Now this looks fun... you test out the new robotics studio from MS... throw in an idea, do a write up, and if you make it to round two - you get the actual hardware platform (parallax's eddie) to make it and enter in for the second part! OMG!
I'll fiddle with the beta software this weekend... I think we should get a few entries in! Viva la DIC!
You are at least sixteen (16) years of age
Round 2 Finals December 7, 2011 March 31, 2012
Round 1 entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
60.00% Utility / Usefulness
Round 2 Finals: 10 Finalists will receive a robotic device on loan from Microsoft to assist them in creating their entry, which should be a video showcasing your robot and the productivity problem it solves for.
Round 2 entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
20.00% Technical Implementation
40.00% Utility / Usefulness
One (1) Grand Prize: A check for $10,000, to be divided equally among each member of the team.
One (1) First Prize: A check for $5,000, to be divided equally among each member of the team.
One (1) Second Prize: A check for $3,000, to be divided equally among each member of the team.
Two (2) Honorable Mentions sponsored by Parallax Inc. : A $200 online credit for purchases made on Parallax Inc.s online store (http://www.parallax.com)
This looks like a add on for C#!
Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 Beta