DefconBots 22 is done! I want to say how much I appreciate all the help with the contest especially from all of the competitors. You built robots (some the day of the contest O_o), fielded countless questions that I should have been answering (but was too busy sexily laying around the arena) and 4 out of every 5 dentists agree that you made DefconBots the best event at Defcon this year. _Please_ keep in touch and compete next year!

If you have pictures or video of the event PLEASE email them to me: defcon@jotux.com
You can find pictures I took on my site: http://jotux.com/defconbots/22/
I will also update the defconbots.org site with all the media you send to me.

RESULTS

I tracked results of the quals/finals for all the teams (reply to this thread if anything looks incorrect). The score is calculated one point per hit of every target. Example: you finish wave 1 and get 7 hits on wave 2, your total score will be 12.

Team MX
Qualification Scores: 3 0 2 4
Qualification Place: 1st(two-way tiewith 4 points)
Final Score: 13
Overall Place: 1st
Qualification Prize: Sphero
Top 4 Prize: Parallax ELEV8 Quadrotor
Priceless Prize: DefconBots T-Shirt
Secondary Awards: Most creative hardware, sofware, or strategy
Secondary Prize: Pololu Zumo Arduino Kit
Other Awards: Robot most likely to be the origins of SkyNet
Other Prizes: Fingertech 3-2-1 FIGHT robot T-Shirt, CircuitHub T-Shirt, Solidworks Backpack, Bragging Rights

Team Pew Pew Robots
Qualification Scores: 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 4
Qualification Place: 1st(two-way tie with 4 points)
Final Scores: 12
Overall Place: 2nd
Qualification Prize: Sphero
Top 4 Prize: Barobo Linkbot-L Modular Robot
Priceless Prize: DefconBots T-Shirt
Secondary Awards: Best DefconBots Facial Hair Award
Secondary Prize: The admiration of lesser bearded men
Other Prizes: Bragging Rights

Team Blue Balls
Qualification Scores: 1 0 0 2 3 1
Qualification Place: 2nd(two-way tie with 3 points)
Final Scores: 4
Overall Place: 3rd
Qualification Prize: Sphero
Top 4 Prize: $250 CircuitHub Credit
Priceless Prize: DefconBots T-Shirt
Secondary Awards: Best Built Robot
Secondary Prize: FingerTech Cobra Mini Sumo Kit
Other Prizes: Solidworks Backpack, Fingertech 3-2-1 FIGHT robot T-Shirt, Bragging Rights

Team Cycloptic
Qualification Scores: 2 3 3
Qualification Place: 2nd(two-way tie with 3 points)
Final Scores: 2
Overall Place: 4th
Qualification Prize: Sphero
Top 4 Prize: WickedLaser Nano Purple Laser Pointer
Priceless Prize: DefconBots T-Shirt
Secondary Awards: Most Improved Team
Secondary Prize: Pololu Zumo Kit
Other Prizes: Fingertech 3-2-1 FIGHT robot T-Shirt, Solidworks BackPack, CircuitHub T-Shirt, Bragging Rights

Team Cat Toy
Qualification Scores: 0 0 1
Qualification Place: 5th
Overall Place: 5th
Qualification Prize: Sphero
Priceless Prize: DefconBots T-Shirt
Other Awards: Crappiest Cat Toy
Other Prizes: Fingertech 3-2-1 FIGHT robot T-Shirt, Solidworks BackPack, CircuitHub T-Shirt

Team Golden Gears
Qualification Scores: 0 0 0
Qualification Place: 6th
Overall Place: 6th
Qualification Prize: Sphero
Priceless Prize: DefconBots T-Shirt
Other Awards: Most Elaborate Cat Toy
Other Prizes: Fingertech 3-2-1 FIGHT robot T-Shirt, Solidworks BackPack, CircuitHub T-Shirt

Team Mr. Blaster
Qualification Scores: 0 0 0
Qualification Place: 7th
Overall Place: 7th
Qualification Prize: Sphero
Priceless Prize: DefconBots T-Shirt

NOTABLE MOMENTS

- When the Team MX robot became semi-sentient and shot me in the face with the laser
- When 2-3k people that asked Kat about the competition
- The pew-pew noise that the Pew Pew Robots Team robot made (only I could hear -- pew, pew, pew, pew, pew)
- Alvaro holding the robot together with his hands during qualification
- Team Cycloptic literally showing up, compiling their code for the first time and hitting 3 targets
- The chirping bird cat toy on top of the Team Cat Toy Robot (only I could hear...again -- tweet, tweet, tweet)
- The crazy Golden Gears Robot with all the glitter, feathers, and bells

WRAPPING UP

TEAM CYCLOPTIC: I have the motors and sumo wedge for your Zumo robot. PM or email me (defcon@jotux.com) so I can get it to you.

DefconBots will likely be back next year with a similar event -- computer vision, fuckin' lasers, moving targets.