All secondary schools were invited to participate in this 3rd edition of the national robotics competition with one team of 3 students between the ages 13 to 15 and mentored by at least one teacher. This event took place on the 25th April 2013 with 11 participating schools.
The scope of this challenge is to elicit participants to work constructively within their team building basic communication, problem solving, design, and programming skills. In this event, through the use of NXT Mindstorms robots (currently used in computing), students worked through a given task. Upon registration, teams have been given instructions on the first two sections of the task. To complete the task, the NXT Bot had to begin from the start box, travel to the treasure, retrieve it, bring the treasure to the treasure box and deposit it. Then, by following the black line, the bot had to travel to the victory flag by passing through the barriers and trigger the flag release.
This year’s robotic challenge winners will be awarded the following prizes gently sponsored by IMS (exclusive Lego Education distributors);
|Placing||School type||Name of School||Prize|
|Church||St. Augustine’s College||Mindstorms NXT Resource Set|
|Church||St Michael School||Pneumatic Add-on Set|
|Independent||San Anton School||Temperature Sensor for Mindstorms NXT|
Moreover, each student who has participated in this event have been given
- 75 euro voucher from STC training
- 25 euro voucher from Holistic institute
- 10% discount from IMS