For the junior high and high school aged students, OctopodiCon has the Automaton Contest – whereby students create a gear-driven or self-driven toy or robot. This is a simple automaton made from cardboard and a wooden skewer and a bit of wire, it’s from the book How to Design and Make Simple Automata, and there are plenty of materials out there for making more complicated designs. Piperoid has plans for robots made from paper and cardboard tubes. Making a nifty little gear-driven device from cardboard or paper is easy, and best of all, it could win some lucky junior or senior high school student $100, a trophy, and an enrollment for the student and a parent to OctopodiCon 2013! The second place winner receives $50 and an enrollment to OctopodiCon 2013 for the student and a parent. The third place winner receives an enrollment to OctopodiCon 2013 for the student and a parent. All the contestants receive a beautiful, frameable certificate. The contest is Saturday morning, October 6th, 9:00, at OctopodiCon.
And then, for adults, we have the Remote Controlled Airship Race, with cash prizes! First prize is $75, with a trophy, a title, and 2 enrollments to OctopodiCon 2013. Second plce is $25, a title, and 2 enrollments to OctopodiCon 2013. Third place is a title and 2 enrollments to OctopodiCon 2013. Every entrant receives a lovely, frameable certificate. This contet is at 11:00 am Saturday morning, October 6th, at OctopodiCon.
We do accept any remote controlled blimp-tpe device within certain specs (see our Contests Tab for details), but just as a quick glimpse, we will accept the remote controlled shark or fish, if you make it look steampunkand it can fly and navigate the course we’ve laid out. The winner is the most skillful navigator of their remote conrolled airship.
Prizes will be awarded at Commencement Ceremonies on Sunday, October 7th, at 3:00 pm at OctopodiCon.
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