Directions to April 21 San Diego Botball Challenge!

See you April 21st @ San Diego Botball & Jr Botball Challenge!

Time: 8 am – 2 pm • Location: University of San Diego  • Schedule (see below)


Jr Botballers: Get ready to teach your robot to solve these challenges!


Junior Botball Challenge-EVENT San DIego


April 21st Schedule:

  • 8:00 am Coach Check-In
  • 9:00 am Challenges start
  • 11:30 pm Lunch on your own
  • 2:00 pm Challenges close

What do I bring?

  • Computers and charge cords
  • Robot kit
  • Robots and robot chargers
  • A power strip per team
  • Mats to practice on
  • Cans to practice with

Thank you Sponsors and Partners!

 

Introducing! Jr Botball “Project-Challenge Trees”

2018 Jr Botball Project Tree • Level I
Why “Project-Challenge Trees”?

It’s not (just) about the robots!

(There are many robots you can choose for your robotics-based Early Learning Advantage STEM Program. See “How to Choose a Robot“)


What is an Active Learning Zone?  See 5-Step Active Learning Design STEM Checklist

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San Diego Jr Botball® Challenge • Hoover High, Between 9AM-12AM

Thank You to All Students, Teachers, and Parents for A Great Day at Hoover High
Hoover Cluster: 10 Elementary Schools • 2 Middle Schools • 1 High School

  • Thank You  Hoover High Robotics Club & Students for Hosting the “Challenge”
  • Special Thanks to the San Diego Rotary Club STEM Committee for their support!

This Saturday we introduced the K-2 Challenges using the Probot® robot for younger children:

Early Learning Advantage!™ ⇒ Programming • Problem-Solving • Applied Mathematics!


Hoover High School is hosting a Junior Botball® Challenge event on Sat, November 11, 2017 at the small gym. This event will be free and open to the public.

→ DIRECTIONS

  • Students can drop by to “Take the Jr Botball Challenge” any time between 9 AM & 12 AM.
  • Registered teams do not have to pay an additional fee to participate, but each school’s Botball coordinator must complete the sign-up form for this event at the bottom of the page.
  • This event is open to all registered Junior Botball® Challenge teams.

There will be 6 Challenges at this event, Challenges 1, 2, 5, 9, 11, & Dance Party Challenge:

Challenges 1, 2, & 5 are for the beginner level, Challenges 9 & 11 will be for the intermediate level & the 6th challenge will be a mystery revealed onsite.

  • JBC Challenge 2: Ring Around the Can (beginning)- The robot will drive out and around the can in circle 6, and return to the starting area.
  • JBC Challenge 1: Tag You’re It (beginning)- The robot will drive to the can in circle 9, touch it, and return to the starting area.
  • JBC Challenge 5: Dance Party (beginning)-

Dance Party participants will receive a completion award when the robot “dances” to the music provided by the students and completes all of the performance standards:

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“Arts & Sciences Academy” Students Shine in Jr Botball Robotics Tournament

In this ⇒ Video Clip two students on the Arts & Sciences Academy Robotics Team solve the “Serpentine Challenge” in Saturday’s Junior Botball Robotics Tournament in San Diego.

The tournament was organized by Jeff Major:

The Arts & Sciences Academy Robotics Team of Dharma and Martina were the ONLY team to solve all 5 challenges in the tournament! (their code is below the “read more” tag) Arts & Sciences Academy student Max, arriving near the end of the morning also finished 4 out of 5 challenges before running out of time!

Since the weekend’s tournament the MISD robotics team students have moved on to the second level of Jr Botball: Learning about Sensors, Light Energy & the Electromagnetic Spectrum, Digital vs Analog inputs, and more…!


Jr Botball is a program designed to get American kids playing the “game” of Math & Science at an early age. 3rd graders and up learn to program in Objective C to “teach” their robots to solve a series of challenges that require them to understand coding, electronics, sensors, simple machines, and more:

CA Math & Science Challenge:
Programming • Problem-Solving • Applied Mathematics • sTEm Design

To see the CODE the girls wrote to solve the serpentine challenge and more photos from the Tournament…

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