Author Options:

iRobot Create Challenge Winners Announced Answered

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 bydttworld

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 bythesomaproject

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 byJoeCreate
How to make an autonomous basketball playing robot using an iRobot Create as a base byMatthew Oelke
eyeRobot - The Robotic White Cane byshrimpy
OLPC Telepresence bydamonkohler
iRobot Create: WiFi Optimizer byvector023
iRobot Create Pool Skimmer/Cleaner byWeissensteinburg
Adaptive Mapping and Navigation with iRobot Create bysocietyofrobots
Modifying an iRobot Create to Paint bytechnoplastique
PosterBot: Make a Marker-Writing Robot out of an Old Inket printer and an iRobot Create byW_world
iRover: Remotely controlled iRobot Create (or Roomba) bytechgeek75

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.


Yay TEAM! One of these years I'll finish mine (no really!).

Congratulations. Very nice job done!

Congratulations to all of the contestants! I'm curious to why Weiss' death machine didn't win, though ;-P

Congratulations everybody. (Is it just me, or does the winner look like R2D2's great, great etc grandpappy?)

. Congratulations to all. A lot of very clever ideas and a few excellent iBles.

Congrats everyone!