Get ready for a robot competition like no other. Through experimentation and mentoring, youth from throughout the region learn how to design, build and program robots that they will enter into RoboGames with the ultimate champion awarded bragging rights.
RoboGames is open to all youth ages 6 to 18 from four school districts within the West Kootenay/ Boundary region. No prior experience is necessary. Youth in teams of up to two people will be supported with six to eight weeks of robotics programming and circuit training culminating with a competition.
The next RoboGames will take place Saturday, April 28th at the Castlegar Campus. Stay tuned for the Winter 2018 launch of this year's event!
Do you want to be a RoboGames mentor?
Selkirk College Community Education & Workplace Training offers mentor training starting October 20. Learn how to design, build, program and compete in the RoboGames by providing mentor support. First-time users or experienced builders will benefit from this focused hands-on session where Arduino and robotics are presented as learning tools for all-ages.
Teams can purchase a robotics kit supplied by RoboGames for $100. If this poses a problem for any participants, bursaries may be available.
All teams must have an adult mentor who will be actively supporting the team as they design, build and program their robot.
Get to know the robot. When youth have finished their creation, circuit training is critical. Instruction and training will take place at the team’s own pace using virtual sessions developed by Brad Pommen, Nelson Tech Club President allowing them to prepare and learn via webcast. Internet access and streaming capability is essential.
Teams must also have access to a Windows or MAC computer to run coding software and use of an iPad, iPhone, Android or laptop/computer with Bluetooth to control the robot.
At the event day, the teams will compete in a variety of categories and events:
the obstacle course
Volunteer judges note:
each entry’s design and assembly
the programming and logic
the robot’s ability to problem-solve
the robot’s ability to adapt to challenging situations