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.
Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Mar 19, 2012 and Jun 11, 2012 (11:59pm PT).
Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Robot Challenge. 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.
Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.
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.
When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.