INSTRUCTABLES AND ROBOGAMES ROBOT CONTEST
Robots are never going to take over the world if we don't get off the couch and make them ourselves!

That's why we've teamed up with the folks at RoboGames to bring you the Robot Contest!

Want to win a trip to RoboGames 2009? Tell us how you made your robot.

Good robot design is highly detailed, so we're asking you to document specific parts of your robot for this contest. Maybe you built the ultimate manipulator arm, designed a killer sensor array, reused some great trash, or just made a gorgeous housing - pick something you're proud of, and share how you made it.

Show us what you and your robots can do, and win a trip to go to RoboGames, flight and hotel room included! We're also giving away a RoboPhilo Walking Android kit, and lots of Robot-themed gear.

(contest instructions and official rules)
PRIZES

Grand Prize (1 winner)

A trip to the June 2009 RoboGames in San Francisco, CA! Includes airfare for one from anywhere within the continental US, 4 nights in a hotel near the event, and VIP access/entry fees for the lucky winner.

First Prize (1 winner)

RoboPhilo Walking Android kit! Plus the Robot prize package.

Second Prize (30 winners)

A Robot prize package including both Instructables Robot and RoboGames t-shirts, and a selection of robot-themed stickers. Five (5) prizes will be awarded for each category.
HOW IT WORKS

Create

Create a new Step By Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the right-hand column. Instructables must be published between Apr 15, 2008 and Jul 13, 2008 (11:59pm PT) to be eligible.

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Instructables and RoboGames Robot Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.}

Accepting

Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.

OFFICIAL RULES