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iRobot Create Challenge Winners Announced

iRobot, Tom's Hardware, and Instructables are happy to announce the winners for the iRobot Create Challenge!

We saw some amazing entries and encourage everyone to see the full group here.



First Place
The $5,000 goes to:

iRobot Create Personal Home Robot by dttworld




Second Place
The set of iRobot home robots including iRobot Roomba Discovery, iRobot Scooba 380, iRobot Dirt Dog, & iRobot Create robots stimated retail value of $986.99) goes to:

The SOMA Project by thesomaproject




Third Place
Third Place winners get a choice of one iRobot Roomba Discovery or one iRobot Scooba 5800. Each prize has an estimated retail value of $299.

ServerBot - for serving food and drinks by JoeCreate
How to make an autonomous basketball playing robot using an iRobot Create as a base by Matthew Oelke
eyeRobot - The Robotic White Cane by shrimpy
OLPC Telepresence by damonkohler
iRobot Create: WiFi Optimizer by vector023
iRobot Create Pool Skimmer/Cleaner by Weissensteinburg
Adaptive Mapping and Navigation with iRobot Create by societyofrobots
Modifying an iRobot Create to Paint by technoplastique
PosterBot: Make a Marker-Writing Robot out of an Old Inket printer and an iRobot Create by W_world
iRover: Remotely controlled iRobot Create (or Roomba) by techgeek75


Voting was done by ewilhelm and the robotics experts at iRobot. Entries were judged on aesthetics, intelligence, task utility, entertainment value, completeness, originality, and an overall score.

Winners will be contacted with prize-claiming instructions soon.

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royalestel9 years ago
Yay TEAM! One of these years I'll finish mine (no really!).
Brennn109 years ago
Congratulations. Very nice job done!
Congratulations to all of the contestants! I'm curious to why Weiss' death machine didn't win, though ;-P
Kiteman9 years ago
Congratulations everybody. (Is it just me, or does the winner look like R2D2's great, great etc grandpappy?)
NachoMahma9 years ago
. Congratulations to all. A lot of very clever ideas and a few excellent iBles.
zachninme9 years ago
Congrats everyone!