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Robotics Showdown at STEAM Junction - Build and Battle SumoBots!

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Steam Junction Makerspace

111 East Front Street

Burlington, NC 27215

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Design, Build, and Program Robots to do battle in the Sumo Ring in this half-day workshop for adults and older teens at STEAM Junction!

This workshop is for up to 12 participants aged 14 to Adult. We encourage adults to participate on their own or with their son or daughter. The challenge... can you build a working robot in one-half-day that can compete in the Sumo Ring just like our 4th grade to 8th grade participants did in our summer week-long robotics camps?

Participants will work in teams of two to build six autonomous sumo bots. The robots will be able to "see" color in order to detect the white edge surrounding the black sumo ring and through code you create will avoid running off the edge (or being pushed off the edge). The robots will also be able to "hear" ultrasound in order to locate their opponent and then change course to drive towards them and push them off the sumo ring. Physical design combined with the right code will determine the winning robot. Robots will compete in a round robbin tournament to determine the winning sumobot.

Robots will be built using LEGO bricks including motors and gears, the LEGO Mindstorms Smart Brick, and LEGO Sensors. Robots will be programmed using Labview (a graphical drag-and-drop programming environment)

Our instructors from this summer Tobias and Berren, both members of the Western Alamance Robotics Club will be here to instruct you in what to do, and to answer your questions. Togethery they have many years of experience in robotics and coding including being part of the Apperture Science FTC Robotics Team that has competed all the way to the International Championship of FTC Robotics for the last three years in a row!

How the day will go:

2pm-3:30pm: Instruction by Tobias and Berren and some initial robot builds to learn how to handle the hardware, software, and sensors.

3:30-6:00pm: Design, build, and test your Sumo-Bots (and make changes as necessary)

6:00pm-7:00pm: Join us for Dinner at Valerio's Italian Restaruant across the street (participants and their guests will receive a 5% discount off of their meal at Valerio's)

7:00pm-8:00pm (or when we are finished): Battle of the Sumo Bots! We'll be opening this section of the day up to the general public who will come out and watch your robotic creations battle it out in the Sumo Ring. If its good weather we'll compete on our Patio outside STEAM Junction. If its bad weather we'll compete inside.

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$60/Participant + eventbrite fee. If signing up with your child OR with a partner, please sign up for two tickets. We are limiting the total number of participants to 12 (based on the amount of robotics hardware available to us at STEAM Junction). As with all STEAM Junction workshops and classes 50% of the revenue from our classes goes to our instructors.

Evening Robot Battle Viewing:

If you don't want to participate in the paid-workshop but do want to view the robotic competitions starting at 7pm then please sign up for a free evening ticket OR RSVP to our facebook event for the evening event to help us know how many folks are coming as an audience.

Minimum Attendance / Refunds:

In order to produce this workshop/event we are requiring a minimum participation by at least six participants. If six people do not sign up by Thursday 9-21 at 11pm we will cancel this event, inform all registered participants, and refund all monies collected. Please share this event with as many people as possible so that we have guranteed participation!



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