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2019 Botball Info Session

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3:20 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Lincoln PTSA for supporting 6th, 7th and 8th Graders

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What is Botball?

The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition

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Robots are autonomous

  • Not remote control
  • Programmed to detect and react to environment
  • Engineered to execute program

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  • DOCUMENT innovation and creation
  • Build two autonomous robots
  • Presentation on competition day

Requirement #1

  • Robots must be completely student built from the Botball kit of approved parts

Requirement #2

  • Robots must be completely student programmed

Meetings are about working

Typical meeting (1.5 hour)

  • Task delegation - 15
  • Work (Build, Program, Write, Document, Trouble-Shoot, Discuss, Problem-Solve) - 60
  • Debrief task completion and planning for next meeting - 15


  • LEGO® building materials
  • Compatible metal parts
  • an iRobot Create® platform
  • a variety of screws, nuts, bolts and other materials
  • Program Language = RobotC
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  • Remember Group work norms from Science class
  • Work
  • Have fun

Training Dates

  • Two students only
  • MUST attend BOTH days
  • Feb 9th AND Feb 10th
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Providence High School, Burbank

Competition Day
Saturday, May 4th
8 a.m. - 5 p.m
Providence High School, Burbank

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Next Information Meeting on Thursday, same time

Marianna O'Brien

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