The event’s managing committee may, in its absolute discretion, exclude or otherwise sanction any individual or team participating in the event for failing to comply with these rules.
- Teams shall consist of between 4 and 6 Monash University undergraduate students.
- Teams must be registered before the start of the competition and their composition may not be changed except with the agreement of the event’s managing committee.
- All competitors must agree and sign, if applicable, supporting documents required to compete.
- Competitors must abide by the Monash University Student Charter .
- Each team will be given access to hardware for use in completing the challenge.
- Each participant is responsible for ensuring that hardware given to their team is returned in working order and without permanent modification (e.g. by soldering) or else paying the cost of replacing it.
In addition to the hardware supplied, teams may supply additional hardware to a total value of $100, provided that the team submits a completed
Additional Hardware Form
to the event committee and that request is approved.
- Support components which help to construct rather than be included in the submission are allowed without approval; such as crimping tools, screwdrivers, USB-serial adapters, etc.
- Personal 3D printers are not allowed to be brought into the competition.
- Teams may not prepare any software or hardware prior to the start of competition.
- Existing open-source software and libraries may be used, provided that their use is identified in the team’s submission.
- The organizing committee may, at its discretion, choose to allow or disallow the use of any hardware or software. When in doubt: ask the managing committee.
In selecting an overall winning team, the judging panel shall consider the following aspects of each team’s submission:
- Cost of materials
- Innovation and Originality
- Value to society (be it through monetisation or social good)
- Other matters as the committee may consider appropriate
- In selecting an overall winning team, the judging panel shall consider the following aspects of each team’s submission:
- Additional prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the judging panel.
- A panel of judges shall be appointed by the event’s managing committee.
- No person with a personal interest in the outcome of the competition may participate in the judging panel.
- The make-up of the judging panel will be published prior to the commencement of the competition.