San Diego Botball Challenge • Ready to Go!


See you April 20th @ San Diego Botball & Jr Botball Challenge!


Jr Botball and Botball Arenas ready to go at USD!


Save the Date! April 20 • San Diego Botball Challenge


See you April 20th @ San Diego Botball & Jr Botball Challenge!

Winter 2019 Math & Science Challenge Events • Junior Botball Regionals: April 20!

The rainy season is perfect for indoor Saturday indoor Math & Science Challenge Events!


Math & Science Challenge Events are non-competitive “tournaments”  that allow K-8 students to experience the excitement of working to solve robotics challenges in the Arena.


Today we held our second Math & Science Challenge Event of 2019. Thank you to  Hoover High and Wilson Middle School for hosting.


And thank you for the ongoing support of the San Diego Rotary Club, the Hoover High Computer Club and Teacher Jack Wetzel, and Pam Pham and the other Hoover Cluster Elementary Teachers. They have worked together to create a fabulous early learning STEM culture for their students!

Rotary Club of San Diego have joined with school principals to promote  robotics based STEM

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Thank You KISS Institute for Another Great Global Conference for Educational Robotics!

Jeff Major Provided Live Commentary

This  year’s Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER) combined:


The 2018 Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER) was held July 25, 2018 – July 29 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California.

2018 San Diego Botball Challenge @ USD!

Thank You to All Who Attended! ◊ A  few slides from San Diego’s Spring Botball Challenge:

Thank you to USD Engineering for hosting and to all teams and mentors and volunteers for another great San Diego BotBall Challenge!

Students from ages 6 to 18 spent the day solving coding, applied mathematics, and engineering problems…  time flies when you’re having fun!

Let’s get our kids in the game!

11 Jr Botball Challenges to Solve • Botball @ USD!

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!


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2016-2017: “Arts & Sciences Academy” Students Shine @ Jr Botball Event

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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