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Bring a robot to the library, host a demo at a university, or organize a robot convention. There are no rules other then to share the excitement of robotics with your community. If you hosted an event in 2020, tell us about your event.
The Robot Skills Challenge and Head-to-Head Competition will be offered.
New Jersey TSA State Conference (High School VEX Competition) website
New Jersey TSA
2000 Pennington Road
The event involves a group of (usually 4 or 5) High School STEM students that organize, create, test, fabricate and race their robot on a track for competition at the First IEEE NJ Coast Robot Competition this April 5th, 2014.
The students begin by creating a theme for their team/robot with a carrying case and a flag. Most of the students dress up in costumes in line with their theme. They follow sketches, plan and keep a log for their entire project to aid them with a written report that will detail their experience, including problems encountered and solutions. Now they compete by racing their Robot on a 6-inch track with two 1/2 in hurdles and finish the day with an Oral report in front of the judges. The time it takes to build the robot and complete their project varies, depending on the time the students devote to their project. The students are given their robot in January, so that they can be ready for the annual April Robot Competition. It generally can take 3 hours a week for 3 months to complete.
The teams go through three judged events: Fabrication, Oral and Track. The written report is handed in a week before the actual Race Day. The Teams first go to Fabrication table where the construction of their robot is checked to ensure it fits the documented criteria from the manual. A trial run is done at the fabrication table with their robot, where each team member controls one leg of the robot. If the robot is ready to run, they go to track. If not, they are allowed to go to the Pit, where they receive guidance in getting their robot ready to compete. They are allowed to go to the pit even when they are on track if something goes wrong. After the Robot walks the whole track. They do an Oral presentation where they are judged on teamwork, creativity, ingenuity, problem solving and learning lessons.
Inspiration for this event is by the Baltimore Chapter of IEEE (http://www.robotchallenge.com/), who has been sponsoring Robot Challenge Events for about 18 years.
IEEE NJ Coast Robot Challenge website
IEEE NJ Coast
765 Newman Springs Road
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maker Village
Exhibitors: Liberty Science Center, Robotics Teams, Maker Village, etc.
Come see working robots, a dinosaur exhibit and a fossil dig, interactive exhibits from the Math Museum, Maker Village, Jr. FIRST® LEGO® League showcase and much more. Come & participate in interactive demos and hands-on activities.
Glen Ridge First
219 Ridgewood Avenue
If your kids are interested in LEGO building, or robotics, combine those loves with our MINDSTORMS classes! In honor of National Robotics Week (April 5-13), we’ll be opening our doors on Sunday, April 6, so that your kids, age 8-12, can try out MINDSTORMS. For an hour, either from 11;30 – 12:30 or from 3:30 – 4:30, come in and build robots. Free. Space is limited, though, so you must register!
MINDSTORMS Build Session 1 website
203 South Avenue East
If your kids are interested in LEGO building, combine those loves with our MINDSTORMS classes! In honor of National Robotics Week (April 5-13), we’ll be opening our doors on Sunday, April 6, so that your kids, age 8-12, can try out MINDSTORMS. For an hour, either from 11;30 – 12:30 or from 3:30 – 4:30, come in and build robots. Free. Space is limited, though, so you must register!
MINDSTORMS Build Session 2 website
Introduce the coolness of programming self-awareness for the robot!
Free 45 minutes introductory session. You will have the opportunity to program the robot to react to its environment utilizing sensor feedback.
Limited seats are available. Pre-Registration IS Required. No Walk-in will be accepted.
Grade requirement: grade 4 to 9.
IMPORTANT: If you register, you will take up a seat. If you think you will not attend, please inform us at least two weeks ahead. This will allow us to release the seat to someone else.
Schedule: April 8th (Tue), 2014
Three Sessions available: 4:00-4:45PM, 5:00-5:45PM, and 6:00-6:45PM
To Reserve a seat:
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 908-595-1010 for the time which you are interested.
You may visit our website at http://www.stormingrobots.com to obtain more details.
Explore the coolness of programming self-awareness for the robot! website
3322 Rt. 22 West, Suite 402
Come learn about the exciting world of competitive robotics for kids in grades 4 through 9. Exit 5 Robotics will demo a Mindstorms EV3 robot running on an FLL competition game table. If time allows, there may be opportunities to learn some basic program of the robots.
Exit 5 Robotics is part of Livingston Robotics Club. The team competes in First Lego Lego League (FLL). The team has won three consecutive NJ Champion's Awards (2011, 2012, 2013). Out of over 23,000 teams worldwide, they have been of a select 300 each year invited to international finals competitions (2012, 2013, 2014).
Exit 5 Robotics: Competitive Robotics Demo for Grades 4 -9 website
Exit 5 Robotics
112 Eisenhower Pkwy
RoboCupJunior is an educational robotics competition held worldwide for students up to age 19. RoboCupJunior NY/NJ is the selection event for teams to be qualified to participate in RoboCupJunior World Championship 2014 held in Brazil. For more information, visit http://rcjnynj.org and http://robocup2014.org.
RoboCupJunior NY/NJ competition 2014 website
128 Merriwood Drive
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