San Diego Jr Botball® 2017 Challenge • Hoover High

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:

  1. Must complete at least one 360 degree clockwise turn
  2. Must complete at least one 360 degree counter clockwise turn
  3. Must move forward
  4. Must move backward
  5. Must wave the servo (up and down at least once)

  • JBC Challenge 9: Add it Up (intermediate) –
    Drive the robot to the numbered circles on the mat (doesn’t have to be sequential), and then use a servo to touch the circles to sum of 20 or more points.
  • JBC Challenge 11: Be Happy (intermediate) –
    The robot drives on the butcher paper while manipulating the marker to draw a smiley face

 Schedule: Students Can Come By Anytime During Between 9AM-12AM

  • 8:30 am – Robotics Challenges Setup (Volunteers)
  • 9:00 am – Tournament Begins
    Students can arrive anytime in the 9-12 window to work on the challenges to earn “Button” Badges: → You Can Take the BotBall Challenge  without missing  Your Saturday Team Sports & Other Extra-Curricula Weekend activities!
  • 12:00 pm – Tournament Concludes

We hope to see your there!

Jeff Major
President & Director of Training
CA Math & Science Challenge, Inc.