Tuesday, August 11, 2009

MoonBots: A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO MINDSTORMS Challenge

The X PRIZE Foundation, Google Inc., LEGO Systems, National Instruments, and Wired’s GeekDad recently announced "MoonBots: A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Challenge".
"The new contest will challenge small teams comprised of children and adults to design, program, and construct robots that perform simulated lunar missions similar to those required to win the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, a private race to the Moon designed to enable commercial exploration of space while engaging the global public.

"Once registration for the contest opens, teams will be asked to submit designs illustrating how they will build, program and operate their robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS robotic kits. There will be no charge to enter the contest and registration will be open to teams across the globe. "
Read more about the challenge, and sign up to their mailing list at: http://www.moonbots.org/

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