San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
UPDATE: You can register your interest in being involved now but we are rescheduling this event to Spring 2015 and will announce the new date on the 26th October.
Your challenge is to build a freestanding robot out of the scrapheap provided before the deadline.
The official definition of a Robot is – ‘a machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer.’
However this can be interpreted as you like, it could be a playful sculpture of a Robot that looks great but does nothing, or it could be a fully functioning machine that’s not so pretty on the eye. It could be futuristic, it could be retro, it could be minimalist it could be chaos. It’s up to you.
The Team Categories
Best Team from outside of Leeds
You will be provided with
A basic work table
A ‘Major Work Zone’ with Robot Technicians for powered work and battery charging.
You should bring
Appropriate clothing – work clothing such as overalls if you have it, or alternatively scruffs with long trousers and sleeves
Relevant safety clothing if you bring own tools, eye protection, gloves etc.
Sturdy Gloves for handing the scrap
Up to 5 magic items, Scrap or Tools (no mains powered tools)
Enthusiasm and open-mindedness
What happens after?
Robots can be taken back with you, but we have secured some great hosts to enjoy the best robots created during the day including the office of the Chief Executive's of Leeds City Council & Leeds Art Gallery
Once registered you'll receive a finer break down of the rules