At the Skills Canada BC provincial competition
The purpose of the challenge is to provide an opportunity for students to work together in engineering teams to creatively solve problems using programmable (autonomous), lightweight robotic devices.
Total of 4 hours working on the mission (does not include a one hour lunch break)
Purpose of the challenge:
To build and program a fully autonomous robotic device that can complete a number of themed missions in a set time period.
Tested skills and knowledge:
Students will apply the engineering process using effective iterative design to complete a number of missions within a set time period.
The competition/challenge is designed for teams wanting to compete for the traditional Gold, Sliver and Bronze awards judged and ranked total missions completed, total points for total missions completed and lowest accumulated time.
Each team will consist of up to three (3) people – co-educational is encouraged
Number of teams entered:
Our event is limited to the first 24 teams registered on a fist come, first serve basis registered through Skills Canada BC. Given the popularity of this event, only one team per school. NOTE: Registration opens Feb 15th 2017
2017 Invitation document:
PDF: 2017 Official Invitation
To learn more about this event, visit www.skillscanada.bc.ca/
Official Sponsors for the BCIT GearBots Coding Challenge:
BCIT School of Energy, Skills Canada BC, Spectrum Educational Supplies,
ASTTBC, GearBots Educational Resources, Abbotsford Sr Secondary School,
Mitchell Odyssey Foundation, Robert Browne Graphics, Art Craft Display Graphics Inc.