Programs

FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students and mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots that weigh up to 54 kg. Robots complete tasks such as scoring balls into goals, flying discs into goals, inner tubes onto racks, hanging on bars, and balancing robots on balance beams. The game changes yearly, keeping the excitement fresh and giving each team a more level playing field. Teams are given a standard set of parts, and are allowed a budget and encouraged to buy or make specialised parts.

FIRST website page

FIRST LEGO League

FIRST LEGO League is a competition catering for upper-primary and lower-secondary school students. Every year, teams of up to 10 students build, program and compete with a robot, while also learning about a modern problem in science and engineering and developing solutions for it.  The entire competition for the year is based around one of these themes: Past themes include natural disasters, senior citizens, food health & safety, climate change, medical science, and nanotechnology.  Tournaments are run with the feel of a sporting event, and teams compete like crazy while having the time of their lives.  What FIRST LEGO League  teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting. And the skills they learn will last a lifetime.

FIRST website page

RoboCup Junior

RoboCup Junior website

MiniBots Boot Camp

Festival of Bright Ideas

The Festival of Bright Ideas (FOBI) is a science festival located at Hobart’s Princes Wharf One (PW1). Featuring science stars and tons of activities and info booths for people of all ages, FOBI aims to make science accessible to all Tasmanians.

FOBI website