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Vivek
03-02-2008, 07:51 AM
---- WIN MEGABOARD! ----
An Online Contest for hobbyists only in India.
An ATMEGA1281 based robot control board

Click here for the details-> http://www.machinegrid.com/vivek/atmegaboard.html
or (old mirror is below)
http://botbrains.x10hosting.com
(both websites are identical so use any One)

I conducted a similar contest in 2006, and due to the good results of that contest, this new one is here.

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To Admin-
If you got double "story" requests, that was because there was a blank screen after i pressed the OK button. (both times.)

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rao
03-02-2008, 08:41 AM
Hey man.. amazing initiative..

Good job..

And you didnt post multiple..

Rao

Vivek
03-03-2008, 07:44 PM
Looks like this free webserver is bit crappy.
(the site seems to have quite some downtimes...)
I dont know which ones are good.

I will try to put it back to geocities or find one.
(Website development/html is not my field, so this is painful.)

Till then the contest will not be suspended, and if you make a submission it will reach me.

ice
03-04-2008, 12:00 AM
I'm willing to host it for you. Got good bandwidth at my server.
Let me know.

Vivek
03-04-2008, 07:48 AM
hi
there you are again! helping me with my website woes.

I will send you and email.

Thanks!
Vivek

ice
03-04-2008, 08:09 PM
Check your pm.

Vivek
03-05-2008, 07:06 AM
Many thanks to Ice (Gerry) for graciously hosting the contest pages.

The new and better/faster location of the contest is

http://www.machinegrid.com/vivek/atmegaboard.html

I am sorry to bother you Rao, but please change the main page news when you get time.

Thanks,

Vivek
05-31-2008, 11:19 PM
The winner for this MegaBoard contest (ended May 2008) is
Mr. Jude Baby George
from Kochi, Kerala


Besides Answers to questions i also had to consider the residence/college City of the applicants to give priority to people who where in remote areas.
Moreover, the answers by most applicants were wrong and i could not have decided only on the basis of the correct answers anyway because some applicants were past the stage of a free resource.
I had to perform color coded spectrum analysis to arrive at "green" = winner, because this is such a grey area. This was more difficult than previous contest 2 years ago because then there was a clear winner.
I was not disappointed by wrong answers because my grading scheme allowed for some deviation in answers (redness), because making mistakes is allowed to learn in this field.


I was disappointed by such low number of applicants (19) after 2month contest. Ok even if internet exposure to interested students is less in our country, and maybe thats the right number;

i was all the more disappointed by "blank fields" by some applicants. As if they just wanted to send their name in a lottery and not put any effort at all.

Anyway, I am glad we had few deserving candidates.

cheers!

ice
06-01-2008, 01:07 AM
Hey,
Good to know.
...and congrats to George.