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LEGO MINDSTORMS COMMUNITY COMMUNITY CONTESTS Community Contest #6: Simon
COMMUNITY CONTEST # 6: Simon
Simon, that hears; that obeys
* This Community Contest shall run from Tuesday, September 14 through Thursday, October 14. You may enter a robot in this Contest up until Midnight (12:00pm) on Thursday, October 14. *
CC6:Simon Rules, Guidelines and Judging Criteria:
GUIDELINES: The Challenge of this contest is to build a robot that plays the game of Simon Says with a human. Here is how the game of Simon Says works: The object of the game is to copy Simon's moves. Each time you correctly match his moves, the level goes up. If you make a move out of order, you have to start over at the first level. Complete the sequence as long as you can in the right order to acheive the highest level and score. (Check out http://www.primarygames.com/puzzles/simon/color/start.htm for an online example of the game.) The objective is to create a robot with which a human can play.
- Only LEGO® elements may be used.
- All electrical parts must come solely from the RIS (i.e. no more than 1 RCX, 2 motors, 2 touch sensors, and 1 light sensor). However, normal, non-electric parts are not limited in any way.
- The robot must be able to show three different states (the lights of the original Simon Says game); bonus points will be awarded if the robot can show four different states.
- The robot must be capable of receiving three different answers (the buttons of the original Simon Says game); bonus points will be awarded if the robot can take in four different answers. A sound or melody should be played to indicate if the right or wrong answer is given.
- The robot must be capable of displaying the high score. A sound or melody should be played if someone matches the high score.
- A program must be created and used for the robot to qualify. The process must be entirely automated. Any robot that requires outside intervention will not be accepted.
JUDGING CRITERIA: The judges will, with all possible fairness and equality, judge the entrants to the CC6:Simon contest based on the following criteria (ordered by importance):
- Funtionality of the game
- Ease of use
- Difficulty (number of inputs-outputs)
Thus summarizes and ends the Rules, Guidelines and Judging Criteria of the Sixth Community Contest (which hereafter may be known as CC6:Simon).
The Judge Panel shall consist of all Active Hosts currently in the LEGO MindStorms Forum at the conclusion of CC6:Simon, save those Hosts who request exclusion from the Panel.
You must include the following in your entry email:
- Description in a simple text file (no Microsoft Word or Works documents, please), including a description or diagram of the function of the inputs and outputs
- Pictures or a CAD file (please keep each picture size under 300KB)
- Program <-- Very important!
- (Optional) A video of the robot in action (this is greatly preferred but is not required for those who do not have the resources)