When SparkX builds a safe cracking robot, everyone wins!

But when guessing the time and the combination, only two people can win

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Cracked safe

Empty, but still cool to watch

An automatic safe cracker was something we had discussed on the very first day of SparkX, and it was really great to see it come to fruition. Thanks to all who watched and commented on our live stream!

We asked for you to take guesses, given very little information, on how long our bot would take to crack the safe, and also, what the combination would be. Whoever came the closest without going over (Price Is Right rules) would win a $100 Sparkfun gift certificate. Well, now that the dust has settled, and we're still sitting here happily and a bit proudly staring at our open safe, we have found our winners. For time, with a guess of 00:30:05, our winner is TCRobotics. And for combination, with a guess of 12/76/53, the winner is GCF. Congratulations!

For those of you interested in the finer points of how we did what we did, we've added a tutorial on our entire process, which you can find here.

Thanks again for watching, and Happy Hacking!


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