2017 Robot and Technology Expo

FREE for spectators and Open to the Public.  All youth, elementary through high school are invited to enter the robot and programming challenges.  We've also added new events this year for families and friends.

2017 Robot and Technology Expo                         
          Saturday, April 1st                               
         Mineral Area College
                            Field House
                            5270 Flat River Rd.
                          Park Hills, MO  63601

VEX "Starstruck" * VEX Programming Skills and Robot Skills Challenges *
 Robofest Game Competition  *  Robofest Exhibition Opportunity  *  Scratch Programming Competition * Family and Friends Interactive Technology Challenge  *  Lego Build Competition   
   **** lots of free hands-on activities for the whole family  ****
DEMOS:      US ARMY  Robots  and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles  
                            * Rippl3D  3D Printing Challenge   *  Fuel-3D *  
                     Arch Reactor Hackerspace * Robomo Robots * 
                  Zagros Robotics *  and  MORE!!!!

The 2017 Robot and Technology Expo is an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their knowledge, celebrate their accomplishments and interact with others who share their interest in robotics and programming.

This event is open to all youth, not just 4-H members. It consists of several competitions: VEX Skills Events, VEX Nothing But Net Competition, Robofest Game and Exhibition Events, a Scratch Programming Competition and a LEGO Building Competition. .
Youth may participate in one or more events.
There will also be free hands-on activities for families to enjoy. 

(Robofest is a program of Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan  USA) 
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Tentative Schedule

8:00am     Teams Check in for Robot Challenge
8:45 am    Opening Ceremony and Robot Parade
9:00 am    Robot Challenge Fields open
9:00 am    Demos, LEGOs and Robotix building areas open
                Scratch and Virtual NXT Programming Lab open
                TED Talks mini-theatre open
12:00pm   Lunch Break
1:00 pm    Scratch Competition Presentations and Awards
1:30pm      Robot Challenge Interviews complete
2:00pm       Robot Challenge and Exhibition Awards
3:00 pm        Demo Tables close

Mineral Area VEX Challenge Schedule

6:30 am    Building Opens
7:00 am    Doors Open for Teams
7:30 am    Check-ins, Inspections, Practice Field Open
8:30 am    Captain's Meeting
8:45 am    Opening Ceremony and Robot Parade
9:00 am    VEX Qualification Matches Begin
12:30 - 1:30  Lunch Break
1:30 pm    Qualification Matches Resume
2:30 pm    VEX Alliance Selection
3:00 pm    Elimination Matches Begin
4:30 pm    Awards Ceremony / Closing
                Tear Down