I've spent about almost 40 hours documenting this project, and made by far the best article I've written on hackster, the judges from Amazon and LEGO, for whatever reason did not even bother to look at my video, as I can clearly see it from my youtube analytics. I am almost certaim they did not bother to check my the project article.
I have written entire new device driver, technical documentation that does not exist anywhere on internet that solves a significant problem on LEGO, using python and ev3 to integrate with other sensors. (I've googled for 8 hours before deciding to write my own)
If they feel that this project is not even worth seeing or judging, then it is shameful for me to put it up here. I don't feel like complaining about this, but I have no interest of being subjected to public humiliation. So I decided to put this place holder to save myself some public humiliation.
Every time I look at this project I feel powerless, every time I look at this contest I feel injustice, and every time just by thinking of this situation it strikes pain deep in my heart, knowing that I was never going to get a fair judgement in the first place.
I didn't expect to win, as there are few projects that's clearly have put just enough effort, energy, innovation, instructions as I did. But to my surprise, they didn't win either, only one made into the finalist. But I did not expect not to even get judged, along with others who have put a great deal of work into their project, just hoping for nothing but judges taking a look at it.
I don't blame anyone but myself, how could I be so stupid and thinking that efforts, innovation, coding, instructions matters at all to the judges, and results clearly showed that they did not care about any sets of rules they've put forward. And most importantly I blame myself for trusting the system, most of the contests here are being judged by quality of the content and by merit of the project, even ones that are not usually tells you right away in the fine print (students only, US citizens only).
End of the days this is just all part of marketing scheme, and I am simply not someone they are looking for on the winner's list, so whatever I've build simply don't matter, if I was looking for a fair judging I have came to the wrong contest... I just wished they put these up front so I didn't have to waste so much time to embarrass myself.