Saturday, September 26, 2015

4-H Robotics Project Updates

Texas 4-H Robotics Advisory Committee
Applications for new youth and adult committee members are now open and will close on October 15.  Eligibility and other details can be found in the attached document.  Below are the links for youth and adult applications.  Youth (not adults) are required to have a non-parent/guardian adult complete the Adult Recommendation Form.

Major Stock Shows
San Antonio and San Angelo stock shows are each planning to host their first robotics competitions in 2016. 
·        San Angelo
o   February 11, 2016
o   TCEA Game Format
·        San Antonio
o   Please keep an eye on their website for dates, rules and other details.  Estimated announcement timeframe is early October.

2016 Roundup
Plans are underway to have an invitational robotics contest at Texas 4-H Roundup in 2016.  Rules and additional details will be released this fall.  Stay tuned.

FREE Online Robotics Course for Beginners
Sign up now for our free online course that will start in October.  No prior robotics experience required.  A flyer has been attached to share with interested parties.  Module lesson titles include:
o   Sort and Build
o   Driving School
o   Stay in Touch
o   Eyes of the Robot
o   Design Like an Engineer
o   Helping Hand
o   How Far, How Fast

The course is designed for beginner leaders to go through the course with their students and robot kits.  Requirements for taking the course include at least:
o   1 adult volunteer
o   Youth 4-H members
o   1 Lego Mindstorm NXT or EV3 (preferred) kit

To register, go to this URL:  Once registered, a detailed step-by-step set of login instructions for the course will be made available (in PDF format) to download. 

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