During the Seaperch competition, a couple of SCHE students were asked to give their thoughts on the program.
A special thanks to the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University for making this wonderful video.
Four teams from SCHE Robotics participated in Seaperch South on March 23rd. The teams were broken into one team participating in the elementary group, one team participating in the middle school group, and two teams participating in the high school group.
SCHE came in first place (Team Falcon) and third place (Team Kraken) in the high school division. SCHE Robotics middle school team (Team Splankton) also came in third place in their division.
SCHE Team Falcon will be moving on to the Seaperch National competition being held at Purdue University on May 18th.
SCHE will be participating in the Seaperch robotics competition which is being sponsored by the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University.
This is a wonderful competition for all ages to get involved in. Students create an aquatics robot to perform a task based on the theme for the year.
Teams are broken into age groups and limited to six students, but SCHE can field up to three teams in each category. There is a registration fee of $25 per student to cover kit parts and team registration fees.
Age groups are defined as:
Registration for Seaperch will be through December 30, 2012. Meetings will begin January 11, 2013 and run once per week until the competition, which is on March 23, 2013.
Additional information about Seaperch can be found at: http://www.bagley.msstate.edu/outreach/seaperch-south/seaperch-south-2013-challenge/
To register for a team, please visit the registration page.
SCHE Robotics had a wonderful time at Mississippi BEST!! Many thanks to the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University for hosting the event and doing an excellent job.
SCHE Robotics ended up taking third place in the BEST award, third place in the robotics competition, receiving the Caterpillar award (with the accompanying awesome trophy they created), best marketing presentation, and best web site design.
Many thanks to our sponsors, parents, and mentors. You all made for a wonderful experience!
Congratulations go to Starkville High School, Starkville Christian School, and Alcorn Academy for their top honors at this year’s competition. You all did great!
Can’t wait for next year!
At the beginning of our first few meetings, we played a few games as team-building activities. Ryan Jeffries, our public relations coordinator, is in charge of making up these activities and directing us in playing them. Games we played this year include Budge, Ninja, and Bippity-Bippity-Bop. These games are a great way to break the ice between old and new members and solidify us as a team, as well as just having fun!
On September 15, at 8:30 A.M., twenty robotics teams filed into the Raspet Flight Center for the official kickoff of the B.E.S.T. competition. After registering, we sat down in the airplane hangar, waiting to discover the theme and task of this year’s contest. Following a short presentation of the ins and outs of B.E.S.T., all was revealed. The focus of the competition is the space elevator. A space elevator is a theoretical means of exiting earth’s orbit without the use of expensive and environmentally detrimental rockets. Its basic structure consists of a launch station in the ocean, a 100,000-kilometer long cable of carbon nanotubes kept in geostationary orbit by centrifugal force, a carrier powered by smart robots, and a counterweight at the top of the cable. Its creation would revolutionize space travel as we know it, and we are close to realizing that goal. Our robot’s main task is to transport cargo up and down a “space elevator” to a midway station. The cargo includes fuel bottles to be replaced, along with solar panels and a habitation module to be brought to the midway station. The robot will have three minutes to perform as many of the assigned tasks as possible; another challenge the arena brings forth is that it will have to be ambidextrous, as there is no guarantee which side of the arena the robot will be competing on. After being informed as to the particulars of the contest, we moved on to receive our kit for this year. We quickly catalogued each piece of equipment and inspected them for damage while awaiting our turn to look at the arena. Once there, we listened to a short presentation on the nature of the field. When it ended, those on the photography and building teams further surveyed the arena while the rest of us gathered to discuss this year’s theme and booth. The photography finished, our whole team assembled to hear some reminders and officially adjourn. This year’s challenge is like none we have ever faced before. Nevertheless, we are determined to meet it head on with teamwork and dedication in keeping with our tradition of excellence. As always, we are prepared to give it our very B.E.S.T!