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Hardware and Device Programming Competition

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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 related to hardware programming and you could have one.

The contest begins on Monday, September 13th, and runs until Saturday November 13th.

Here's How

  1. Submit an article on Code Project that releates to programming hardware.
  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
  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.

Current Entries

Articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

12 Nov 2010
Skynet_Code
Getting SmartCard lifecycle state from Java
4 Nov 2010
DaveAuld
Introduction to implementing a Fail Safe communications failure ESD System architecture.
11 Jan 2012
solalem
High level design of RC car with programming the microcontroller and user interface on a PC
22 Sep 2010
DaveAuld
Simple implementation of a differential gap control to track the sun East/West movement
11 Oct 2010
IanJ1965
Home built joystick type radio control transmitter based on Arduino
13 Jul 2011
Amro Ibrahim
3G Modem Internet Dialer
2 Nov 2010
Skynet_Code
How to integrate SmartCard interface in an application
18 Sep 2010
Sandeep Datta
This article is all about empowering you with more powerful tools that let you unleash your creativity without being limited by the default IDE.
9 Oct 2010
jonbowen234
SMS implementation with the Telit Cellular Module using Python
10 Nov 2010
jonbowen234
This article will cover how to open a listening socket and how to pass data to the serial port after the socket has connected.
20 Sep 2010
jonbowen234
This article will provide some background to help understand how to get started developing Python scripts for the Telit family of devices.
28 Oct 2010
Dima Statz
Media changer status commands implementations in C#
27 Nov 2010
gokulnathm
A Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 Bot controlled using Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio
28 Sep 2010
Nick Alexeev
How-to article describing software, hardware setup

Current Participants

Those with articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

Amro Ibrahim
Software Developer
United States United States
I love coding with C++. I always split my free time between coding and gaming Smile | :)
DaveAuld
Engineer
Scotland Scotland
I have been working in the Oil & Gas Industry for over 25 years now.

Core Discipline is Instrumentation and Control Systems.

Completed Bsc Honours Degree (B29 in Computing) with the Open University in 2012.

Currently, Offshore Installation Manager in the Al Shaheen oil field, which is located off the coast of Qatar.

Prior to this, 25 years of North Sea Oil & Gas experience.
Dima Statz
Retired
Israel Israel
Name: Statz Dima
Fields of interest: software
gokulnathm
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
No Biography provided
IanJ1965
Engineer IanJ Eng. Ltd.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Have been in the Oil patch since 1984.

Working for Rigserv Ltd. spent the early years as a W/Shop Technician building Drilling Controls (electronics). From there moved on to W/Shop supervisor, Technical Support Group Leader, R&D Engineer and then R&D Manager in charge of all the company's hardware/software design and which included looking after the software engineers.

In 2005 I took a desk job as contractor for Apache North Sea.

Electronics & software coding is now just a hobby.
jonbowen234
Engineer
United States United States
No Biography provided
Nick Alexeev
Systems Engineer Prolitech
United States United States
doing business as Prolitech
Redwood City, CA
http://www.prolifictec.com

blog (mostly technical)
http://reconvolution.blogspot.com
Sandeep Datta
Software Developer (Senior) NVIDIA India
India India
I am a software engineer by profession and an electronics engineer by education. Used to be (and still am) a hobby programmer, an electronics enthusiast/DIYer etc.

Some areas which interest me are...compiler construction, operating systems, robotics, science in general etc
Skynet_Code
Software Developer
Spain Spain
I am a software developer grown with programming paradigm evolution. Think that C is God's Programming Language.
solalem
Software Developer Self Employeed
Ethiopia Ethiopia
I am just someone from the Horn of Africa. (FYI... Africa is the only continent with a horn)

First Prize

Bioloid Robot Kit  -  Robot Geek   (valued at $349.00)
Bioloid kits are designed in a way that allow the user to construct multiple types of robots. In addition to the great hardware, the Bioloid Kit comes with some powerful GUI-based software.
Total prize value: $349.00

Second Prize

The RoboTurret Vision Tracking Kit  -  Robot Geek   (valued at $149.95)
The Desktop RoboTurret is fully supported within Roborealm with its own interface module, providing a GUI for easy control of the pan/tilt and the various I/O features of the board.
Total prize value: $149.95

Third Prize

RFID Reader  -  Robot Geek   (valued at $109.95)
Capable of being used as a tethered device to a PC or microcontrollers OR as a preprogrammed stand alone device it is the only hobby reader with both.
Total prize value: $109.95

Contest Entries and Requirements

  1. The contest begins on September 13, 2010 and will end November 13, 2010 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  2. Articles must follow submission guidelines.
  3. The articles can use any programming language.
  4. No cheating, lying, stealing code. The use of sharks with laser beams on their heads strictly prohibited.
  5. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  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 name, member profile information, code and any other submitted material can be used for promotional purposes by The Code Project.
  9. Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry unless clearly indicated otherwise. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

www.codeproject.com members can vote on your article. The article that is highest-rated by members will be rated by our judges to determine the final winner.

Eligibility

This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however, residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of The Code Project or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

Determination of Winner

All entries will be posted on The Code Project website for review by members of The Code Project. In addition, all entries will be reviewed by judges appointed by The Code Project. A winner will be determined by the judges, after taking into consideration the comments and ranking of entries by members of The Code Project, on the basis of which entry best meets the judging criteria set forth below.

Judging Criteria

  • Rank and popularity on The Code Project
  • How tightly an entry adheres to the conditions of entry, including article focus and scope
  • Broad applicability to a wide variety of developers
  • Overall article quality, coherence, and structure

How to Enter

Entry is by the normal article submission process or as described above. Please read the submission guidelines before submitting your entry.

Lost, late, misdirected, or illegible entries will be disqualified. Any entry containing content that The Code Project deems objectionable for any reason will be disqualified. All decisions of The Code Project with respect to any aspect of the competition, including, without limitation, the eligibility of entries, are final and binding on all entrants in all matters as they relate to this competition. The Code Project reserves its right to modify the Rules.

All entries become the property of The Code Project who assumes no responsibility for lost, late, delayed, destroyed or misdirected mail, voice messages, e-mail or any computer errors or malfunctions. No correspondence will be entered into with entrants.

The Code Project does not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer line or network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason, in the opinion of The Code Project in its sole discretion, the competition is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the competition is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond its control, The Code Project reserves its right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the competition including cancelling any method of entry, and select a winner from previously received eligible entries. The Code Project reserves its right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the competition or to be acting in violation of the Rules or otherwise in a disruptive manner. The Code Project reserves its right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent of the law for any attempts to deliberately damage the competition web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this competition. The Code Project shall not be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the competition including any damage to an entrant's computer equipment, system, software or any combination thereof, as a result of their participation in this competition or from downloading any material from the competition website where applicable.

Discussions

 
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i do not know any thing about it realy

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