Make that machine move using TE Connectivity!
Each participant will receive a Challenger’s Kit, with which they are challenged to design and build a robotic arm or mobile robot that performs a specific task.
10 successful applicants will get a Selection of TE Connectors, an Arduino Uno, and Robotics Shields, free of charge, to build and blog their project with.
For the chance to win one of the prizes below, participants must blog their build process, as well as the final outcome of their Robotic Movement Project.
Included in the Challenger's Kit are a Selection of TE-provided components, as well as an Arduino Uno; use these to create your Robotic Movement Project.
Good integration of the TE components and interesting uses of movement will be graded more favorably.
Example tasks that can be performed include, but are not limited to:
- Building a robot arm that can pick up and set down an object
- Building a robot arm that moves in all degrees of freedom
- Building a mobile robot that follows a line
- Building a mobile robot that can avoid an object in its path
|Challenger's Kit The Kit||Product Name|
Dynamic Connectors Parts:
1-2366515-4 Connector Housing
AXICOM IM Signal Relay
DRI0017 2x2A Motor Shield for Arduino Twin (Product Image may differ)
DFR0502 Gravity: IO Expansion & Motor Driver Shield (Product Image may differ)
*Or local equivalent
**Grand Prize and Runner Up winners also earn the finisher prize.
|element14 Community Judges
element14 Community Team
To make sure challengers get their kit on time we have pushed back the end dates of this challenge and will be updating the site copy and terms to correspond with this.
|Challengers Announced||6th July 2022|
|Build Period||7th July - 12th September 2022|
|Projects Due||12nd September 2022|
|Winners Announced||September 2022|
|Prizes Shipped||September 2022|
Selected official applicants will be chosen to receive the "Kit" listed above; these successful applicants will be our sponsored challengers. The sponsored challengers must use the Challenger's Kit within their project, and publish their final code and designs on the Community for others to use. Those not chosen as sponsored challengers may also join the competition and be eligible to win prizes, but they must base their projects around the Challenger's Kit (which they will obtain themselves) and adhere to all terms and conditions of the challenge.
Applicants must post their progress and final project as at least 5 blog posts before the closing date (see above), when projects are due. Challengers are strongly encouraged to post their blogs regularly during the contest period, rather than posting them all close to the finish of the competition; judges will look more favorably on those who blog regularly during the contest period.
Projects that use the Challenger's Kit most creatively, along with posts that are media rich with photos, videos, and code samples will be viewed more favorably in the judging process.
Please read the full terms and conditions of the challenge, attached below.
Ready to join the challenge? Then apply here!
If you are not successful in becoming a sponsored challenger, but still want to enter, all you need to do is use at least 5 of the TE connectivity products described above, as well as the Arduino UNO, in your project and adhere to the same Terms and Conditions for a chance to be our winner! Non-sponsored challengers are eligible for the Finisher and Winner Prizes, as well.