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6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« on: May 07, 2010, 10:05:27 AM »
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I'm announcing SoR's 6th Robot Tutorial Contest. This year it'll be different, instead of written tutorials, this time its for video tutorials for the Axon. As before, winners can choose between $100, a new free Axon, or a reimbursement for one they already purchased.

For more information, see http://www.societyofrobots.com/axon_video_contest.shtml

See this page for examples of what the video should be like:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/axon2/axon2_videos.shtml

Post your entry here before August 31st to qualify.

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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2010, 11:33:48 AM »
Depending on how Admin answers my question on if separate videos on the same robot count as one entry or not, here's my first entry consisting of two Youtube videos. A second entry with proper tutorial is forthcoming.

SAGAR Autonomous Robot Runs First Mission under Labview Control

SAGAR Autonomous Rover Waypoint Mission Interface and Vehicle Video


One video is just the operator interface during a mission, one video has another mission with an inset of a video of the robot while it runs it's missions.

More about it, including pictures showing Axon as the main computer can be found at http://www.billporter.info/?cat=11


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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010, 09:21:34 PM »
Alright, here's my second entry. Hopefully it gives the Axon enough face-time. Also Youtube has been slow to provide the HD version, i uploaded it as 720P hopefully that will be an option soon. EDIT: now it's there. It's much better if you watch it in 720P.

Also, first video tutorial ever, so be easy one me. It took me many hours of takes to get it right, and I still hate the sound of my own voice.

Axon 2, Webbotlib and Project Designer Tutorial


And here's it running around.

Axon 2 Irobot Create Force Field Test


 
« Last Edit: July 18, 2010, 09:25:55 PM by madsci1016 »

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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010, 07:23:38 AM »
Contest ends in two weeks.

No one else wants a free Axon? ::)

Otherwise madsci1016 wins by default . . .

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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010, 10:01:54 AM »
I did it, very quickly.
I hope it qualifies...
Build an Axon II robot MCU model

(might still be processing)
I have to update it tomorrow...
« Last Edit: August 27, 2010, 10:03:57 AM by voyager2 »
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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 12:01:05 PM »
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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010, 07:12:55 PM »
Getting your post count up are you, Razor Concepts?
It was the maximum size Movie Maker allowed 230x320px or something.
And I uploaded the wrong one  >:(


Heres the new one:
Build an Axon IIrobot MCU model

Please view and comment on it!
« Last Edit: August 27, 2010, 07:57:36 PM by voyager2 »
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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2010, 08:01:24 AM »
I think it's fair to say Madsci has won 1st place...

Odds:
99.99% that Madsci will win 1st place
00.01% that I win 1st place

LOL that seems about right...

« Last Edit: August 29, 2010, 05:30:16 AM by voyager2 »
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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2010, 02:56:55 AM »
Here's my entry on building your first robot with the Axon II... I actually just finished so the last second thing wasn't just for suspense  ;D

Axon Tutorial by Hawaii00000
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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2010, 03:26:53 AM »
It's too good, I'm dead meat...

Good luck all!
I hope Admin is  feeling generous on judgment day
« Last Edit: August 30, 2010, 03:35:22 AM by voyager2 »
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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2010, 11:13:46 AM »
Since Admin said the biggest decision factor was Youtube views / score, I held off spreading my video till the contest was over.

Since it is, I went ahead and posted up the video on LMR, with the hope of bringing some of their members towards the dark side, better side of a more powerful library.

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/22468

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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2010, 07:15:13 PM »
I think it's fair to say Madsci has won 1st place...

Odds:
99.99% that Madsci will win 1st place
00.01% that I win 1st place

LOL that seems about right...

 :D - but hey "Chin up" - let me know when you plan to release a range of marzipan servos. Perhaps a tutorial on how to convert icing sugar for continuous rotation would be a good follow up. Incidentally - pipe cleaners make good servo cables.




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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2010, 10:41:00 PM »
I think it's fair to say Madsci has won 1st place...

