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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®) stages
short games played by robots. The robots are designed and built in six weeks (from a common set of parts) by a team of high-school-aged young people and a handful of engineers-Mentors. The students program and remotely control the robots in competition rounds on the field. The FIRST
Robotics Competition Regional events are typically held in university arenas. They involve 40 to 70 teams cheered by thousands of fans over three days (two days for District events).
Bridgewater-Raritan FIRST Robotics website
600 Garretson Road
SuGO is short for sumo-wrestling LEGO MINDSTORM NXTs. Join us for a build-and-battle robotics tournament open to 4-Hers and non-4Hers in 4th through 7th grades! No prior robotics experience required. For more information, including registration and permission forms, please vdownload our informational packet at 4HisTops.org.
Somerset County 4-H
310 Milltown Road
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 9th (Tue), 2013
Three Sessions available: 4:00-4:45PM, 5:00-5:45PM, and 6:00-6:45PM
Introduce the coolness of programming self-awareness for the robot! website
3322 Rt. 22 West, Suite 402
This is an annual RoboCupJunior US competition with Robotics Soccer, Search and Rescue, and Dance competitions for school age students (up to 18 year old). It will be held at the Liberty Science Center.
RoboCupJunior NY/NJ Competition website
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Join Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey for Rube Goldberg and Robotics! Meet Hillsborough High School FIRST Robotics Team 75, help operate the team’s robot, learn about simple machines and part-take in a challenge to make a complex machine to perform a simple task after which you will earn our council’s own Robotics Badge!
Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey
1171 Route 28
The event involves a group of (usually 4 or 5) High School STEM students that organize, create, test, fabricate and track their robot for competition at the Robot Competition this April 5th, 2014.
The robot kit is the same for all teams. The kit costs approximately $60.00 (includes a manual) that either the school or WIE provide. The students begin by creating a theme for the 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 running 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. Depending on the time the students devote to their project, the duration of time to complete varies, generally 3 hours a week for 3 months will suffice. The suggestion is for them to start in January to be ready for the annual April Robot Competition.
The teams go through three judged events: Fabrication, Oral and Track. There is also a Written Report that 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 get help 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
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