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  • Xtreme Bots Spring Competition, Wright State University

    Lots of great BOT BATTLES!!! The event is free (goodwill donation accepted), open to the public and fun for the entire family.

    Visit the Xtreme Bots Spring Competition website

    Hosted by Xtreme BOTS

    When:

    • April 6, 2019
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
    Dayton, OH  45435

    Xtreme Bots Spring Competition logo
  • Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors Robot Competition, The Ohio State University

    Watch first-year engineering student teams compete to see which team has designed, built and programmed an autonomous robot using creativity and engineering principles to complete specified tasks on a course designed and built by the program’s teaching assistants. First-year engineering students will showcase their cornerstone design projects in the Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors Program (FEH) at Ohio State University. The single-elimination tournament of the competition will start at 4:15 p.m. Doors will be open for the round robin tournament, which begins at noon. Parking is available at the Neil Avenue Parking Garage or the Tuttle Park Place Parking Garage at an hourly rate.

    Visit the Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors Robot Competition website

    Hosted by The Ohio State University Department of Engineering Education

    When:

    • April 6, 2019
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    337 W 17th Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210

    Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors Robot Competition logo
  • MakerX, Ohio Expo Center

    MakerX The Columbus Maker Expo is a festival of creating with technology. It is suitable for all ages and will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in the Buckeye Building of the Ohio Expo Center (aka State Fairgrounds).

    Visit the MakerX website

    Hosted by MakerX

    When:

    • April 6, 2019
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    717 E. 17th Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43211

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  • LEGO Robot BattleBot , Robot Academy

    This camp features our famous BattleBot championship, where student-made robots "battle to the death"

    Visit the LEGO Robot BattleBot website

    Hosted by Robot Academy

    When:

    • April 6, 2019
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    565 Metro Place S
    Dublin, OH 43017

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  • Wapakoneta FIRST LEGO league Jr. Expo, Wapakoneta Family YMCA

    FIRST LEGO League Jr.

    Visit the Wapakoneta FIRST LEGO league Jr. Expo website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics

    When:

    • April 6, 2019
      9:30am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    1100 Defiance St
    Wapakoneta, OH  45895

    Wapakoneta FIRST LEGO league Jr. Expo logo
  • MakerX: The Columbus Maker Expo, Ohio Expo Center

    MakerX is a public festival for everyone interested in digital design and creation. Robotics is a core part of MakerX. In 2018 we hosted FIRST, VEX, and LEGO teams as well as research and entertainment robots, autonomous vehicles, drones, and other technologies such as 3D printing, VR/AR, game development, digital art, and electronic music. MakerX is an exhibition to share knowledge with the public and not a competition. There is no charge to exhibit at MakerX

    Visit the MakerX: The Columbus Maker Expo website

    Hosted by contact Bill Ball by email

    When:

    • April 6, 2019
      10:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    717 E 17th Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43211

    MakerX: The Columbus Maker Expo logo
  • National Robotics Challenge, Marion County Fairgounds

    Founded by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 1986 as the Robotic Technology and Engineering Challenge under the guidance and inspiration of Tom Meravi and Dr. James Hannemann. Known as the National Robotics Challenge since 2005, this event is the longest continually operating robotics event in the United States and is the premier educational 
event for open-platform robotics competition.

    Visit the National Robotics Challenge website

    Hosted by EduEverything, Inc.

    When:

    • April 11, 2019 - April 13, 2019
      9:00am - 11:00am

    Where:

    220 E Fairground St.
    Marion, OH 43302

    National Robotics Challenge logo
  • Advanced Telerobotics Research Laboratory Open House, Kent State University

    In honor of National Robotics Week, the Advanced Telerobotics Research Laboratory is hosting an open house event at Kent State University. All ages are welcome. During this event, you will experience products of current advanced technology, understand how robots are built from both physically and in software, how virtual reality can change our way of life and how you can start with develop your own affordable robot. We will have live demonstrations and people will have the opportunities to interact with different robots, talk with our researchers and technicians regarding any robotics related topics.

    Visit the Advanced Telerobotics Research Laboratory Open House website

    Hosted by Advanced Telerobotics Research Laboratory

    When:

    • April 12, 2019
      11:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240
    Kent, OH 44240

    Advanced Telerobotics Research Laboratory Open House logo
  • Kent State Mini Maker Faire, Kent State University Library

    Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Glimpse the future and get inspired!

    Visit the Kent State Mini Maker Faire website

    Hosted by Kent State

    When:

    • April 12, 2019
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    1125 Risman Drive
    Kent, OH 44242

    Kent State Mini Maker Faire logo
  • Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire, Union Terminal

    Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Glimpse the future and get inspired!

    Visit the Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire website

    Hosted by Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire

    When:

    • April 13, 2019
      10:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    1301 Western Ave
    Cincinnati, OH 45202

    Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire logo
  • Robotics Educational Tours, Yaskawa Motoman, Yaskawa Motoman

    In honor of National Robotics Week, Yaskawa Motoman is hosting educational events at our North American headquarters in Miamisburg, OH on Thursday, April 25. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to attend. Visits will include a tour of our robotics lab to see and interact with live demonstrations. Students will have the opportunity to talk to engineers and technicians regarding automation and career opportunities. Tours typically last 60-90 minutes with a limit of 100 students per group. Registration is required. Session times: 9:00 – 10:30 am 10:30 – 12:00 pm 1:30 – 3:00 pm 3:00 – 4:30 pm More times may be added as required.

    Visit the Robotics Educational Tours, Yaskawa Motoman website

    Hosted by Yaskawa Motoman

    When:

    • April 25, 2019
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    100 Automation Way
    Miamisburg, OH 45342

    Robotics Educational Tours, Yaskawa Motoman logo
  • Mansfield SDA School FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo, Mansfield SDA School

    FIRST LEGO League Jr.

    Visit the Mansfield SDA School FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics

    When:

    • April 26, 2019
      9:00am - 1:30pm

    Where:

    1040 W. Cook Rd
    Mansfield, OH 44906

    Mansfield SDA School FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo logo
  • LEGO Robot BattleBot Camp, Robot Academy

    This camp features our famous BattleBot championship, where student-made robots "battle to the death"

    Visit the LEGO Robot BattleBot Camp website

    Hosted by Robot Academy

    When:

    • April 27, 2019
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    200 E Campus View Blvd #200
    columbus, OH 43235

    LEGO Robot BattleBot Camp logo