Odds:
99.99% that Madsci will win 1st place
00.01% that I win 1st place

LOL that seems about right...

 :D - but hey "Chin up" - let me know when you plan to release a range of marzipan servos. Perhaps a tutorial on how to convert icing sugar for continuous rotation would be a good follow up. Incidentally - pipe cleaners make good servo cables.

Pipe cleaners are good wires! Its true!
At school we were given the challenge of making a heater type thing.
I took a pipe cleaner, striped it of hair and used it as a heating element!
Ok the teacher wasn't impressed when I nearly burnt my hand, but it worked.
I found elastic band friction heaters work well too.

Marzipan servos...
Model servos out of Marzipan...

Sugar battery's maybe...

Make a cake out of capacitors...

Lemon powered robots...

The possibility's are endless...

 
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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2010, 03:21:54 PM »
I guess I've kept the suspense up for too long now . . .

To be honest, I really like Madsci's and Hawaii00000's videos very much. Both are exactly what I was looking for. Good job on the video editing, the scripts, the animations, etc. I think I'll imitate both of you for my future videos :P

I will say though that Madsci's Webbotlib and Project Designer Tutorial video wins 1st, on account that his project had been completed both hardware and software wise. Hawaii00000 earned 2nd and voyager2 gets honorable mention.

Oh, and I will be having another video contest :D

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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2010, 03:35:39 PM »
Will it be axon related?
Howdy

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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2010, 03:36:59 PM »
I will give it to Hawaii that his is a better 'commercial' for the Axon, and he must have spent as much time on his as I did mine.

But I will defend my video as more informative on a topic that isn't covered by anyone else.

With the OK of Admin and Hawii00000, I'd like to split the prize with Hawaii00000, since we both made great videos. And I mean the cash, somehow I don't think 1/2 an Axon 2 would work properly.  


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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2010, 03:48:54 PM »
Will it be axon related?
Basically a repeat of this same contest, but I'll clear up the rules a bit better.


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With the OK of Admin and Hawii00000, I'd like to split the prize with Hawaii00000, since we both made great videos. And I mean the cash, somehow I don't think 1/2 an Axon 2 would work properly.
Even better. I wanted to actually just declare both of you 1st, and give out a full prize to you both . . . but my wallet would have been really sad . . .

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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2010, 06:33:32 PM »
Finally I know who won!

I wanted to actually just declare both of you 1st, and give out a full prize to you both . . . but my wallet would have been really sad . . .
LOL

Still honorable mention is good!
Next time expect a better one though ;)
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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2010, 02:32:22 PM »
With the OK of Admin and Hawii00000, I'd like to split the prize with Hawaii00000, since we both made great videos. And I mean the cash, somehow I don't think 1/2 an Axon 2 would work properly.  

I appreciate it madsci, but you won fair and square. I'd rather not feel like I owe you one.
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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2010, 03:24:52 PM »
I appreciate it madsci, but you won fair and square. I'd rather not feel like I owe you one.

It's up to you. I'm in no way trying to get you to 'owe' me anything, but you clearly put a lot of effort into your video; and I feel you deserve it as much as I do.

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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2010, 04:24:57 PM »
No I'm totally good. Besides, I got my name yellow!!
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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2010, 08:01:28 AM »
Ok Hawaii00000, maybe I'll hook you up with something in the future if/when it comes up. Your video was still pretty awesome.

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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2010, 02:14:10 AM »
I appreciate it Admin. What do you mean by "if/when it comes up?"
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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2010, 10:55:38 AM »
I appreciate it Admin. What do you mean by "if/when it comes up?"
I mean, if an opportunity comes up, Ill hook you up.

madsci1016, your prize has been sent ;D

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Re: 6th SoR Robot Tutorial Contest
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2010, 05:30:22 PM »
I appreciate it Admin. What do you mean by "if/when it comes up?"
I mean, if an opportunity comes up, Ill hook you up.

madsci1016, your prize has been sent ;D

Ok sounds good.
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