Antimov Recap Video


A little over a month ago (wow, time really flies...), SparkFun hosted what we dubbed the Antimov Competition - a robotics competition based on the reverse mirror of Isaac Asimov's rules of robotics. The goal of the competition was to get people thinking outside of the box when it comes to robotics and completely abandon the standard of robotics competition.

In case you missed the competition (or the initial recap), Gregg (our new videographer) put together the above video as a brief documentary of the day's events. Check out the video and start brainstorming for next year - it's going to be a great time! Cheers!


Comments 9 comments

  • WTH? That was weak…

  • It was a great time! Really looking forward to next year’s competition - plans have already started on the drawing board. Does anyone know if there will be a limit to the amount of thermite allowed? Mwa ha ha ha haaaaaaaa!

    • Ohhh…..wow. Wish i could have gone….but Colorado is a little far for me…. Have fun with your thermite!! :)

    • thumbs up<br />
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      “We don’t need no water…”

      • Haha yeah, “We don’t need no water…” especially with thermite. You can’t put it out with water, but water will most likely cause an explosion, hmmm… Too dangerous for Antimov?

        • I’m almost certain that it’s FAR too dangerous, but don’t burst our bubbles, man. lol<br />
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          And no, you’re right, you really don’t want to dump a whole bunch of water on a pile of burning thermite. The water may flash boil and the resulting steam expansion would blow the particles of burning thermite everywhere… <br />
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          This is why it is of great importance that you (continuing quote from previous post) “…Let the Mutha***** Burn.”

  • What an awesome day! The best thing about the whole thing is that my 13 year old son Brian, who won the live competition, has really gotten into electronics. The LiPo battery on the Antimov trophy died so, with my help, he added a charging circuit and larger battery. Now, he uses the trophy as a backup cell phone charger and night light. I also noticed he has an Arduino on his Christmas list. I can guarantee Santa will come through with that one.

    • I wish I’d gotten into uC’s that young, I was still building analog circuits back then and playing with relays… I know I’d learned BASIC by 4th grade, And I remember really wanting a BASICStamp board from RadioShack in 5th or 6th but I couldn’t afford it.<br />
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      Good stuff… Ah the good ol' days, lol

  • Man, I really wanted to be there…<br />
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    Awesome Footage, and a great contribution from “the new guy”<br />
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    Keep it comin' guys


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