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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 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.
BotBall Greater DC/Virginia Tournament website
4700 Medford Drive
A STEM extravaganza at the Roanoke South County Library featuring local school and home school robotics teams, maker projects, autonomous and radio controlled robots, hacker and maker projects.
Celebrate Robotics Exhibit at South County Library website
Roanoke County Library
6303 Merriman Road
Join us on Saturdays to build robots using Lego EV3, Arduino, or Raspberry Pi. Choose your robot control system and work at your own level (basic, intermediate, or advanced). We will assist you with timely advise and materials, or provide detailed instruction based on your needs. We also run special “Learn to Solder” and “Basic Electronics” workshops on demand, so if you are interested, don’t forget to ask. Our workshops are always hands-on and lots of fun
Saturday Robotics Workshops website
8992 Fern Park Drive
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 Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition website
4700 Powhatan Ave
Rise With the Machines. Robotics demo by local high school teams Lord of the Bricks, Synergy, and Aluminati.
This info is for our robotics demo, the convention runs all weekend.
RavenCon 2018 website
50 Kingsmill Rd
The Sea, Air and Land Challenge, nicknamed The SeAL Challenge, is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and provides engineering challenges for high school students based on military and first responder relevant scenarios. True to the name, the engineering challenges are held underwater, in the air and on the ground. Teams of students design, develop and build unmanned vehicles and custom payloads for the challenge of their choice. The students and educators are connected with industry engineers who help mentor the teams throughout the process.
The objectives of this robotics event are three-fold. The first objective of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to tackle a difficult engineering project while still in high school. The second objective is to provide students with an awareness of the tremendous technical careers in the Department of Defense and armed forces. The third objective of the program is to help educators and administrators implement a successful STEM program into their schools given time, budget and resource constraints.
On Saturday, teams will come together at King’s Fork Middle School to showcase their systems. Aerial challenges will be conducted with the students flying quadcopters. All students wishing to pilot on the day of the event must pass a flight certification test and their system is required to pass a flight worthiness test prior to Challenge Day. The students have built payloads which are attached to their quadcopter and then release an object to hit targets. The sea challenge takes place in a 1500 gallon tank with submersibles being required to locate and retrieve objects, and the land course involves robotic systems engineered to maneuver through obstacles and complete their mission within 10 minutes. The Challenges are scored by a panel of judges from industry, military, education and business, all of whom volunteer the time to generously support the initiative.
Sea Air and Land Challenge website
Suffolk Public Schools
350 Kings Fork Rd
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