Up here in Nothern California at the HomeBrew Robotics Club
(http://www.hbrobotics.org ) we have an interesting competition each year
that you thatt your club members might find interesting. We call it the
TableTop Challenge. It is divided into the following 3 phases:
1. Have your tabletop robot go from one end of the table to the other
without falling off.
2. Find a cube on the table and shove it off the table. The robot also
must not fall off the table.
3. Find a cube on the table and shove it to a goal at the end of the
table. The robot also must not fall off the table.
Each phase is conducted 2 months apart as to give members time to work
on their bots to accomplish the tasks. There is no regulation on the
cube dimensions nor what is considered a goal. Most people use a shoebox
taped to the end of the table but other people have used their
imaginations and come up with other configurations. All in all it is a
lot of fun and we have a big turnout each year for these challenges. Not
that this is a challenge not a competition. I recommend this to clubs
and individuals alike.
Randy Hootman - President
Modoro - Linux/Java Robots
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