Donation Price Winner Name Pull Robot
March 21, 2012
Frits has organized some give-aways with the intension to give all donors something back as a sign of gratitude.
But there are more donors than give-aways. So we need to make a selection.
Now we would like to have a robot that makes the selection for us. So this is a good reason to start a Robot Challenge.
The goal is to draw five winners out of all donors.
So here is my question to you:
What should be required from the Robot Challenge? What rules are needed? Can you give us an outline of a robot idea that has to be built to meet the given goal?
More detailed specification
The skill-level should be from beginner to advanced.
The robot must be able to make random selections from a pool of names. There are five prizes, and just in case we want to pull 5 alternate winners. So we need 10 names picked.
The rules for the drawing will be that the first name picked gets their choice of the prizes, the second name picked gets their choice of the remaining, etc. So the robot challenge must be able to support that.
Ideally, the winner of the challenge would have their robot pick the winners for the donor drawing on a live video stream (on YouStream, perhaps). This way we can watch the action live and also record it for later.
Let's hear your ideas for the challenge rules!