Instructables Robot Contest Announces Winners
There was a time not too long ago when finding a local robotics club was near impossible for people in many cities. If you wanted to build a robot, you would entirely be on your own. But now, as robots begin to slowly take over the world, most builders can find a local group or local robotics competition.
But for those who can't, there are the robot internet contests. The typical rules are: build a cool robot, write about it, win something.
Second place was a Wall-E look-alike robot. And although airman00 didn't win, my personal favorite of the bunch was Chives, the Robot Butler. You can find a more detailed tutorial on his creation here.