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Build a robot, draw a robot, code a robot with your friends. There are no rules other then to share the excitement of robotics with your friends, family, or community. Share with us how you will be celebrating!
FIRST Robotics Competition
Midwest Regional website
525 S. Racine Ave
Use littleBit circuit kits to learn about the flow of energy. We will use different modules to design and make a bug that can move and make noise. Afterwards create a “blinking” bug drawing to take home
Spring Break Maker Camp Circuit Challenge website
Children's Museum of Illinois
55 south Country Club Road
The 3rd annual Southern Illinois Robotics Expo will highlight area youth robotics team as well as live interaction with robots. There will be a open LEGO MINDSTORM sumobot tournament starting at 11am.
Southern Illinois Robotics Expo website
FRC Team 4187 the ROBORAMS
7274 42nd and Broadway
Gear up for four days of robotics events!
Celebrate National Robotics Week by checking out the cool ‘bots designed by Chicago-area student and amateur teams, and interacting with some state-of-the-art robots. Robots and times will vary.
Robot Block Party website
Museum of Science and Industry
840 glencoe drive
The H2AC introduces high school students to environmental sustainability, renewable energy and alternative fuels. The H2AC starts off with science experiments and curriculum and has students build their own hydrogen-powered RC cars. The program concludes with a 4-hour endurance race where all 20 teams race against each other in an endurance style race.
Hydrogen Horizon Automotive Challenge (H2AC) - Chicago website
6410 S Dante Ave
The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core standards.
By exposing students to an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to their hearts as well as their minds, Botball® addresses our nation’s need for a well-prepared, creative, yet disciplined workforce with leadership and teamwork experience.
2018 Greater St. Louis BotBall Tournament website
1 Hairpin Dr
2018 Illinois 4-H Robotics Challenge: Envirobot
“If you want to learn about the health of a population, look at the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the places where they live."
– Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, in the Fifth Century B.C.
This year’s challenge revolves around one of the most important issues our world faces, environmental health. With major bodies like the World Health Organization estimating that over 12 million deaths are attributable to unhealthy environments annually, it is important that we begin to tackle this issue today for the sake of our future. As a result, each task this year will revolve around EH, and will help illuminate the challenges we face in dealing with EH related issues.
2018 Illinois 4-H Robotics Challenge: Envirobot website
University of Illinois Extension 4H
801 E Sangamon Ave
The MATE ROV competition is about student learning. It is designed to be an event that challenges students to apply the physics, math, electronics, and engineering skills they are learning in the classroom to solving problems from the marine workplace.
MATE Shedd Midwest Regional Competition website
5500 St Louis Ave
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