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Stairclimbing Robot Challange

June 14, 2016
Stairclimbing Robot Challange

You all sent in some awesome entries!  Before you share the winners with you, in case you missed it, below were the rules/guidelines:

There were 5 basic rules:

  • Build a stairclimbing robot. How you interpret that is up to you, but it needs to climb stairs.
  • Use some (or all) Actobotics parts.
  • Use some (or all) SparkFun parts.
  • No commercial or off-the-shelf bots. It has to be an original build.
  • Clearly explain your robot in your video.

You had until March 16th, 2015 to submit your entry:

  • Take a video of your entry in action and be sure to clearly explain how both the mechanical and electronics bits work.
  • Post your video to YouTube and include a materials list in the description.
  • Entries MUST be received no later than 11:59 p.m. MT on March 16th.  Please don’t email it after this and then try to get your entry in – rules are rules!

Entries will be judged based on 1) adherence to the above rules, 2) creativity, and 3) video quality (did you explain the bot clearly and can we tell how it works).

Now for the exciting part here are the winners of the SparkFun-Actobotics Stairclimbing Challenge!

$500 Sparkfun Prize Winning Robot: Jason Jaeger & Family

$250 Sparkfun Prize Winning Robot: Chris Begley

$100 Sparkfun Prize Winning Robot: Chad Giddings

This contest is just one of many Actobotics video contests. So far, we’ve launched three contests and there are many more to come. Stay tuned!  We’re really excited about the next one launching April 8th!