This year’s Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER) combined:
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!
Jeff Major hosted a training for Teachers and Team Representatives from Grades 6 – 12.
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: drop by to “Take the Jr Botball Challenge” any time between 9 AM & 12 AM.
- This event is open to all registered Junior Botball® Challenge teams.
- 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 (link below).
There are 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:
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:
- STEM Director at Innovations Academy Charter School and Arts & Sciences Academy.
- Director of Training and Tournaments at the non-profit CA Math & Science Challenge.
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…