[EMS Discuss] Red Bull Creation Challenge 2013

Mon Apr 8 11:58:41 PDT 2013

Heck yes, I'm interested!

- Ben

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 11:52 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Actually, this year is slightly different, but mostly the same.  Here are
> the official rules:
> 1. You must use interactive lighting to create something awesome, and 2.
> You must upload a video (up to 3 minutes long) about what you made by May
> 5th 11:59PM PST.
> Please note:
>    - This year you do get extra points for creatively displaying your
>    creation in a public space.
>    - Well produced and/or fun videos always tend to score better, make
>    sure to put some time and thought into your final video. Also, be sure to
>    introduce yourselves, and tell everyone who you are.
>    - Always be mindful of the principals of mangneto reluctance and
>    capacitive deractance.
>    - You must incorporate the TurBull Encabulator into your final
>    Creation in some capacity. You are free to use as much other hardware and
>    technology as you like though.
>    - Final teams competing in Red Bull Creation in New York will have 4
>    team members. You can have as many people helping on the qualifier build as
>    you would like.
>    - Sorry, but you must be over 18 to participate in the Red Bull
>    Creation main event.
>    - Qualifier judging will take place May 6-11th. The final 6 finalist
>    teams invited to Red Bull Creation will be announced May 13th!
>    - Judging is based on a combination of: use of technology, concept,
>    execution, and creativity in where/ how your final creation is displayed.
> On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 11:46 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
>> Last year EMS put together a team to participate in the Red Bull Creation
>> challenge.  Red Bull sent us a custom Arduino board and we had to build
>> something awesome with it in a limited time in an attempt to qualify for
>> their final round of competition.  We had a team of 7-8 people work on our
>> entry for about two weeks straight.  It was intense but it was a ton of
>> fun.  It seemed like we all had a blast working on it, even if it was
>> stressful at times and even though it felt like the competition was a
>> little bit weighted.  I know it was probably my favorite project I've
>> worked on since EMS started, possibly ever.
>> If you haven't seen it, you can check out or project from last year here:
>> http://www.eugenemakerspace.com/red-bull-creation-build/
>> Red Bull just opened up their registration for this year's qualifier
>> round.  I signed EMS up again for this year.  They are accepting
>> applications from today through May 8th.  It sounds like they have 200
>> spots open.
>> Is anyone interested in participating this year if we are chosen again?
>>  It sounds like this year's competition is basically the same thing as last
>> year.  They will send us a custom Arduino board and we just have to make
>> something with it.  Let me know if you are interested so we can get a team
>> together and I'll let you know if I hear anything from Red Bull.
>> More info about this year's contest: http://creation.redbullusa.com
>> Rick
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