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    Enter Your Project for a chance to win robot prizes for your robot builds and a $200 shopping cart!  The Birthday Special: Robot Prizes for Robot Projects!

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    Congratulations to jomoenginer for NVIDIA Jetson Nano!  You are the winner of the Month of Robots Grand Prize!   You win a Marty S.T.E.M. Robot, an Arduino Engineering Kit, and a $200 Shopping Cart!

     

    Congratulations to ipv1 for BBC MicroBit Robot Bonanza ,    balearicdynamics  for The Drawing Machine Part 1. The micro:cycloid , and carmelito for Mini Quadcopter! You are winners of the Month of Robots 3 First Place Prizes.  You win an App Enabled R2D2 Droid and a $200 Shopping Cart!

     

    Congratulations to  three-phase for Walter the Coil Winding Robot Armmilosrasic98 for Captain S.L.O.W. (Rhex inspired) , dubbie for SuperRobot , BeagleBone Devastator Robot by ninjatrent , and aspork42 for Using the MeArm robotic arm to test battery life in the Dirty Smart Button .   You received first place votes from the judges and will receive free element14 swag!

     

    "I almost think it is easier to put together a project for submission to these contests than to judge them :-)." - Community Member Judge 

    The community celebrated the second birthday of Project14 with a month long celebration of robots.   We talked history of robots, submitted robot projects, and made more than a few references to R2D2.  As stated above this was a rich class of robotics projects.  In less than 24 hours we'll have a live steam where we'll highlight some of the great robotics projects which have happened in this program, in the two years that its been around.  Milestones are a time for nostalgia.   Next month, the community turns 10, and there must be something really special about a community that's attracted so many amazing people.   The thing that makes this community special is the  people that are a part of it.  Thank you for supporting the element14 community, this program is just a small part of everything that makes this community special.

     

    If you can, I encourage you to sign up for the live stream here:

     

    Project14 | Recorded Live Stream: Robotics: Tribute to Gordon McComb: Community Presenters with Special Guest MATRIX Labs!

     

    Even if you are not able to see it live, we're all on different crazy schedules, even if you can't attend live, you can always attend on demand.  You'll be making a statement that this is more of the kind of thing you want to see on the community. You'll also be supporting your fellow community members, in this initiative, the first live stream of the community where community members present. This program has always been driven by the incredible engagement of our community members.   You're all incredibly smart, and you help bring life to projects that are a joy to witness.

     

     

     

    Without further adieu here are your winners....

     

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    The Winners

    The Grand Prize

     

    NVIDIA Jetson Nano  by jomoenginer :

     

    NVIDIA Jetson Nano

    "I liked how the build was presented and all the details provided. A lot of fun to watch." - Community Member Judge

    "This was a very interesting project, using some very interesting technology. Very well done!" - Community Member Judge

    "Nvidia Jetson Nano.  It's a good read and build log on a more complicated robot." - Community Member Judge

     

     

    "Great tutorial-like content that will help lots of people, and a nice insight of how computing and image processing can revolutionise robotics" - Community Member Judge

    "Nice use of a more powerful platform to perform rudimentary collision avoidance.  Well documented." - Community Member Judge

    "This is real cutting edge stuff and Jon gave us a great insight into the new AI capabilities of this board coupled with image processing." - Community Member Judge

    3 First Place Prizes

     

    BBC MicroBit Robot Bonanza by ipv1:

     

    BBC MicroBit Robot Bonanza

    "Many small projects to choose from with informative details" - Community Member Judge

    "Interesting way to remote control the robot using and lots of detail on the line follower" - Community Member Judge

    "I would nominate  BBC Microbit robot bonanza for the grand prize.  I liked the tutorials and the projects can be replicated for little cost by makers, schools and STEM clubs." - Community Member Judge

     

     

    "Robot Bonanza, excellent description, HW, SW, Video" - Community Member Judge

    "Very cool project showing how to make a remote-controlled robot using a couple of MicroBits." - Community Member Judge

    "I always like to see the Microbit being used and this project didn't disappoint, it is well written up and included plenty of 'hacked' together parts." - Community Member Judge

     

    The Drawing Machine Part 1. The micro:cycloid by balearicdynamics:

     

    The Drawing Machine

    "A very unique project, well executed and documented. Very nice video" - Community Member Judge

