[ucc] Progcomp results
dave at daves-domain.com
Sat Sep 21 10:55:05 WST 2002
> How about a different format for the next comp?
> And imagine a hardware / software comp (all contestants given then
> same stuff, say a shitty 486 and some sort of basic I/O hardware
Huh? Why such overblown hardware?
Give'm 8-Bit Z80's or something, Hey, even better, 8-bit 6501Q's... CPU,
ROM, RAM, built-on IO, couple relay drivers, ... I could probably provide
all the 'tronics required (except the PCB's). Assuming you don't get more
than 50 competitors, that is ;-)
> interface and a box of meccano with a "device" to build that has to
> do a particular job...)
You could have a "no holds barred" open-class comp, where contestants were
just given a bucket of bits, and had to fab their own PCB's, solder the
bits, build the 'bot, etc etc.
After a certain period of time (to allow the open-class dudes to get to the
same/similar point), you could then have the "inbetweenies" class start,
where they get given the PCB soldered already, but not the mech's done.
And lastly, after some further period, (where it's expected the two former
comp groups should be up to about that stage), you get the software weenies
class, where they got the board and 'bot built already, and just had to code
But yeah, great suggestion.
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