Either Remote Control or Autonomously
Shepherd’s Pi – guide your sheep into their pen, but avoid the wolves!
Nature’s Bounty – harvest your crop of apples, optionally collecting them as you go.
Hungry Cattle – satisfy your cattle’s appetite by filling the feeding troughs.
Farmyard Tours – our obstacle course challenge is a fun ride for visitors to your farm!
Technical and Artistic Merit – create a combined video to show off your robot’s design and features.
Blogging (optional) – record your competition progress in text, video, image and song. (No, really… song!).
The rules state:
- Your robot must have an operational Raspberry Pi at its core which carries out the majority of the computing effort.
- If you feel that you can complete the challenge(s) using the Raspberry Pi Pico (or even multiple Picos) as the core, this is permitted.
- Microcontrollers, such as Arduinos, micro:bits etc may be used on the robot but the Raspberry Pi must be in overall control.
- Additional pieces of equipment e.g. a games controller, a laptop, mobile phone or tablet may be used to control the robot, but must not be physically attached when competing on the courses.
If a laptop can be used to “control the robot” (rule 4), but the Raspberry Pi must be carrying out “the majority of the computing effort” (rule 1), I wonder if a ROS-based robot would count or not. I’m thinking “not”.
But an out of the box based GPG3 could probably compete well.
Charlie making a total balls-up of everything.
Most ridiculous robot.
thanks for the awesome information.
. . . and when I get my joystick working, watch out!
ROS is just fine. I think there were two ROS bots last year.
I want to see a GoPiGo running Bloxter!
I think I remember seeing a Blockly entry, but every robot was purpose built. I did not see a single COTS bot.