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challenge

Wanted: Steampunkbots!

 

A guy I know is the organizer behind The International Steampunk City.  He's looking for  performers, artists, exhibits, etc. to include in this event that will span the entire city of Waltham, Massachusetts from May 6th - 8th.

He said that he'd love to do and create more events that people who are interested in math/science/robotics/nerdy geeky things would enjoy at the Steampunk City.

Challenge.gov

Has anybody checked out this challenge.gov site?

Idea for Challenge? (Much needed!) (saving the fishies!)

I don't know what gave me the idea.. lol, I remember watching a video about this a while back.. but just remembered it today out of the blue.

 

Basically, it'd need to be small scaled for now, but maybe ideas for the future companies! (and/or countries!) But I can't believe it's seriously gotten to this point... a garbage patch bigger than the size of Texas, in the Pacific Ocean! They find fish and birds as well, their stomaches full of the plastic they ate. (I mean, FULL.. it's more plastic than meat inside of the fish!) But anyways..onto the "Idea":

Swarm AI beginnings (XMOS Competition)

Last Update: 13/10/09 XK1 first look pictures.

My XK1 arrived this morning via Japan post. Being so close to Hong Kong I might be the first :P But they were sent out on the 9th so those people waiting on one should go check your post box!

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Act as a virtual person remotely, allowing a person on the Web to interact with others in an unstructured environment
Using a
This is a Telepresence robot, it is intended to be connected to the Intenet (Wifi) and allow a remote person to interact with the (remote) environment. Whilst not … Read more

Basic progress

Here are a map of parts in the Mr. Basic kit

Mr.Basic manual page 3
So far I've dicharded:
The wheels (13&14)
The bumper (17)
The battery holder (18)
The front axle shift metal fixer (20)

and I've mutilated/hacksawed/drilled:
an Axis joint device (5)
both Front axles(7)
The Chasis (11)
one Decelerated pinion chassis (12)

And I know some of the copper tubes (22&23&24) have a dark future ahead dating my trusted hacksaw.

run fast
My unsuccessful Mr. basic competitor. I was very unlucky with the Dagu kit I got and still haven't managed to get the chassis running normal. With the normal amount … Read more
plays motion sequences
Using a
                 1st video - First test with the polymorph structure                      2nd video - A quick test drive               Read more

Would anyone be interested in an XMOS challenge?

UPDATE: If you have a YouTube account or use YouTube, add/view our "MyXMOS" channel for latest videos and XMOS news!

 

UPDATE:

The 9.9 version of the XMOS Development Tools is now available:

Entry For Oddbots Robot Video Competition

Hi all, it's 2:44 am (yawn), and here is my video.

 

I spent ages trying to work out the music for it only to find out just before uploading it

that Youtube will probably mute it :(

 

Oh well. if it happens i'll try another service.

anyway do enjoy. 

 

LMR DAGU Contest rules anyone?

Oddbot mentioned in another post that some rules would/should be announced regarding the LMR DAGU Contest.

I thought the rules were vaguely outlined as something like:

1 Use the Mr.Basic kit.

2 make sure your robot is way cooler than the other contestants.

3 good luck.

-So, do we need any more rules? Do everybody have to use all the parts from the kit? Which partscannot me excluded? Is there an upper price limit?

The Eyes of Beholders

Many, if not all, bots on LMR are a joy to study. But only few of them are "pleasing to the eyes".

Robot challenge $100 prize

Crabfu is inviting us all to a $100 challenge. Whoever makes the robot with the most "life".. He wants us to make robots that gives an illusion of character, like cute/bad-ass/mean/angry/cheerfull/nervous or something completly different.

Go ahead: impress, confuse, bedazzle and surprise the judges, and you could win $100 worth of stash from Trossen Robotics.

Most of us make robots, and most of us make robots that can somehow manage to move around on a flat surface. But.. Can you make a robot that can Drive, crawl, walk, … Read more
I was in the middle of writing "The Chair Challenge" here on the site, and then we got server-problems with this site.Result was that an unfinished competition went … Read more