To evaluate your designs, we will hold a Tin Can Triathlon. These three events will test the performance and versatility of your system. Each team will get three attempts at each event.
In this event you will transmit ten short messages (140 characters) over a fixed distance (25 ft). The team that uses the least amount of power wins. You will receive a new message to send every 30 seconds. Hint! A sleeping microcontroller draws (almost) no juice.
In this event you will transmit a long message (10,000 characters) over a fixed distance (25 ft). The team that sends the message in the least amount of time wins. Hint! Use all the frequencies at your disposal.
In this event you will transmit a short message (140 characters) as far as you can. You will specify the distance before attempting to send the message. The team with a successful attempt at the greatest distance wins.
To be determined...