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Teacher's Pet Students' Robotics Challenge

Enrollment Closed

Start Date: 3/30/15 06:00 AM

End Date: 4/24/15 06:00 AM


Kits Offered: 20

Applicants: 154

Description

Introduction
Teachers Pet Logoelement14, in collaboration with Mathworks and Adafruit, are proud to announce the Teacher's Pet Students' Robotics Challenge.  Selected competitors will be provided with an extensive Raspberry Pi 2 OR Arduino kit. Each contestant will also get free access to MathWorks tools including MATLAB, Simulink and relevant toolboxes for programming various components in the hardware kit. Potential applications can range from programmable robots which serve as mobile alarm clocks, to ones which carry their books for them, to interactive, moving calendars which help students stay on top of their schedules.
Arduino Kit
Each selected competitor who chooses the Arduino Kit will receive the following package of items:
Arduino Due
Arduino Due
Parallax BOEBot Robot for Arduino Kit
BOEBot
Sharp Distance Sensor
Distance Sensor
And...
  • An analog temperature sensor.
Raspberry Pi Kit
Each selected competitor who chooses the Raspberry Pi Kit will receive the following package of items:
Raspberry Pi 2
Pi Camera
Pi Camera
Sharp Distance Sensor
Distance Sensor
And...
  • A Raspberry Pi Project kit
  • An IR distance sensor
  • A battery pack
  • 10 Bit A/D Converter with SPI Serial Interface
Blogging Challenge
Successful applicants will be invited to blog in the STEM Academy area; the blogs should fully describe use of the products in the creation of their Teachers Pet projects. Blogs should incorporate videos and images whenever possible. Each RoadTester will be required to submit a minimum of 7 blogs; each blog should be tagged with "teachers_pet". Final submissions are due on July 24, 2015; the Grand Prize will be awarded shortly thereafter.
Grand Prize
element14, Mathworks and Adafruit will provide the winner's academic institution with a CEL Robox 3D printer. The total prize value is approximately $1400.00!
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