    "Very fun project, with some great results." - Community Member Judge

     

     

    "Microcycloid, original idea followed up with good description and build instruction." - Community Member Judge

    "It was fun, different - perhaps not quite a robot and more a machine, but I loved the simplicity of design with the complexity of the output. Nice work." - Community Member Judge

     

    Mini Quadcopter  by carmelito:

     

    Mini Quadcopter

    "Great build with nice end results! The set of skills and knowledge required for this project was impressive" - Community Member Judge

    "Very nice construction and tuning of a quadcopter. Great demonstration/ flying." - Community Member Judge

     

     

    "Who doesn't like a dog getting in the video? Seriously though, this project included some extra points for the 3D printed parts including Element14 ! The design and software were very interesting and something I hope to read through again." - Community Member Judge

    "He makes it look easy, but it takes a lot of skill and experience to pull this off. Excellent project and video." - Community Member Judge

    Runners Up

    Runners Up

     

    Each of the following projects received first place votes from the judges.

     

    SuperRobot by dubbie:

     

    SuperRobot

    "Nice upgrade of existing electrical toys. The breadboard-on-a-train-carriage is inspired. I'm surprised Adafruit, Arduino etc have not thought of that yet. It would make a nice development platform for some firm to design and sell - a hackable train kit with sensors, a small Arduino with BTLE or WiFi and the mobile breadboard of course." - Community Member Judge

     

     

    "Clever and funny with good detail on the project including overcoming issues" - Community Member Judge

    Walter the Coil Winding Robot Arm  by three-phase:

     

    Walter the Coil Winding Robot Arm

    "Walter coil bot,  again a good build log and something that although it didn't quite work, was beautiful overkill when just a motor would have done!" - Community Member Judge

     

     

    "A great example of a general-purpose robot arm being used to perform a task."  - Community Member Judge

    "Coil Winding Robot, another interesting use for a robot arm." - Community Member Judge

    Captain S.L.O.W. (Rhex inspired) by milosrasic98:

     

    Captain S.L.O.W. (Rhex inspired)

    "Captain slow.  An interesting concept. It sort of lollops around, and I'd like to see more if development continues." - Community Member Judge 

     

     

    "An interesting robot, very clever way of making the robot legs/wheels!" - Community Member Judge

     

    BeagleBone Devastator Robot Introduction by ninjatrent:

     

    BeagleBone Devastator Robot

    "This project shows the mix of skills needed for robotics. Nice project." - Community Member Judge

     

     

    "Beaglebone Devastaor Robot by ninjatrent: Well built robot" - Community Member Judge

     

    Using the MeArm robotic arm to test battery life in the Dirty Smart Button by aspork42:

     

    Irrigation Sprinkler Control Using the MeArm robotic arm to test battery life in the Dirty Smart Button

    "Dirty Smart Button, interesting use for a robot arm." - Community Member Judge

    "Another great example of using a general-purpose robot arm to do a dedicated task that would be boring for humans." - Community Member Judge

     

     

     

    What's Happening Now

     

    There's always stuff going on in the community and the best ideas always come from you.  Suggest your idea in the Monthly Poll!  and vote on the themes you want to do projects on. Build projects that use NFC or RFID for applications such as access control, asset tracking and contactless payments in the NFC/RFID competition.  Or, build projects that use a configurable programmable logic device such as FPGA or CPLD in our projects that use a configurable programmable logic device such as FPGA or CPLD in the Programmable Logic competition. We're giving away a limited number of Arduino MKR VIDOR 4000 boards for project proposals that use them. We're giving away a limited number of Arduino MKR VIDOR 4000 boards for project proposals that use them.  

     

    Also be sure to sign up for the second Project14 live stream:

     

    Project14 | Recorded Live Stream: Robotics: Tribute to Gordon McComb: Community Presenters with Special Guest MATRIX Labs!

     

     

    NFC/RFIDProgrammable Logic
    Project14 | Build Projects that Use Radio Waves to Communicate Through NFC or RFID! Project14 | Build Projects that Use a Programmable Logic Device such as FPGA or CPLD!

    NFC/RFID Programmable Logic

     

     

    Thank you for continued support of Project14 !

     

    Summer is coming soon!

     

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    Be sure to Congratulate the Winners and Keep Being Awesome!