BotQuest Spring 2019 – “The A-MAZE-ING Race!”

BotQuest Spring 2019 – “The A-MAZE-ING Race!”

The BotQuest Spring 2019 tournament was an a-maze-ing success where bright young minds created robots that successfully navigated through a tricky maze. The maze in question had a few dead ends and multiple different paths that led to the exit. Competitors could follow the maze walls, the line paths, or a combination of both. Competitors demonstrated their problem-solving skills, creativity, and sportsmanship as they competed to see whose robot could complete the maze the fastest.

This tournament demonstrated the ever-growing STEM interest in the community. We hope to see more participants and a bigger audience in the upcoming Fall 2019 BotQuest Tournament as we cultivate the STEM interest in our community!

A special thanks to MPL and the Angus Glen library staff, CAROBOT staff, volunteers, and competitors that helped make this tournament a success.

P.S. Wondering how you can make your own line-following, maze-solving rover? Well you’re in luck – you can check out our tutorial!

AMEX Workshop 2019

AMEX Workshop 2019

We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with American Express for a special workshop. Under the direction of CAROBOT, the students learned how to use components like buttons, sensors, and motors, as well as how to have their rover make decisions. This culminated in a task where the students applied their knowledge to create a rover capable of following a preset course.

The class was full of energy, and the kids had a great time learning how to use the rovers. Thank you AMEX for giving us this opportunity to introduce robotics to all of these young people!