Robotics Challenge

Date: May 12, 2017

Location: Lone Star College – Montgomery Campus
3200 College Park Drive
Conroe, TX 77384-4500

Campus Maps

Entry/Registration Deadline: April 16, 2017

Entry Fee: $15.00

Description:

The Robotics Challenge is a contest designed to allow 4-H members to demonstrate their robotics, engineering, and problem solving skills. From a set of challenges revealed at the contest and within an allotted amount of time, teams of 3 to 5 members will build, program, and test their robot. Teams will then attempt to earn point by completing as many challenges as possible.

Objective:

  • DEVELOP an understanding of basic science concepts related to robotics.
  • APPLY the processes of scientific inquiry and engineering design.
  • BUILD skills in science, engineering, and technology.
  • USE  the tools of technology to enhance their learning.
  • EXPLORE related careers in these fields.
  • APPLY the skills and knowledge they are developing to new challenges.

Schedule:

8:00 a.m.         Team Check-in Room G102
(Refer to the Equipment check list in the attached rules for items allowed. Robot  must be built and programmed from scratch. Please bring an extension cord for each team.)

8:30 a.m.                  Orientation

9:00-12:00 p.m.     Building and programming
(Coaches will have 10 minutes to meet with their team prior to build time.)

12:00-1:00 p.m.      Lunch
(Please send your 4-H member with a sack lunch. Members will not be able to leave, and parents will not be able to enter the contest area.)

1:00 p.m.                  Begin first of two, two-minute rounds

Age Divisions:

  • Junior 3-5 grade
  • Intermediate 6-8 grade
  • Senior 9-12 grade

Contestant List

PowerPoint Resource

2017 Robotics Challenge Rules

District 9 4-H Robotics Challenge Committee:

Rachel Cooper, Co-Chair, Montgomery County
Marcus Glenn, Co-Chair, Harris County

Courtney Latour, Brazoria County
Arvitta Scott, Brazos County
Tina Roehling, Burleson County
Angela Romans, Fort Bend County
Jennifer Mendez, Fort Bend County
Allen Malone, Harris County
Ebony Ellis, Harris County
Caroline Cruz, Montgomery County
Joshua Williams, Waller County

10 Responses to Robotics Challenge

  1. cory.hundl says:

    As of now, we are scheduled to start that contest at 9:00 am -I will fix that on the website.

  2. cory.hundl says:

    You can have a team of 5, so yes they could combine.

  3. Jacqueline Aubin says:

    Our club has two teams with three in each team. If one team loses a member, can we combine the two teams into one?

  4. Philip Gutierrez says:

    I just want to confirm this event is on a Friday (May 12) at 11:00 AM?

  5. cory.hundl says:

    There is not a limit on the number of teams from a county for this years event. The rules are posted on the following link;
    http://d94-h.tamu.edu/files/2014/07/2017-Robotics-Challenge-Rules.pdf

  6. Jennifer Duffey says:

    We have a 4H Robotics group in Harris County, we meet at Weekly Community Center. Can we enter more than one team? For example 1 junior team and 2 senior teams?

  7. cory.hundl says:

    This particular contest is only open to D-9 as it is part of our District Roundup event.

  8. Corrine Thompson says:

    I have a Robotics team in Navarro County (District 8). Are students from districts other than
    District 9 allowed to participate?

  9. Please contact the Brazos County Office @ 979-823-0129.

  10. Stephanie Pa says:

    Do we have a group in Brazos county? I have a ten year old son that would be interested.

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