Short Survey - HiTechnic prize raffled off on 1/14/08

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Short Survey - HiTechnic prize raffled off on 1/14/08

Postby scotty9835 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:14 pm

Sorry about the repost, It was brought to my attention that I had used the wrong date on my former post. This raffle is still valid for all entries, the raffle will take place on January 14th of 2008.

I am doing a research project on software and robotics. This project is being funded by the university I attend in Boston MA. The information collected from this survey will help in my research, this information will be kept confidential and not distributed.

After you complete this survey you will be entered into a raffle for a prize from HiTechnic.

1 raffle prize of the winners choice will be provided after the survey ends January 14th 2008.
Prizes Include:
-NXT Prototyping Sensor Kit
-NXT IRLink
-NXT Gyro
-NXT IRSeeker
-NXT Compass Sensor
-NXT Acceleration/Tilt Sensor

* Rules: To participate in the drawing your screen name must be registered before December 14th 2007, the date prior to the posting of this survey. So you cannot create 5 accounts and submit 5 survey responses. Only 1 response per registered forum account is allowed. The Drawing will be held on January 14th 2008, the winners username will be announced via the forum and contacted via email for shipping information.

Take the Survey!!!
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Postby 99jonathan » Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:00 pm

who won?
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Postby scotty9835 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:27 pm

I promised to keep everyones information private, so I cannot tell you who won. The winner has been notified via email, I will ask him if he wants to post that he won and what he is getting as a prize.

I would like to thank everyone for their effort in participating. If anyone is interested I can share the results of the survey.
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Posting results

Postby ft.zimmermann » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:28 pm

So why don't you post your results?
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The Winner

Postby scotty9835 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:43 pm

Brandon from PA won the raffle. He chose the Sensor Prototyping kit from Hightechnic. Brandon is going to compete in upcomming soccer robot competition at MIT.

Good luck Brandon.

Out of 19 people surveyed

As for the Survey Results

1) What best describes your level of education?

47.4% Bachelors Degree
15.8% Post-Grad Degree & "I'm still in high school"
10.5% Associates Degree & "I'm still in college"
0% "I'm still in college"

2) What was your primary field of study in school?

63.2% Computer/Information Science
10.5% Physics & Electrical Eng. & Mech/Chem Eng
5.3% Biology

3) What languages/Enviroments are you an expert in?

100% Java
36.8% C/C++
26.3% Visual Basic & C#
15.8% Excel
10.5% Perl
5.3% Python

4) What programming enviroments do you have on your desktop at home/work?

94.7% Java IDE
42.1% Excel & C/C++ Compiler
36.8% C# Compiler
10.5% LabView & Python IDE
5.3% MATLAB
0% Perl IDE

5) If you were building a very complex NXT robot and you were going to collect, analyze and process data for a science fair or work. What languages/development enviroments would you choose to work with?

100% Java
21.1% OpenOffice/Excel
15.8% C/C++ & C# & MATLAB
5.3% MATLAB
0% Perl & Visual Basic & Python

6) Is your work with the Lego NXT...

63.2% Just for fun
21.1% Other (Robo cup, fun/teacher, first lego league, nxj developer)
10.5% Part of a research project
5.3% I am a teacher researching a potential classroom assignment

7) Which is more important? Accurate and timely control of...

84.2% Both are very important
10.5% Accurate/timely control of motors
5.3% Accurate/timely control of sensors

8) In which way would you rather use your NXT?

84.2% As an embedded system
15.8% Control it via PC

Does this seam like a good representation of the LeJOs user base?
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Postby bbagnall » Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:02 am

Those are interesting results. It's nice to see who our user base is because we really don't get a good feel for what people are using leJOS for.
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