Fulton science academy private school robotics workshop

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 10am – 5pm,2nd through 5th grade students are invited to a Robotics Workshop. Students will work with our school’s FLL State Champions to build and program. At the end of the day, the students will have a Sumo Bot Tournament.
For your student to attend, the cost is $50. This money will go towards sponsoring our robotics team for the LEGOLAND® North American Championship trip. This is a first come first serve workshop, with a limited spots. Your students will benefit greatly from this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Student will practice EV3 Basic and Beyond Basics

EV3 Basic Configuration Blocks
Straight Move*
Curved Move*
Tank Move*
Move Object with Servo and mini Servomotor
Stop at line (Color or light sensor)*
Stop at angle (Gyro Sensor)
Stop at object (ultrasonic sensor)

Beyond Basic
Multi Tasking
Multi Switch
* They were taught these subjects at the first robotics workshop on March 14. These subjects will be reviewed for students who did not attend the last workshop.

If your son/daughter will attend please return attached consent form and payment before April 3, 2015 to Mr. Kaya. Do not forget first come first serve.

We will provide pizza and juice for lunch. Snacks will also be provided during breaks.
Sumo-bots. It is exactly what it sounds like; two robots in an arena, with the major purpose to knock the other robot out of the area. This is a competition revolving around power, programming, and building skills. It involves making sure your own robot has enough friction and protection to not be knocked out of the arena, while also making sure it has enough power to knock the other robot out. This helps students develop their programming and building skills.

Sumo-bot Competition Rules
Two self-controlled robots are placed in a ring. The robots try to avoid falling or being pushed out by the opponent robot. The first robot that touches outside of the ring loses the round. Once a robot wins two rounds, the team wins the match. Different robots compete one-on-one against each other throughout the contest. The robot that wins the most matches wins the contest.

Mini-class Sumo robots may be 25 centimeters (9.87 inches) or less in width and 25 centimeters (9.87 inches) or less in depth. There is no height limit! Once a round starts, the robot may twist, fall, or expand without size limits.

At all times, robot behavior must be non-offensive, non-destructive, and non-harmful to humans, robots, and the facilities. During inspection (and at any time during the event), the judges may require safety changes or other modifications to meet the harmlessness requirement.

Contest Etiquette
Competitors and audience members are expected to remain polite, sportsmanlike, and considerate at all times. Good cheers, encouragement, and applause for all competitors are very much appreciated.

The Match
Here are the player responsibilities for the match:
1) Draw a start position card from the referee
2) Place the bot in the ring as directed by the referee
3) Press the start button on the bot when directed by the referee. After 5 seconds the bot may begin moving.
4) Move back at least 3 feet from the edge of the ring
5) Catch any bot that is out of the ring and turn it off
6) Place the bot back in a holding area between matches. A contestant may make adjustments between matches, but may not leave the holding area.

Basic Rules
Participants agree to the following basic rules:
1) One match will consist of three rounds, each round is a total of 2 minutes. The team who wins two rounds wins the match and advances in the bracket.
2) The match will be stopped and a rematch will ensue when it is apparent that neither bot is making any progress for duration of about 4 seconds as determined by the referee.
3) If a part on the bot comes off that is less than 15 grams, the round will continue.
4) A player has 30 seconds to correct a problem between rounds.
5) If a player utters inappropriate words, the referee may disqualify the contestant.
6) The referee has the final decision in a match.

10:00-10:50 Programming Session1
10:50-11:00 Break
11:00-11:50 Programming Session2
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30- 1:20 Building Session 1
1:20-1:30 Break
1:30-2:20 Building Session 2
2:20-2:30 Break
2:30-3:30 Sumo bot Programming
3:30-4:30 Sumo Bot Competition
4:30-5:00 Cleaning up stations
Parents are welcome to watch The Sumo-Bot competition at 3:30 pm.

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