- Written by gearbots
- Published: 18 Jan 2012
At the Skills Canada BC provincial competition
- TradeX in Abbotsford BC, April 2023 - DATE TBA.
- Applied Design, Skills and Technology / computational thinking / core competencies
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
- Teams of three (3) participants will take priority over teams of one and two participants.
The number of teams entered:
This is an invitation event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Our event is limited to the first 32 teams registered.
2020 Invitation Document:
|PDF: 2023 Official Invitation|
Sample Reference Materials:
|PDF: 2023 Scope Document (will be posted Nov 2022)|
|PDF: 2017 Smart City Mission Briefing - sample|
|PDF: 2017 Smart City Mat Design - sample|
See what the event looks like on our Flickr photostream
|Click Here: 2019 event photos|
To learn more about this event, visit www.skillscanada.bc.ca/
Official Sponsors for the BCIT GearBots Coding Challenge:
Skills Canada BC, GearBots Educational Resources, Studica,
Abbotsford Sr Secondary School, Mitchell Odyssey Foundation,
Robert Browne Graphics, Allegra Printing Abbotsford,
The University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Airshow