View Full Version : [News/Announcement] Grant Imahara VEXplorer Robot Challenge: Win up to a 5,000 Scholarship!

02-29-2008, 04:41 PM
I'm sure most of you have already heard of Grant Imahara (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Imahara) from Mythbusters (http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mythbusters/mythbusters.html) on the Discovery channel. If you haven't, please crawl out of the rock you've been hiding under for the past several years;) Did you also know that Grant is heavily involved in robotics and robotic competitions like FIRST (http://www.usfirst.org/)? Well... now you do!

Anyways, enough intro. We just got word from Tom Atwood at Robot Magazine that there Robot Magazine is teaming up with Grant Imahara, Revell, Innovation First, Inc. and SolidWorks Corporation for a really exciting competition. So of course I wanted to share this info with everyone here!

So, without further ado:


Revell, Innovation First, Inc., Robot magazine and SolidWorks Corporation, with Grant Imahara, are pleased to announce the Grant Imahara VEXplorer Robot Challenge (http://www.botmag.com/articles/contest.shtml). Grant Imahara is one of the hosts of Discovery Channel's hit television show Mythbusters. He is a special effects expert who has worked on some of the most famous robots in history, such as R2-D2 and The Energizer Bunny, and is the author of Kickin' Bot, a book that explains how to build your own combat robot. This contest will give 25 robot enthusiasts a chance to compete for a $5,000 scholarship grand prize and various other prizes.

Winners will receive:
1st Place: $ 5,000 college scholarship *
2nd Place: $ 2,000 college scholarship *
3rd prize (10): $200 gift certificates to vexlabs.com*Payable in the form of a 529 Qualified Tuition Plan.


for more information, check out BotMag's Grant Imahara VEXplorer Robot Challenge (http://www.botmag.com/articles/contest.shtml) page.

Too bad I already graduated:(

Interested in getting a VEXplorer or want more info on one? Check out the VEXplorer kit (http://www.trossenrobotics.com/VEXplorer-Modular-Robotic-System.aspx) in the TR Catalog.