by David Geer
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Robot Band DARES to
Sound Off in Contest
Last time, we featured a couple of contestants from the ongoing Boca Bearing
25th Anniversary Innovation Contest. The miniature bearing company is
celebrating all year by giving away more than $20,000 in prizes and monetary
awards to winning entrants.
Contestants include videos of their creations in action. Projects must use one
or more ball bearings, roller bearings, linear bearings, or any form of full ceramic
or ceramic hybrid bearings to qualify for entry.
To recap, each month a winner is selected based on votes cast at the website.
Those fortunate to be selected receive an iPad 2. Boca Bearing will select a grand
prize winner and two runners’ up from among the monthly winners. While the
two finalists will each receive a 3D printer from Makerbot Industries, the grand
prize winner will enjoy $10,000 in cash as their reward.
Let’s take a look at one more of the entries — a robot band.
The robot band
are the creators of the
robot band. They are
a modest group of
engineers who love robot
building. The team started
out in an internship at the
TU/e (The University of
the Netherlands) in 2001.
Team members originally
introduced the robotic
trio at Eurobot (an
competition). The team’s
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