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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!
Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.
Robofest at Troy_Bethany website
2601 John R. Road
Robofest at Canton_CCA website
49100 Ford Rd.
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, this is the ultimate Sport for the Mind. Watch as student-built-robots compete in the 2017 challenge entitled FIRST STEAMWORKS. How does it work? Each January, high school teams receive a Kit of Parts comprised of donated items and components worth tens of thousands of dollars. With limited instructions and working with adult Mentors, students have just six (6) weeks to collaboratively design, build, program and test their robots to meet each season's new engineering challenge. Once these young investors build their robot, the team competes in regional/district events that measure the effectiveness of the robot, the power of collaboration and the determination of students. Teams vie for awards and a spot at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO where the best-of-the-best come together in late April. College scholarships top some $30+ million annually.
FIM District - East Kentwood Event website
FIRST Robotics Competition
6230 Kalamazoo Avenue
FIM District - Howell Event website
400 Wright Road
FIM District- Lake Superior State University Event website
650 Meridian Street
Sault Ste. Marie,
FIM District - Troy Event website
4333 John R Road
We'll be building fun embedded computer projects throughout the day. Come join us and learn how easy it is to build projects with these simple but powerful computers. We'll build projects with radios, motors and other devices. - See more at: http://www.pillartechnology.com/events#sthash.ZZlrZi9v.dpuf
Arduino Day at Pillar website
301 East Liberty Street, Suite 700
FIM District - Livonia Event website
8900 Newburgh Road
FIM District - Marysville Event website
555 E. Huron Blvd.
FIM District - Shepherd Event website
100 E Hall Street
FIM District - Traverse City Event website
1150 Miliken Drive
Robofestat Belleville_WCCCD website
9555 Haggerty Rd.
Robofest at SterlingHts_Parkway website
14500 Metropolitan Parkway
Swing like a monkey, fly like a bat, hop like a frog into the FIRST LEGO League Jr. CREATURE CRAZE season. Whether in zoos, on the farm, or in your own back yard, we all encounter animals in our lives. In the 2016-2017 CREATURE CRAZE Challenge, over 40,000 children will dive into the wonders of the animal kingdom. What will you learn about our furry, feathered, and finned friends?
Nexteer Ready, Set, LEGO Expo website
FIRST LEGO League Jr.
1801 St. Andrews Street
That ONE Team-Our Next Engineers will be demonstrating their high school built robots for the FIRST Robotics Competition (firstinspires.org). There will be a demonstration of what the robots can do and time for questions about the team and robots. The audience will get a chance to drive the robots under the team's supervision. There will also be Tetrix and LEGO built robots to help younger children learn and explore the world of robotics.
National Robotics Week Demo website
That ONE Team - Our Next Engineers
2650 5 Mile Rd NE
Michigan Robotics Day 2017 is organized by National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) at U of M in Building 18, North Campus Research Complex.
Robofest is a program and registered trademark of Lawrence Technological University College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Math and Computer Science.
Robofest AnnArbor_UofM_MI website
2800 Plymouth Road
Robofest at AnnArbor website
2800 Plymouth Rd
This free event is open to all ages. Come experience the cutting-edge advances made by Michigan robotics' companies and research organizations, hear from leading minds in the field, and see how students are diving into the field at the high school and collegiate levels.
The day will be filled with keynotes, demonstrations and excellent networking opportunities.
Michigan Robotics Day website
National Center for Mfg Sciences
The FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of a varsity sport with hands-on training in science and technology to help high school students discover how rewarding a career in engineering or technology can be. Remote-controlled robots, piloted by students and cheered on by thousands of screaming fans, go head-to-head in short games on the floor of a sports arena, battling it out to earn points during a two-minute round.
Michigan State FIRST Championship website
FIRST in Michigan
7400 Bay Road
FIRST Robotics Michigan State Championship.
160 FRC teams compete 4/12/17 thru 4/15/17
FIRST Michigan State Championship website
7400 Bay Rd.
Join robotics researchers and undergraduate students in the NAS Lab at Michigan Tech for a live tour. Watch as students navigate their mini car robots through a microgrid obstacle simulation. Which design will do the best? Find out by joining in through Facebook Live and Twitter #mtulive.
Microgrid Obstacles Lab Live Tour website
1400 Townsend Dr
The MATE competition challenges K-12, community college, and university students from all over the world to tackle missions based on scenarios from the workplace. The competition’s class structure of beginner, intermediate, advanced-intermediate and advanced complements the educational pipeline by providing students with the opportunity to build upon their skills as they engineer increasingly more complex ROVs for increasingly more complex mission tasks.
The MATE competition requires students to think of themselves as entrepreneurs and transform their teams into companies that manufacture, market, and sell “products.”
In addition to engineering their ROVs, the students prepare technical reports, poster displays, and presentations that are delivered to working professionals who serve as competition judges.
The MATE competition encourages students to work together, network, and learn from technical professionals and each other. MATE’s philosophy is that collaborative learning experiences best simulate the real world and will serve students - and their future employers - well in the workplace.
Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition website
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
3303 S 3rd Ave
Robofest at Canton website
8375 N. Sheldon Rd
Robofest at WestBloomfield website
4925 Orchard Lake Road
If there is no qualifying site near the team location or for special circumstances, the teams may register on-line for the Video Submission site. Video submission teams are required to pay the same registration fee. The coach must submit the signed Robofest Video Submission Form to include a link to the video (YouTube, Vimeo etc) to Robofest@ltu.edu. It must be received by 11pm EDT April 23, 2017. The following is the suggested video contents: Start with the team and team member introduction, around 5 seconds for each member. Introduce features of the robots, around 5 seconds for each robot. Demonstrate the games or exhibitions; the video should not be edited, once the demo started. Rolling credit and/or acknowledgement (recommended). Adults may help produce the video. If students were involved in the video production work, it should be acknowledged in the rolling credit.
Robofest USA_Video_Qualifier website
21000 West 10 Mile Road
Robofest at Detroit website
18240 Huntington Rd
Open to West Bloomfield teams
West Bloomfield FLL Jr Showcase website
West Bloomfield High
4925 Orchard Lake Road
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