LEGO Mindstorms Competition - Robo Lunch Party

Instructables participated in the LEGO Mindstorms Competition today (August 29th) at SOMA StrEATFood Park.  We went against Pandora, Facebook, and Flickr.  The competition was about using the new LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Kit to create a robot that best represented the city of San Francisco.

Our team consisted of Randy, Sherry, Dave, Karen, and myself: Penolopy Bulnick.

Instructables:  Robit the texting techie robot that walks around while playing on his phone not paying attention to his surroundings and running into people.  We gave him glasses (it made him look like Wall-E) and then wore LEGO Glasses ourselves.

Flickr: San Francisco Icon Emperor Norton.

Pandora: Two robots.  Dressed in baseball outfits.  One was the pitcher and one was the hitter.

Facebook: This robot was also baseball themed.  They had one that would hit the ball and then follow a track to run the bases home.

It was a tough competition, but in the end Pandora came up with the win.  We didn't leave empty handed though.  We managed to snag the coveted "Best Texting While Driving" award!  (Please remember to not actually text and drive, or you will get in an accident like our robot did.  Poor robot, should have known better.  Smashed into so many pieces.)

Good job Instructables!

Check out the Fast Company and CNET articles about the competition, including more information about the other contestants and images of all the entries.

Picture of LEGO Mindstorms Competition - Robo Lunch Party
team lego.jpg
Sherry and robot.jpg
masynmachien11 months ago
Cool! Well done!
LP211 months ago
Cool !, Not the Lego I remember. : - )
Penolopy Bulnick (author) 11 months ago
Check out the article about the competition including more information about the other contestants and images of all the entries.
Kiteman11 months ago
Haha, why am I not surprised to see Sherry on the team?

Well done, folks!
rarebeasts11 months ago
Looks like everyone had fun. Great robot, well done!
M.C. Langer11 months ago
Fantastic job, people!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  M.C. Langer11 months ago
Thanks Mario :)