Rules, regulations and info.....
Teams will need to bring:
- There are a range of challenges available at varying difficulty. Points will be allocated according to difficulty of the challenge. Teams can choose which challenges to participate in. The challenges have been designed to be suitable for beginners through to experienced programmers.
- To ensure an even playing field the challenges are updated each year. See the Challenges page find out about the types of tasks the teams will programme their robot to solve.
- The teams are made up of 2-4 members and one robot.
- To keep the competition manageable we reserve the right to limit team numbers. We have facilities for approx. 20 teams. We reserve the right to limit entries to two teams per school if necessary. Additional teams may register for the afternoon Sumo King competition.
- Entry $10 per team plus $5 per student.
The entry is to be paid at registration on the day. (Sorry No EFTPOS available.)
There will be a shared lunch of pizza, fruit and drink provided.
The fee is charged to all regardless of whether participants choose to join the shared lunch.
- Entries close ?? October.
- Each team will use only one robot.
- There will be a team work challenge during the lunch break. All Robofest team members will be placed into teams with competitors from other schools for a fun outdoors, physical challenge. The competition resumes after lunch.
- In the event of a draw the teams which reached the score first will be the winner.
- Photos will be taken at the event; please ensure that this is covered by your school policies.
- Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Spectators are very welcome but must remain in the spectator area and not participate in the challenges. Mentors are available for teams who are 'stuck' and need support.
- Sumo King is a separate competition that is held alongside Robofest during the afternoon session. The sumo robot and sumo programme are to be prepared before the competition. Teams are able to choose to take part in either Robofest or Sumo King, or both competitions. (Sumo King results do not count toward Robofest scoring.)
Teams will need to bring:
- One assembled Lego robot that can drive straight. Teams are encouraged to design their own robot with space to add sensors and third motor. For those new to robotics the Castor Bot is a suitable design ~ instructions are here: (http://www.nxtprograms.com/castor_bot/steps.html )
- Sensors needed are: light (or colour), touch, ultrasonic sensors
- Third motor
- Cables and fully charged battery/ spare battery
- Extra lego to create attachments to complete challenges
- One laptop with power cord/adapter
- A Multi power board for charging robot and laptop
- Your teacher, who will remain with the team/s on competition day. (One adult required per 2 teams.)
8.45 am Registration
9.00 am Welcome
9.20 - 12.00 Challenges
12.00 - 12.30 Team Work Competition
12.30 - 1.00 Shared pizza lunch
1.00 - 2.45 Challenges
1.30 – 2.30 Sumo King Battles - rounds
2.45 pm Sumo King Final
2.50 pm Prize giving