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Monsters Robot Challenge (With Real Prizes)

UPDATE 11/30/2012

Hello all, been pretty busy lately with things, but it was brought to my attention we don't have much time left for this competition! I've decided to extend the final date a bit so those of us busy with holiday plans, etc, will have more time to complete their robots. Happy Holidays!

NEW DATE: January 30th, 2013


UPDATE 9/26/2012

If you're going to enter for the contest please either 'collect' this post, or post a reply with your intent to enter. We need at least six(6) entries to consider this thing to work and have both prizes! Anything less than that and I might just have to do only one prize...



The time is soon upon us, that frightful time of the year when monsters and ghosts and things that go bump in the night come out to play. Be afraid, be very afraid...

In a nod to NilsB's Bosewicht (https://www.robotshop.com/letsmakerobots/node/33969) and Monster Catcher (https://www.robotshop.com/letsmakerobots/node/33927) robots, I thought it would be fun to have a little challenge for this 2012 Halloween. Now to be fair, I did look back through the older LMR challenges and noticed there was already a previous Halloween challenge, but I didn't see any final results from that one. This one has a bit of a twist!

Either way, it's all in good fun. Now, for the rules...


1. Most important! Your monster must be scary looking! The creepier, the better.

2. Your monster must be made (grown?) by you, and you alone!

3. Your monster must not have been entered into a previous Halloween challenge.


That's it! That's all you have to do. Considering the time frame I've posted, I don't expect anything too complex. Think: glowing eyes, rumbling noise from speakers, or oozing green slime from a hidden pump. E.g., a "hairy" 8 legged octo-walker giant spider from the abyss that spews 'venom' (silly string) from its mandibles?!



FIRST PLACE: Micro Magician !!!!!!!!!

Wow! NilsB has graciously offered to award a DAGU Micro Magician controller board! Awesome!



Second Place: ARDUINO UNO REV3 !!!!!



Extra points given to those that can post video of your creature scaring others (*cough* JAX).

As for the winning entry, it will be decided by LMR vote. Greatest number of votes wins!




P.S. The reason for December 23rd as a final turn-in date is because a) it's before Christmas, and b) the world is ending according to the Mayans. Duh.

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My cousin made this robot which I think qualify's for this challenge:


Though its worth noting he stopped making robots after getting married. So I'm sure he wouldn't want to win anything.

That looks great! However I would have to say that each entry must be made by the participant :(.

He was building and conversing, then, *bang* gone. *sniff* He decided a real live family was more important than this group. :P

There was some family drama and he left town to get married (eloped). Last time I talked with him, he's happy but unemployed and struggling with the drastic life change. He's now living with his wifes family out of state.

As stated in the shout-box I am going to offer a second prize for this challenge. I do that because I like the idea of this challenge and not only participate but also donate something to it. Cobaltphoenix is going to announce this prize as soon as we know what it shall be.

My donation to this challenge is one Micro Magician. From LMR to LMR.

This seems like an awesome challenge, even better since October is coming soon! :D

Do I have to post the construction part too? Or only a link to the video will work?

It was very funny building this. I realised that,I am not an artist,and maybe I can't be one.


I have added a write up here- https://www.robotshop.com/letsmakerobots/node/35932