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  • Tyree--the Smiling, Tail Wagging, Sensor Less 3d Printed Robot
    Tyree--the Smiling, Tail Wagging, Sensor L…
    by MikeTheMaker

    Tyree (he wears a tie and he has tires) actually smiles after he bumps into something (see video). Using an Arduino motor shield, he detects obstacles using the "more current into the motor means something is in the way" principle.   Tyree started out as a sketch and morphed into a real ob…

Robot Challenge




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The National Robotics Week Robot Challenge is a great share your robotics projects, learn from others, and win some great prizes to help you make your next robot!  Just tell us about your simple robotics projects - something K-12 students could reasonably make while working with a teacher or mentor.

What kind of robot projects are eligible for the contest?
  • simple robots made from scratch
  • robots built on a standard platform
  • parts of a more complex robot (a manipulator, sensor, or housing)

Who can enter?
Everyone can enter! We're also giving away student-specific judges' prizes, so if you'd like to be considered for these student prizes, please mention your age category in the intro step.

We're explicitly looking for entries from school, club, and scouting groups - this is part of the National Robotics Week educational outreach program and we want to see your group's robot!

Special Judges' Prizes
Age 12 & Under*, Age 13-18*, Simplest Bot, Best Use of a Platform, Best Robot Part, Best Video, Best Group, Best Documentation, Best Reuse/Recycling.  
*Please mention your age in the intro step.  12 & Under groups must have Instructable published by an adult.

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, Netherlands, and Australia. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, June 11.

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