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[DPRG] ServoCity Contest

Subject: [DPRG] ServoCity Contest
From: blackstag blackstag at gmail.com
Date: Wed Aug 27 09:19:36 CDT 2014

Is anyone here entering this contest. I am thinking about it personally.
Since i don't have time to finish up a entry for our normal roborama at the
moment.


On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 4:47 PM, <TWCarroll at aol.com> wrote:

>  *Hi All,*
>
>      I just got some information from *ServoCity / Actobotics* about a
> new contest that they are having. Go to the actual page for the information
> copied below.  They are awarding $1000 worth of ServoCity parts for the
> winner who submits a YouTube video of their self-balancing robot.
> *Everyone* who submits a video of their robot will receive $50 worth of
> *Actobotics* parts.  So, if your robot takes $50 worth of mechanical
> parts, you can build the mechanical part for free.  Electronics can be
> purchased at SparkFun, Pololu or LittleBits.
>
>      Go to their site for information.
>
>      *Tom C.*
>
>
> Here are the details:
> http://www.servocity.com/html/actobotics_video_contest.html
>
>
>      ServoCity is awarding a *$1,000.00 *worth of Actobotics parts to the
> winner of this contest.  Each entrant will receive *$50.00 *worth of
> Actobotics parts for submitting a working robot video. Read below for the
> official entry rules and deadlines.
>
> *OBJECTIVE:*
> - Build a simple and sleek 2 wheel balancing robot.
>
> *CRITERION:*
> *We will judge the entries based on the following criteria, in this order:*
> 1) Performance. How well does the robot balance - does it wobble every
> where or is it smooth and steady?
> 2) Simplicity. Are there wires going every which way - or is it clean
> looking and easy to replicate?
> 3) Cost Effectiveness. Would it take $20 or $200 for someone to replicate
> your robot?
>
> *DESIGN RULES / REGULATIONS: *
> *Mechanical*
> - ALL mechanical components must be purchased from ServoCity.
> - You must mount a smart phone to the top of the robot.
> - You must include at least (1) 24” Aluminum Channel
> <http://www.servocity.com/html/24__aluminum_channel__585466_.html> piece
> in your design *OR* (1) 24” Aluminum Tube
> <http://www.servocity.com/html/1__hollow_aluminum_tubing.html>.
> - When incorporated into the design, the 24” channel or tubing should be
> vertical.
> - The robot can only have 2 wheels. Here are the accepted wheel types:
> Precision Disk Wheels:
> http://www.servocity.com/html/precision_disk_wheels.html
> Heavy Duty & Low Friction Wheels:
> http://www.servocity.com/html/heavy_duty_wheels.html
>
>
>
> *Electrical- You can use any electronics you choose as long as they are
> purchased from SparkFun <http://www.sparkfun.com/>, littleBits
> <http://www.littlebits.com/>, or Pololu <http://www.pololu.com/>. - Motors
> must be purchased from ServoCity:
> http://www.servocity.com/html/motors___accessories.html
> <http://www.servocity.com/html/motors___accessories.html> *- The robot
> can be radio controlled or autonomous.
> - The robot can be powered however you choose.
>
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> *HOW TO ENTER: 1) Take a video of your finished robot in action.2) Post
> your video to YouTube and include a complete list of the parts used (all
> mechanical parts and electronics). 3) Send an email to
> marketing at servocity.com <marketing at servocity.com> with your name and a
> hyperlink to your YouTube video. If your design required programming,
> please include the programming code in the e-mail as well.Once we have
> received your entry, we will review it for completeness. If you have
> followed the above guidelines, we will send you $50.00 worth of Actobotics
> just for submitting a video of a working robot!DEADLINE: - Entries must be
> submitted by 5:00PM Central time October 13th, 2014. *Our team will
> announce the winner on October 20, 2014.
>
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