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Trossen Robotics DIY Project Contest #9

Ends January 1st 2013
The Current Contest (#9) is over. Stay tuned for contest winners and details on the next contest.

Contest Prizes

Here at Trossen Robotics, we absolutley love to see what our customers create. We're always astonished at the feats that they can accomplish, and the amount of ingenuity, creativity, and perseverance that go into each project. We know that most of these projects are labors of love, so we setup the Trossen Robotics DIY Project Contest to give back to those who spend spend so much time working on these awsome projects. This time, the prizes are as follows:

How to Enter

  1. Register/Login - Click Here to register a free account for the Trossen Robotics Community (TRC) or Click Here to login with your current account.
  2. Submit a Project - Once logged in go Here to submit your project. Fill in as much information as possible. The more pictures and documentation you have of your project, the better your chanches of winning.
  3. Enter Your Project - At the bottom of the Project Submission Tool there will be a field that allows your project to be entered into the contest. Just choose 'Yes' and your project will automatically be entered in the current contest.

Official Contest Rules

  1. Contestant Eligibility: This contest is open to everyone (except TR employees), but in order to submit your project, you must be a registered member of the TRC. Registration is free and can be done here. No purchase necessary to enter or win, void where prohibited by law.
  2. Project Eligibility: Projects that have been submitted to previous TRC Contestes are ineligible unless they have undergone major upgrades since their initial contest entry. If you are unsure if your project is eligible, please Contact Us.
  3. Judging: Entries will be judged on a 1-10 scale on the following criteria:
    • Ingenuity - How brilliant is your project? Is it just sorta meh… or will it seriously pump up your geek cred? The more widgets, computers, code, and electronics involved the more you’ll score in this category.
    • Originality / Creativity - How far did your mind have to stretch into the 4th dimension to come up with your project? Did you just invent another way to put the toilet seat back down, or is it so out there that it needed not one, but three flux capacitors? The farther projects are in the future, look like they belong in an art museum, or maybe should be safely kept behind glass, the more points awarded in this category.
    • Presentation, Documentation, & Explanation! - Tell us about your project: What made you think of your project, the parts & software you used, the problems you faced and solutions you came up with. Pictures and/or videos are a must! Some good sections to think about including are: Introduction / Summary, Purpose / Project Genesis, Technical Details, Parts List, Software Used, Problems Faced and Solutions, Conclusions / Future Plans). Keep in mind these are just examples, not requirements. We don't expect you to write a college thesis, but the better your write up the higher your chances of winning. The contest is all about sharing in the DIY community so others should be able to learn from your experiences.
  4. Questions: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to Conact Us
Good luck to everyone! - The Trossen Robotics Team

Past Winners

Winner's Gallery

Check Out Some of Our Past TRC Project Contest Winners!

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lego walle doctor who k9 walle swashbot amos-wd06 cnc hexapod robot
xr-b3 phoenix gepetto roving servo bot laser harp johnny-5
Otto brainbot gripper usb bbq rfid door lock boogieman bug robot bratinator
water hobo eye robot wiimote firefighter robot