Back to School

Global Line Follower Competition

Riders is welcoming the new school year with an amazing online line follower competition!
Hundreds of contestants from all around the world will compete against each other for amazing prizes on Riders platform in a one week competition.

The competition is postponed to a future date in order to provide the best experience for you.

Compete Now
Show Your Skills, Win Amazing Prizes!
Drones
Get on top of the leaderboard and win an amazing DJI Mini SE Fly Drone!
Internships
Show your skills in the Back to School Competition, and have the chance to do an internship at ACROME Robotics, Riders or Handplus Robotics!
Courses
Compete against the best performers and win Riders Introduction to Robotics Course for free!

Compete Against Your Global Rivals

• Riders invites you to the biggest back to school robotics event: Back to School Global Line Follower Challenge

• Join the competition, use your coding skills to build your algorithm and take your place on top of the global leaderboard!

• Get ready for surprise prizes, and job interview invitations from amazing robotics companies all around the world.

• Watch the video about how to use the platform here →

The challenge will kick-off on October 24!

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Riders Community
Join a community of robotics enthusiasts and challenge your rivals in the biggest back to school robotics event.
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Test yourself against others in a global competition and develop new skills by enrolling to Riders courses and being a part of this community.
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See Your Progress on the Leaderboard
See your overall score and your position instantly after submitting your code, and keep working to take a place on top of the leaderboard against your rivals.
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LINE FOLLOWER COMPETITION

The “Line Follower Race” has a challenging course marked by red, green, and blue lines. Competitors must program a robot by building an algorithm that can guide the robot through the obstacle course in the fastest time possible.

Join Riders Back to School Competition, get yourself on top of the leaderboard and win prizes!

See how your skills rank amongst hundreds of other robotics enthusiasts and win awesome prizes.

Not ready to compete?

Riders offers Introduction to Robotics Courses that can help you reach your goals to learn robotics, even if you are a beginner!

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Testimonials and Statistics
"Riders platform is really easy to use. It’s also a great option for students since the robotics hardware can be really expensive."
Valter Padovan
European Commision - Scientific Research Laboratory
"The system is flawless and amazing. It lets us to have a very exciting race in the end. It was really great to be a part of an online competition with Riders!"
Formula Trinity Team
Trinity College FormulAI Organization Team
"As a team, we just had to cancel our trip for a competition in Europe, with Riders it was never a problem, we can just join from anywhere."
Massimiliano Mantione
WorkWave - Senior Software Engineer
"I became aware of this competition only two days prior to the deadline and I would never have guessed how simple it was to get started!"
Wesley Silva
2020 Global Line Follower Competition, Winner
"It’s a great choice for learning. Software installation processes often get really confusing and frustrating at the beginning, but with Riders it’s almost just two clicks away."
Batuhan Ergün
Maker Faire Drone Flying Race, Winner
"Thanks to Riders, it is possible to code and see the outcome immediately, which is of great value to both students and educators."
Nazlıcan Lüle Ercan
Doga Schools, Technology Classes Department Chair
"Riders bridges the gap between high-end research and robotics education."
Associate Professor Erol Şahin
Middle East Technical University, Computer Engineering Department
KOVAN Research Lab Founder
"There is a lot of time lost in physical competitions. If you want to change the robot's algorithm, you need to completely disassemble and reassemble the robot. With Riders, there is no such problem; your robot is always ready to be coded."
Baran Çapik
Turkey's First Online Robotics Competition, High School Category Winner
"Riders gave us the opportunity to compete with our peers without location and budget barriers."
Sercan Esenli
Turkey's First Online Robotics Competition, University Category Winner
Past Competitions
May
2020

Line Follower Competition

Robotics enthusiasts who were high school and university students realized an amazing competition!

642
Participants
3.354
+
Hours of
Coding
3.700
+
Live
Streamers
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Mini Line Follower Competition

Held in the US, many competitors from around the world competed in this mini-competition.

90
Participants
180
+
Hours of
Coding
7
+
Countries
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Oct
2020
Dec
2020

Maker Faire Rome European Edition

In the biggest Maker Faire of Europe, there were 3 competitions! Drone Flying, Advanced Line Follower and Beginner Line Follower Categories.

167
Registrations
1.274
+
Hours of Coding
13
+
Countries
FLOW SHAPE

Bogazici University: BROCUP

In the event organized by Boğaziçi University student branches, 50 robotics teams competed for the first place.

90
Participants
350
+
Hours of
Coding
11.900
Submissions
FLOW SHAPE
May
2021
May
2021

IEEE RAS: Robofest

With participation of 100 students from all over Turkey, students had the opportunity to improve themselves by participating in training sessions and competitions in different categories.

100
Participants
635
+
Hours of Coding
11.634
Submissions
FLOW SHAPE