Take a fresh look at your lifestyle.

element14 Launches Twist, Turn and Move Robotics Design Challenge

element14 has launched the Twist, Turn and Move Robotics Design Challenge. Participants are given the job of designing and building a robotic arm or mobile robot that performs a specific task.

\”From robotic arms on the international space station to home vacuums and mops, using robots to assist with everyday activity is a normal occurrence for most people with no longer sci-fi,\” said Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community and Social networking for that element14 Community. \”We're so excited to see what kind of robots our community members create and are getting excited about seeing the way they enhance their robotics skills and create something innovative in their designs.\”

Examples of tasks that may be performed in the projects made for this design challenge include but aren't limited to:

  • A robot arm that may pick up and set down an object
  • A mobile robot that follows a line
  • A robot arm that moves in all degrees of freedom
  • A mobile robot that can avoid an object in the path

Submissions for the Twist, Turn and Move Robotics Design Challenge are open now through June 6. 15 sponsored challengers will be selected and announced on June 10. Those participants must use four or even more TE Connectivity-provided products within their designs, that will contain dynamic series connectors, circulator plastic connectors series, M8 connectors, an IM relay, and more.

Once they receive their kits, participants may have 11 weeks to build and blog about their projects. Challengers must post their progress and final project via a series of no less than five blogs by August 19. Good use of the TE Connectivity components and fascinating utilization of movement is going to be graded more favourably.

Winners will be announced in August. The first-place winner will receive a Flashforge Guider II 3D Printer with an iRobot Roomba Self Emptying Robot Vacuum. The runner-up will receive an iRobot Braava Jet Robot Mop as well as an Ender 3 V2 3D Printer. Anybody who completes five blogs and a project using the featured products will receive a MultiComp Pro Multimeter Set.