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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 2015 Robot and Technology Expo is an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their knowledge, celebrate their accomplishments and interact with others who share their interest in robotics and programming.
This event is open to all youth, not just 4-H members. It consists of several competitions: VEX Skills Events, VEX Skyrise Competition, a Robot Challenge Course, Robot Exhibition, a Scratch Programming Competition and a LEGO Building Competition.
There will also be hands-on activities for families to enjoy and demos by Boeing, a robot hobby club, the Army engineering robots, and Arch Reactor hackerspace. Mini-workshops on Scratch programming, Makey Makey, Arduino microcontrollers, and the Raspberry Pi will be offered.
2015 Robot and Technology Expo website
Lab:Revolution the 4-H Technology Playground and Makerspace
5270 Flat River Rd.
Robotics Design Challenge is an event for K-8 youth, where they build LEGO-robots with a variety of sensors, and program them to accomplish a given task. The Challenge has been hosted annually since 2006 by the Center staff, in collaboration with K-12 teachers, 4-H and other community organizations. The goal is to introduce STEM skills at a an early age, and to motivate them to pursue science and engineering careers.
10th Annual Robotics Design Challenge website
Computational Neurobiology Center
411 S 6th St
The Mineral Area 4-H VEX Challenge is being held as part of the 2015 Robot Invitational, an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their learning, celebrate their accomplishments and interact with others who share their interest in robotics and programming. The event is open to ALL Youth, not just 4-H members. It consists of the regular VEX Skyrise Competition, Robot Skills Challenge and Programming Challenges for middle and high school teams. A robotics competition for younger students, a Scratch Programming Competition and a LEGO building competition will also take place at the Invitational. It's an invitational where EVERYONE is invited!
Mineral Area 4-H VEX Challenge website
Mineral Area 4-H VEX
5270 Flat River Rd
Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of physical science, computer science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots.
Since 2000, over 16,000 students have competed in Robofest, including teams from 13 US States, England, Canada, China, France, India, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Singapore, and South Africa.
Robofest Site: 2nd Annual RoboParade, Jefferson City, MO website
3600 Country Club Dr
VEX Skyrise is the game this year. All VEX Rules will apply.
Missouri State TSA HS and MS website
1346 N Bishop Ave
The FIRST Championship is the culmination of the season's FIRST programs, bringing together three separate robotics competitions for the ultimate Sport for the Mind™. The event includes the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Championship, the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship, and the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) World Festival. Also featured is the Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) World Festival Expo.
FIRST Championship (World Championship) website
901 N. Broadway
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