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Beacons And Barriers Competition

Phase Key Dates
Submissions 05/31/13 - 08/31/13
Winner Announced 10/01/13
How to Participate
Competition registrations have closed.
Submissions: 05/31/13 - 08/31/13
Submissions are only available for those registered to the competition.

Beacons and Barriers is a level designer challenge that asks you to use the RVW Level Builder to create an awesome level for a virtual robot to navigate through! Use the Model Importer tool to create objects to serve as Checkpoints (Beacons) and Obstacles (Barriers) and then design your level to so it's fun, unique, and challenging.


Create your level, write your instructions, zip the files and upload the zipped file here!


The Robotics Summer of Learning initiative will be awarding over $10,000 worth of software, robot kits, additional prizes and scholarships to Robotics Summer of Learning competition participants.


Learn more about the Summer of Learning prizes »

Rules & Requirements
  1. Projects must be submitted by an individual (i.e. this is not a team assignment)
  2. Levels must be created using the RVW Level Builder
  3. Projects must be zipped into a folder for upload.  The zip file will contain:
    1. The level you designed (.rvl file extension)
    2. The instructions for your level.  We recommend that you use .pdf, .rtf, or .txt file extensions.  Not everyone has Word or PowerPoint.  If a paricipant cannot open your file, they will score you with low points.
  4. Projects will be evaluated by the CS2N staff.
  5. Projects will be judged based on this rubric.
  6. Levels or instructions which contain inappropriate or offensive material will be removed from CS2N and offending users may be banned from CS2N.