Get $200 for guessing when Free Day is over! And checkout the tank visualization game that came out of RoboJoust.
Free Day is coming! (It's not today!) 31 days away (January 7th, 2010) and we're not sure what kind of a mess we've created. It's going to be a heck of a day. What we do know is that everyone seems to think they know when the deal is going to expire. I think it will be over by 11AM. Others claim, without a doubt that $100,00 will be gone in 5 minutes (you're so wrong!). Everyone has their guess. So why not start a side bet? A game inside of a game really...
The person who can guess when Free Day will end without going over (Price Is Right rules apply), will win a $200 SparkFun credit. Here's the rules:
firstname.lastname@example.org is where you send the email with the subject "Free Day Guess: 11:02:45" for a guess of 11:02AM and 45 seconds.
We're not checking that email box for any reason so don't send customer service requests there. There is no cost to participate, and we are not going to do anything with your email addresses so don't worry about receiving spam from us. We just like a good guessing game whenever possible.
We've made it on to Hack a Day for a couple projects over the weekend. Chris Rojas, Tim Holmberg, and Ryan Owens put on a hack robot session this weekend in the SparkFun lab/classroom. The truly amazing thing was how it started out as a robot competition and turned into a Physical Computing/Robot Tracking/Visualization project. It's hard to describe so watch some of the videos Tim and Rojas have put up:
Check out more about this Community Core Vision project using Processing and a bunch of tanks with IR on Chris' site. Tim's got some great videos and pictures of the event as well!
And to coincide with that, Rojas has been working on his iPhone Tank control application:
We can't wait to see they can build next!