IET Robot Triathlon

Can you build & program a robot to complete the Institution of Engineering & Technology’s Robot Triathlon?

Easy enough to try at home, so we’ll add them over the next few weeks to The Vault.

But for those in the East Midlands, UK, there’s a competition being held at The Silk Mill, Derby, on Saturday, 12th March 2016. ChickBot was previewed at the Maker Faire at The Silk Mill back in October last year so it’s a venue we are familiar with. We’ll be back on the 12th with a stack of ChickBot’s for people to build and play with.

IET_line_follower_example_trackFor anyone else, you can join in at home and take your skills further. The three events are:

  • Line following – but not for the faint hearted – the track twists & turns and the line crosses itself at points.
  • Drag race – how fast can you make your robot go?
  • Maze time trial – navigate around the walls of a maze in the fastest time.

The event info can be found here. Competitor entries are now closed but you can come along & watch, try your hands at programming some Lego Mindstorms, and best of all, build a ChickBot (maybe take it home for the schools price, £10!)

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