Rules will be updated if clarification is required: please read the notes at the bottom!
The space-themed challenges for the 2019 competition are as follows:
Autonomous challenges are where the Raspberry Pi is controlling the robot by itself for the duration of the challenge without interference from the operator.
- The Hubble Telescope Nebula Challenge
- The Canyons of Mars
- Blast Off: the Straight-ish Line Speed Test
Remote-controlled challenges are where one (or more) members of the team are controlling the robot via wireless controller(s).
Opportunities for More Points
There are additional opportunities to gain more points which increase your overall score. These are:
- Blogging – in which your pre-event exploits are described in words, videos are shot and photographs are taken.
- Technical Merit – in which robot features, build quality and other technical aspects are scored by an expert judge on the day of the competition.
- Artistic Merit – in which the design of the robot and other aesthetic aspects are scored by an expert judge on the day of the competition.
- Most Space Age Robot – in keeping with our theme for this year, the Special Award for this year’s competition goes to the robot that has the most space-aged design. Go retro! Go futuristic! Go… something! The choice is yours!
- The rules may be changed slightly or clarified following comments and questions from competitors.
- The points systems for each challenge may change, probably in favour of the autonomous challenges.