I am running a contest as part of the Test Automation Bazaar in Austin, Texas from March 23-24.
The challenge is to write a robot that plays (and wins) expert games of minesweeper. You can use whatever language and tool you like. A colleague of mine, Mark Ryall, and myself have written a web version of minesweeper from scratch using Coffeescript. It’s available to play at minesweeper.github.com.
Full details of the contest are on the conference web site hosted on watir.com.
Good luck! It sounds easier than it is.