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.

The Robot Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

120 ENTRIES
13 PRIZES

Grand Prize - Ultimate Robot Kit (1 winner)

The Grand Prize winner will receive: Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a Robot t-shirt and a one-year Pro membership.

First Prize - Essential Robot Kit (3 winners)

The First Prize winners will each receive:
Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a Robot t-shirt and a one-year Pro membership.

Judges' Prize - Robot Kit (9 winners)

The Judges' Prize winners will each receive:
Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a Robot t-shirt and a one-year Pro membership.
HOW IT WORKS

Write an Instructable

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).

Enter

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.

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.