I just heard last evening that my robotics team was invited to participate in the Avnet Tech Games next week.
This is wonderful timing, since my students -mostly 4th and 5th graders– have been in game mode for the past few weeks. I broke them up three teams and gave them mini challenges to build three complex bots:
- Voice-controlled robot
- Mini rover
- Spider bot
They figured out how to modify the unit (using the Mindstorms program) to make the robot do their bidding!
Avnet Tech Games will expose them to real world technology, not just robots. Previous years have had challenges such as cell phone app design, solar devices etc.