Ideas for competition/giveaway
October 15, 2013
G'day again fellow LMR'ians.
I've created this forum topic today to basically engage in a brain storming session with you all. To celebrate 2000 subscribers on my YouTube channel I wish to celebrate by holding either a competition or giveaway of some kind.
I have always enjoyed teaching and I can't believe how easy YouTube makes it for me to teach thousands of people! Better yet, the feedback on my videos has been great and for that I am truly in debt to my 'students' and followers.
Ok, back to business. Here's what I am thinking. I can have either a competition or a giveaway.
As many of my viewers are getting into the robotics world and don't have much experience with the advanced processes or access to many parts the competition would have to be simple. I would also like to encourage the use of household items in the contruction aspect of the robot. A coaster bot challenge comes to mind, but that is, I believe, to be an over used and un-imaginative goal. I saw that OddBot had a challenge a little while back where the bots had to be made out of cardboard, this idea I like. So in summary I am thinking something like 'Recycle Challenge' - Build a robot that is primarly contructed of recyclabe household items (milk bottles, soda caps etc.) The Prize should be something that they can then use to add to their robot arsenal, like a robot chassis or sensor pack I am thinking.
I always like to hear back from people that my videos have helped them in some way and they have made a robot or something else as a result. For the giveaway I am primarly thinking this could be for people who are looking to get into robotics but don't yet have a microcontroller or parts. My idea is that people could send me a maximum 5 minute video about their experience with robotics and how my videos have helped them. I would then give an arduino starter pack away to the person that I think is most deserving.
Like I said these are just basic ideas and I am not really sure how to go with it. I am still very much in the idea stage of this and any input would be greatly appreciated. As to prizes the good folks at Core-Electronics are happy to supply them.