The RoboRunners had a great time at VEX Worlds to wrap up the 2016 competition season. In part one I detailed the team’s arrival, booth, robot inspection, driver meeting, and Skills Challenge. Here I will go over the parade of nations, the judge interview, 2017 VEX IQ game unveiling, and finally the Teamwork Challenge. Continue reading RoboRunners at 2016 VEX Worlds – Part Two
The RoboRunners had an amazing competition season capped off by a trip to VEX worlds. The team was part of a new Guinness World Record for largest robot competition at what is considered the Olympics of robotics. What an exciting reward for their performance at Continue reading RoboRunners at 2016 VEX Worlds – Part One
RoboRunners 2016 season week eight was the highlight of the season so far. The fourth and fifth graders had their first league match, more practices, and what everyone had been preparing for… the Michigan state championship!
Team 1313 had a lot of fun this week, did a lot of traveling, and even won some awards. The most exciting news is Continue reading RoboRunners Vex IQ 2016 Season Week Eight
The RoboRunners Vex IQ team #1313’s week seven was mainly a week of preparation. After the 2nd grader’s 1st place showing in their league, the 4th and 5th graders are waiting for their league to start.
The team is also preparing to go to states and Continue reading RoboRunners Vex IQ 2016 Season Week Seven
Weeks five and six of the RoboRunners 2016 Vex IQ season held the end of the 2nd grade league, exciting news, STEM research, minor design changes, and more work on code. After the traveling of week four and week three, these weeks seemed almost like a break!
The RoboRunners continue to progress as they learn more and try out more ideas. Their current robot is working well but Continue reading RoboRunners Vex IQ 2016 Season Weeks Five and Six
Week four of the RoboRunners Vex IQ season was a whirlwind of activity capped off with a great Programming Skills showing. The team thought last week was amazing, but week four held a last minute Continue reading RoboRunners Vex IQ 2016 Season Week Four
The RoboRunners third week of the season was by far the most exciting yet. After several last minute practices and tweaks that built on previous practices, the competition robot was ready just in time for the team to travel downstate to compete in their first ever “official” competition.
Competition was a lot of fun and the students did very well. Most of their competition was from Middle School teams, but the RoboRunners Elementary School team held their own Continue reading RoboRunners Vex IQ 2016 Season Week Three
The RoboRunners Vex IQ Team #1313 had a great second week. The students continued to prepare for their downstate tournament. The 2nd and 3rd graders had their first match.
One of the most exciting things that the kids made progress on was Continue reading RoboRunners Vex IQ 2016 Season Week Two
A new year and a new season of Elementary School robotics has gotten underway for the RoboRunners. This year I am excited to mentor a team that will compete in all three sessions of local competition.
Additionally, the team has decided Continue reading RoboRunners Vex IQ 2016 Season Week One
The robotics club had a great run at the regional championships today.
The team had their best driving day of the season, even though they were paired up with many teams they had never met before.
They entered the Vex IQ high rise finals as the number one seed, having put up Continue reading Robotics Club Regional Championships