 07:01:17 AM »
Fear not, as its all done for you :P:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/member_tutorials/

There are several ways to use it. No html knowledge required, although you can use it if you want.

You could even design your webpage in MS Word and literally copy/paste it into a page.

To get access, just send a request (private message) for an account and you will get an email about how to set it all up.

One reason why I am doing this contest is to kick-start the member tutorials page. ;D

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2007, 04:55:24 PM »
are rc robot alowed
robot will rule the world and i will be building them
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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2007, 05:31:47 PM »
All types of robots are allowed, including RC. :)

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2007, 05:47:28 PM »
yahooooooo ;D :D :D ;D :)
robot will rule the world and i will be building them
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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2007, 12:52:29 PM »
This is a great initiative!
A contest is always a great way to make people enthousiastic and motivated!

I will definitely consider to participate!

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2007, 01:31:06 PM »
how many tutorials can we enter? Is there a limit?
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


Link: http://curiousinventor.com/kits/roboduino

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2007, 02:40:28 PM »
You may enter in as many as you like. But I want to remind you that one really good tutorial has a better chance of winning than two medium quality tutorials.

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2007, 05:39:00 PM »
can i still compete eaven know i live in australia ???

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2007, 08:40:35 PM »
every one can enter but remember the $200 cheque will be in american
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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2007, 10:26:15 PM »
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can i still compete eaven know i live in australia
yeap, australia can compete, the EU, japan, south korea, all westernized countries are fine.

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2007, 07:34:29 PM »
could you possably send the money some other way other then a cheque like pay pal or something

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2007, 07:36:39 PM »
first you got to win :p
Problems making the $50 robot circuit board?
click here. http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=3292.msg25198#msg25198

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2007, 07:58:05 PM »
first you got to win :p

yea i no that but would it be possible to send it some other way

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2007, 08:14:58 PM »
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could you possably send the money some other way other then a cheque like pay pal or something
If the winner has a bank account, I can (and rather) do a direct transfer.

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2007, 09:23:58 PM »
Hey admin,

are the winners from last contest automatically entered in this contest? Or are you automatically disqualified from entering the same tutorial twice if you won?
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2007, 10:22:02 PM »
Winning tutorials cannot be re-entered.

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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2008, 05:43:36 AM »
Wow nice, there are already 10 contestants. That's already a bunch more than last contest,
I'd love to join to, but I'm in the middle of exams, and I'll be done in three weeks. So I can only continue my robot then :/

It's good to see SoR growing and growing... :)
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Re: win $200 for your robot, SoR Contest
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2008, 06:25:10 PM »
Are u allowed to post a robot idea?

 


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