Fall Competition

The competition season is the most exciting part of robotics.  This is the session that should not be missed.

We are currently enrolling former students of Robot Revolution.  New students will be allowed to enroll begining August 1st. 

Classes will start Tuesday September 8th.  Children will be paired up on to teams of 2 and will meet 2 hours per week.  If you come with a partner you will be paired together, if you come as a single we will partner you up with a child your age and your ability.  Robotics competitions are THE best way we have found to excite kids to want to learn and problem solve.  We are far more interested in the kids learning and continually advancing their skills as opposed to the results they may or may not achive in the tournaments themselves.  To that end, we work with the children to help them build THEIR projects.  We will not build it for them but simply help guide them in getting their ideas implemented.  Our goal is to push the kids to achieve their best.  This is clearly different for 4th or 5th graders with no experience to 7th or 8th graders competing in their 3rd or 4th year.  This is a great learning experience for all!

Competitions are held by Gardenstate Robotics and are governed by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (RECF).  There will likely be 3 qualifiers to get to the NJ state championships and if you win states you qualify for worlds!  This will all begin mid to late October and finish likely on December 12th.  Qualifiers are usually less than an hour away.  We do not know the dates or the locations and will not until mid to end of September.  As soon as I know I will let you know!

To get an idea about what the kids will be trying to do as well as a brief overview of how the competition is run please watch the video below.

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Join the Revolution

At Robot Revolution, we believe that robotics is a great way to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our goal is to fuel enthusiasm for learning every chance we get.

Our innovative, hands-on classes are rooted in our philosophy of 1 Student/1 Robot/1 Computer.

Think your child might like our program? Test your child with the Hour of Code.  If you have to rip him or her away from the computer, your child will love our classes!

Locations

Summit

34 Maple street  
Lower Level

South Orange

19 Scotland Rd.
At Sparkhouse Studio

Meet the NEW Robot

In September 2013, our entire school moved to the New VEX IQ Robot for grades 4 and up.  We couldn't be happier with this new robot.  Every student who has had experience with our new robot and Lego Mindstorms has preffered the new robot, both from a programming aspect and a build aspect.  It simply is better!

  • Better Programming Language (Modkit based on Scratch)
  • More motors and sensors (up to 12 combined) build bigger more complex robots
  • A clear progression to VEX (high school robotics)
  • Remote Control!!!  In addition to autonomous programming, we can now add remote control and what kid doesn't want to play just a little with their newly built creation!  Plus it gives us a lot more that we can teach in terms of integrating sensors and user control.  It's just really cool!

Our goal is to advance your kids in the robotics world giving them tools that they will use for the rest of their lives.

 

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