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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!
The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.
Lone Star Regional FIRST website
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Bring students, family, friends, business colleagues to learn more about STEM and robotics in the North Texas area.
UTARI National Robotics Week Showcase website
UT Arlington Research Institute
7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S.
This tournament is the qualifying tournament for the National TSA VEX event in Dallas this summer. All teams and team members MUST be members of Texas TSA and National TSA to compete.
Texas TSA VEX Qualifying Tournament website
Texas TSA VEX
100 Washington Ave
The Goddard School of Keller will be constructing their own classroom robots. Ages involved in the process will be 2-5yrs. We are looking forward to watching their creations come alive.
The Goddard School of Keller website
The Goddard School of Keller
8801 Ray White Road
EARLY Robotics Rumble
Strengthen your ingenuity and game strategy in using robotics. Even better see how nifty of an attachment you can build to get the most points during an EARLY Robotics competition.
Sumobots Robot Rumble
Teams compete to 'stay in the ring' and attempt to push each other off the field or to disable their opponent. Each team will have multiple matches during the Robot Rumble to compete with other SumoBots. Teams must bring their robot ready to rumble!
Note the field is solid black and there is a white line as the boundary of the field. The field is approximately 4 feet in diameter. All Sumobots must run autonomously and have a 5 second delay before they 'attack or try to find their opponent'. For complete rules for the mini LEGO SumoBot format click here.
7320 Hwy 90A
GEAR (Get Excited About Robotics) is a 6-8 week LEGO robotics challenge for elementary and middle school students during which student teams build and program LEGO robots (using the MINDSTORMS EV3 and NXT kits) to perform specified tasks. To solve the challenge, students learn engineering skills through a teaming exercise in designing, building, programming, testing, and troubleshooting wheeled LEGO robots that perform and compete on an eight foot by eight foot field. GEAR itself (www.gearrobotics.org) is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 volunteer organization, which was created to foster interest among today's youth in a career in engineering, science or technology. It provides the game rules for the annual competition together with instructions on how to build game tables and piece. GEAR also maintains Question and Answer and Frequently Asked Questions sections on their website. GEAR tournaments are held at various locations; for more information regarding GEAR tournaments outside of Lubbock, TX, please check the GEAR Website: http://www.gearrobotics.org/
For more information about GEAR at Texas Tech University please check out http://www.coe.ttu.edu/stem/gear/
Get Excited About Robotics (GEAR) website
Whitacre College of Engineering, Texas Tech University
Robofest is a festival of competitions with autonomous robots to master principles of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), computer science, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and problem solving skills while designing, constructing, and programming the robots.
Since 1999, over 16,000 students have competed in Robofest, including teams from 13 US States, England, Canada, China, France, India, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Hungary, and Singapore.
Robofest Site: Brazoria, TX website
205 N Nevada
El Paso Exploreum is proud to be part of National Robotics Week with the event Robotics at Exploreum. The event will be held at El Paso Exploreum on April 11 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Fun display of the uses of robots, local engineer students and professional will be available to talk to the public, see the life size robot from the Border Patrol and much more!
Robotics at Exploreum website
El Paso Exploreum
300 W San Antonio
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