Instructables! For those of you living under a rock, Instructables is a great website where users can post step by step instructions for making almost anything. If you are unfamiliar with it, the RobotShop Microcontroller contest is a great way of getting started. If you are already an Instructables junkie, then you better hurry and make a submission now!
What are the prizes?
There are several substantial prizes:
- The Grand Prize is a 500$ RobotShop Gift Certificate, a DFRobotShop Rover, and a RobotShop/Instructables prize pack (which includes several promotional goodies such as pens, a mousepad, a screw driver, and more)
- The Second Prize will be awarded to two winners and consists of a 250$ RobotShop Gift Certificate, a DFRobotShop Rover and a RobotShop/Instructables prize pack.
- The Runner-up Prize will be awarded to four winners and consists of a DFRobotShop Rover and a RobotShop/Instructables prize pack.
- Furthermore, an extra Special Judge’s Prize will be awarded to the creator of the best project that makes something move with the microcontroller.
As you can see, the prizes are quite substantial and since we are a bit biased toward robots (hard to believe, isn’t it?) we will award an extra special prize for the best instructable that makes something move with a microcontroller.
Not enough for you? Beyond this, each participant will also get a 50% discount coupon for the DFRobotShop Rover. Which is like giving away roughly 45$ to every participant for free!
What do I do next?
Simply go to the contest page and read the rules and instructions, create an Instructables account if you don’t already have one and start making.
The contest closes for entries on July 3rd 2011, so you better hurry up and make a submission now!