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Challenges

A challenge is just a competition for the sake of it. If you have an old radio, and you really would like to see a robot dancing.. Why not give the radio to someone who can make a dancing robot? Or, if you are a company that would like members to .. something.. then feel free to create a challenge, and give away prizes.

It is very easy to make a challenge. However, important: As of October 15, 2010, it is NOT allowed to post a challenge that you can not solve yourself. Reason for this new rule is that in the past we had people with no building experience challenging dream projects, and people with hard problems they could not solve posted as challenges to other.

This is not the idea. The idea is that with challenges you can inspire people, like if you say to someone you are teaching; See, can you make this (knowing that if necessary you can make it yourself, and show how)

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There does not have to be a (large) price, and you can take up a challenge even if it is old, or already won by someone else. In general; Although the competition can be harsh, the prizes be real, please do not take this for more than it is; A chance to be game master, and a chance to get inspired or win a competition for fun. :)


You must only make it out of scraps and the point of  this is to get pepole to make robots out  of wierd and scrap stuff. the main point of this challnge is to … Read more
Dudes and dudettes, i set you the challenge of creating a system to put on any robot of your choice. Try to show us this by making the robot shaake/ nod his head if … Read more
Hello!!  I found this challenge that could be interesting for you all. Read more
Heya fellas, Found out about this electronic circuit design contest today. Contest is open to all homo-sapiens on earth and has no entry fee for individuals ! Just … Read more
Announcing the winners!! I appologise to everyone for taking so long. It was just an unfortunate combination of Chinese holidays and lots of work. This was tough to … Read more
The robot should have only 4 wheel. The robot should drive forward and baclward. The robot should only have maxium of 4 any motors. The height should be less than … Read more
CLUB JAMECO CONTEST: DESIGN AND BUILD A “COASTERBOT”   What is a coaster? A CD or DVD that has no use other than holding a beverage, or in this case, forming … Read more
Hi there,  TechWeekEurope are running a competition which I helped create and I would like to invite the "Let's Make Robots" community to take part.  It's office … Read more
  Hi everyone! We at Livebots are launching a contest to reward the coolest internet controlled robot created until April 30th. The robots can be anything you … Read more
ANNOUNCING THE WINNER —DIPANJAN. ***********Take a look at his videos. He has the challenge NAILED. ************ Read more
The Prizes We had really great entries from all over the world with this competition. I didn't want anyone to go home empty handed so I have put together some … Read more
UPDATE 11/30/2012 Hello all, been pretty busy lately with things, but it was brought to my attention we don't have much time left for this competition! I've decided … Read more
Congrats to robotgoldfish for his robot 23:59.  He has chosen the Sumobot kit as a prize.   Thanks for everyone who particitaped.   If you wish to … Read more
Hi LMRians !   This is not a contest from me but from the African Robotics Network (AFRON). This association aims to popularize robotics in Africa as an … Read more
Intro: As most of you know, we are running a fundraiser to help cover costs for developing LMRv4. Visit our Donation Page for more info. Anyone who makes a … Read more
Results: Donor Drawing Winners! See the LMR Donor Drawing Winners - Seeedstudio Prizes page.  Intro: As most of you know, we are running a fundraiser to help … Read more
So, this challenge is for anyone! From analog guys to digital guys. Only thing you should make is get leds turn on and off alternately, when you switch on and off … Read more
build a humaniod robot that is 5 feet tall and can work.   also must be able to: walk sit grab stuff talk do common household stuff to win: must send pic and video … Read more
Found this on the instructables website...again for US citizens only :-( but I wish you good luck guys. http://www.instructables.com/contest/arduino2012/ There are … Read more
I found this DFRobot challenge and I thought, 'Hey, it's been a while since anyone has posted a link to a contest on LMR'. Then I thought, 'What's the difference … Read more
The challenge is very simple, and can be build with what ever technology you have at hand Objective: build a walker robot that can pull an object at least 4 times … Read more
This is a brainless robot challenge, those are the only ones I can build so far. Objective: build a robot (with no programmable brain) that can seek and find an … Read more
the robot must be able to pick up cone and fill it with ice cream 2 times Read more
  Game = "STACKS" Goal: Build an autonomous robot that starts in the “Start Box” and moves a block (or blocks) from the “Loading Zone” to the “Stack” … Read more
The rules here are simple: Make a robot that one way or the other writes either "letsmakerobots.com", or "LMR" the way you like it.Shoot it on video, enter it as a … Read more
This challenge is inspired by a local event, where kids are remote controlling robots through a maze like course to find a small Teddy bear, grab it (with velcro) … Read more
Announcing the first ever RobotGoldfish Maker Fair Challenge. The rules are simple the prizes are incredible. All you need to do to win is to visit the LMR table at … Read more
Gordon McComb, The author of Robot Builder's Bonanza has sent LMR 4 signed books that we can give away. Read more
Scroll the text without using any controllers or other components on the matrix except the arduino/picaxe and the matrix, and ya dont forget the current limiting … Read more
Winners as voted on by my family as follows below:   Game: Cross the gap. Objective: Build an autonomous robot that starts completely within a 12 inch by 12 inch … Read more
  First place and congratulations to Kelpy with his  LMR Bot Clone (ish):   Read more
This Challange is to see the craftsmanship of the robot along with the programers abilty to know the details of there robots movements. Basic Start in the middle … Read more
Thinking about it, the ultimate goal must be a robot that can not only build new robots, but the robots should also be able to submit themselves on LMR! This … Read more
I have some robots and robot parts looking for a good home. I want to give as many as possible a chance to win but I want entertaining video for everyone. There is … Read more
Who can make the best object avoidance, using the simplest code? In order to qualify, your robot must be able to reverse out of difficult corners, just zig-zagging … Read more
I always wanted to make a fast driving robot that should seek out ramps. It should drive over them, and fly into the air.. .. and while in the middle of space it … Read more
    And the Winner is... Drum roll.  Jad- Berro with Vario   And here is your fabulous prizes LMR bragging Rights. and an E-5. place hand on the screen where … Read more
    Is it possible to make a compass from something that was designed for something else and to do it inexpensively? We shall see!     Goal: To make a robot … Read more
Basically, this is a long term project for geniuses, you have to make a FULLY ELECTRIC HUMAN TRANSPORT VEHICLE. Extra points for aerodynamics and using a better … Read more
This may seem like a corny challenge, but I'm hoping to see some Amaizing submissions!! Anyway, on to the challenge. You can create tracked, wheeled, crawling bot, … Read more
  The challenge is simple: design an autonomous or remote controlled window cleaner. It might climb a wall and then scoosh high pressure water at the window. It … Read more
MIGHTY BOTS   Build a bot with the highest Power to weight ratio!Two classes, PUSHERS and PULLERS Rules maximum voltage of 18vwieght in grams/kilogramsEfficiency … Read more
I mentioned at the end of my tip/walkthrough on making IR obstacle detection sensors that they could be used for tracking an object and it would be great to track … Read more
Make something for halloween. Animate a skull. Make a flying vampire bat. Make a lightshow to frighten the wits out of small children. Make loud noises. Use the … Read more
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
Now you can both make your first robot, AND win a price! You are also very welcome to join in, if this is not your first robot. THE CHALLENGE: Find any old (or … Read more