apps4austria is a federal Austrian Challenge to create mobile Apps by using Open Government Data archives. These archives contain all kind of information that could be used by a wider public community, such as location of waste collection centers, tourism information, public statistics or public building information.
The challenge emphasises the design of apps that are using these kind of publicly available information and visualizations. Its even possible to submit concepts and ideas without concrete implementation. The submission of apps4austria is due to 1.march 2013!
The National Robotics Week Robot Challenge is a great share your robotics projects, learn from others, and win some great prizes to help you make your next robot! Just tell us about your simple robotics projects – something K-12 students could reasonably make while working with a teacher or mentor.
What kind of robot projects are eligible for the contest?
simple robots made from scratch
robots built on a standard platform
parts of a more complex robot (a manipulator, sensor, or housing)
Who can enter?
Everyone can enter! We’re also giving away student-specific judges’ prizes, so if you’d like to be considered for these student prizes, please mention your age category in the intro step.
They’re explicitly looking for entries from school, club, and scouting groups – this is part of the National Robotics Week educational outreach program and they want to see your group’s robot!
Special Judges’ Prizes
Age 12 & Under*, Age 13-18*, Simplest Bot, Best Use of a Platform, Best Robot Part, Best Video, Best Group, Best Documentation, Best Reuse/Recycling.
*Please mention your age in the intro step. 12 & Under groups must have Instructable published by an adult. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, Netherlands, and Australia. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, June 11.