MISD Students Shine in Weekend Jr Botball Robotics Tournament
In this ⇒ Video Clip two students on the MISD Robotics Team solve the “Serpentine Challenge” in Saturday’s Junior Botball Robotics Tournament in San Diego, organized by Jeff Major: MISD STEM & Outdoor Education Coach and Director of Training and Tournaments at CA Math & Science Championship.
The MISD Robotics Team of Dharma and Martina were the ONLY team to solve all 5 challenges in the tournament! (their code is below the “read more” tag) MISD student Max Fastlicht, arriving near the end of the morning also finished 4 out of 5 challenges before running out of time!
Since the weekend’s tournament the MISD robotics team students have moved on to the second level of Jr Botball: Learning about Sensors, Light Energy & the Electromagnetic Spectrum, Digital vs Analog inputs, and more…!
MISD students study robotics, programming, mathematics, music, foreign languages and more in MISD’s new Learning Acceleration Lab:
Jr Botball is a program designed to get American kids playing the “game” of Math & Science at an early age. 3rd graders and up learn to program in Objective C to “teach” their robots to solve a series of challenges that require them to understand coding, electronics, sensors, simple machines, and more:
CA Math & Science Championship: Programming • Problem-Solving • Applied Mathematics • sTEm Design
To see the CODE the girls wrote to solve the serpentine challenge…and more photos from the Tournament…
Here is the code the girls wrote to solve the “serpentine challenge”:
The programming language is Objective-C. The botball robot has two motors, which students must Control to make their robot go where they want.
motor(2,-50);//go straight backward
motor(2,-100);//go straight backward
motor(2,100);//go straight forward