AndyMark Contests for Build Season 2018

What's build season without a little bit of fun, right? We'll do a few contests, which will be announced on Lunch with Andy. Check in on the series here, Here are the active contests:

Adopt an AndyMark Engineer Contest

  • There are many reasons, from inclement weather to available resources, as to why a team may not have been able to complete their robot by Bag Day. This competition season, AndyMark is holding an Adopt an AndyMark Engineer contest, where your team may be selected to bring one of our Mechanical Engineers into your robot family for a competition weekend. Teams are encouraged to share the challenges they ran up against this season that lead them to bag an incomplete or less-than-functional robot, and we would like to come and work with at least one lucky team to get you up and competing at your event.

  • The Rules:
    • Who is this contest open to?
      • Based upon our Mechanical Engineering Team’s availability, this contest is open to teams in need competing during weeks 3, 5, and 6 of the 2018 FIRST Power Up Season.
    • How do I apply?
      • Send us an email to including the following information:
        • Team Number and Location
        • Lead Mentor Contact Information
        • Week Competing, Event Name
        • Number of Technical Mentors on the team
        • Number of Students on the team
        • AndyMark products used on your robot
        • Up to 500 words on why your team wants or needs to adopt our Mechanical Engineer for your event
        • A picture of the robot prior to Bag Day, as well as a picture of each subsystem (if available)
    • This is:
      • An opportunity to have an AndyMark Engineer be a part of your team for the weekend, in the pits working on your robot with you
      • An opportunity to learn from an industry designer
      • An avenue to get to know the AndyMark Mechanical Engineers who design our products. Make our Engineer a true part of your team for the weekend!
      • A fun and educational experience!
    • This is NOT:
      • Adopt Andy Baker for a weekend - Sorry!
      • A free chaperone for the weekend
      • A guarantee to make your robot win the competition
        • We will do our best to work with you such that your robot operates to the best of its ability
      • Intended for teams who primarily require Electrical, Controls, or Programming assistance
        • We’re sending our Mechanical Engineers, who have varied and possibly limited experience in these other areas.

Coloring Page Contest

Break Yo' Bot Contest

  • Deadline: Bag Day, Tuesday, February 20, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time 
  • The Rules: Make a video describing how you broke your robot and learned how to fix it. Also, record the celebration of this breakage. 
  • Keep it rated G Entries will be judged on creativity and effective lessons learned. 
  • AndyMark will select our favorite four (4) submissions, and the community will vote for their favorite The winner will receive a $250 AndyMark gift certificate, along with a golden cube
  • To Enter: Post your video to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram or email with your submission.

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