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Beginners Hardware and Device Programming Competition

Robot

Want to win a robot?

Do you program hardware? Want a robot? Enter our Hardware Competition!

Everybody wants a robot. Now all you have to do is submit an article on entry level hardware programming and you could have one.

The contest begins on Monday, December 6th, and runs until Monday February 28th.

Here's How

  1. Submit an article on Code Project that releates to programming hardware (for beginners).
  2. Make sure your article is tagged with the "Hardware" attribute.
  3. The highest three rated articles win!

At the end of the contest we will choose the best three articles and the winner will receive one of three hardware kits from Trossen Robotics.

What You Could Win

Robots!

First Prize

  • The Bioloid Robot Kit
    • 1 Bioloid CM-5 mcu (Atmel ATMega128) controller
    • 4 Dynamixel AX-12+ serially controlled servos
    • 1 Dynamixel AX-S1 sensor module
    • 1 Rechargeable NiMh battery pack (9.6V)
    • Bioloid Beginner Frame Set

Second Prize

  • RoboTurret Vision Tracking Kit
    • ISP available for custom programming
    • Sample PC Control Apps in .NET C# & Python
    • Open source Firmware
    • Dual Mode Operation - PC or Joystick control
    • 180 degrees of motion on each axis
    • RoboRealm® software - an application for use in computer vision, image analysis, and robotic vision systems

Third Prize

  • RFID Starter Kit
    • RedBee RFID reader
    • RFID tag variety pack (13)
    • Project CD with 5 Projects
    • USB Cable

The Rules

  1. Articles must follow the guidelines listed above.
  2. The article must be specific to hardware development and be beginners-oriented
  3. No cheating, lying, stealing code, swashbuckling, or biting.
  4. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  5. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  6. Winners outside the U.S. will have their prizes shipped via USPS and will have a slight delay in receiving prizes
  7. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
  8. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree that your member alias, member profile information, article, code and any other submitted material can be used for promotional purposes by The Code Project.
  9. By entering your article in the contest you agree that The Code Project can link to your article and all accompanying data or information for promotional purposes.

Conditions of Entry | Current winners list

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