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What can 4-H Robotics do for you?

 

  • Illinois 4-H members are more likely than other youth to want a job related to science and see science as exciting.
  • Illinois 4-H members know science helps solve life’s problems and can name careers related to 4-H projects.
  • Illinois 4-H members are twice as likely to say they’re “good at” science compared to their peers.
  • Overall, we see a pattern in which 4-H youth are reporting more positive attitudes toward science and stronger confidence in their science abilities than their peers, based on two national surveys.
  • Across all ages, more youth in our Illinois 4-H science sample agree that science is useful for solving everyday problems than their peers in two national surveys.

TRY IF YOU LIKE: Robotics, Engineering, Problem Solving, Teamwork
FOR CLASSROOMS AND YOUTH AGE 8 – 18

 

2022 Illinois 4-H Robotics Challenge: SpaceBot: Mission Command

 “In order for us to have a future that is exciting and inspiring, it has to be one where we are a space-bearing civilization”

- Elon Musk

At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 00:02 UTC (8:02 p.m. EDT) on September 15, 2021, SpaceX made history as it successfully launched Inspiration4 into orbit. This was the world's first all-civilian mission to launch into orbit, and will certainly not be the last.  It will be the minds and accomplishments of today’s youth that will propel us into the cosmos of tomorrow, further enabling future space exploration. 

This year’s competition will revolve around the work of the 4-H in Space Mission Command Team, which is preparing curriculum and programming options for Illinois youth working with the International Space Station National Laboratories (ISS) and The Lab for Advanced Space Systems at Illinois, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, (LASSI). These collaborations will enable Illinois 4-H youth to send experiments to the ISS, and build/launch micro satellites into orbit.

The SpaceBot Mission Command Challenge will take place at the Interstate center on the McLean County Fairgrounds in Bloomington, IL on Saturday, April 16, 2022. Team registration will open January 17, 2022 and will close March 16, 2022. There will be a $20 Entry fee per team assessed at the time of registration. All Health Forms are due at time of registration and will be accessible through the Challenge Download Link.

This year we will be hosting a set of Webinars for all participating youth, coaches and volunteers centered around the challenge and how to think through it. We will premiere the Challenge Video and answer any questions you may have around the challenge and this document. In addition, we will be openly brainstorming the future of the State 4-H Robotics Challenge as the EV3 platform has been phased out. Please bring your questions and ideas as we work towards providing the best robotics experience for our youth.    

These Webinars were  held on Tuesday, December 14, 7 pm, and on Friday, December 17, 7 pm. Both can be accessed through the Challenge Download/Documents Folder below.

 

Challenge Download/Documents Folder: https://go.illinois.edu/2022CHALLENGE

Register Here on Jan 17, 2022: https://go.illinois.edu/4HR2022

Challenge Announcement Video Here (Availible Dec. 14): https://go.illinois.edu/224HRVID

 Thanks, and we hope to see you there!

 

Eligible State Fair Tasks for Those Enrolled in Robotics 2

Unlike previous years, this year exhibitors will design, build and program a robot that uses sensors and programming to complete one of the selected challenges from the 2022 4-H Spacebot: Mission Command Robotics Challenge (above) State Robotics Challenge those enrolled in Robotics 2 are required to perform one of the following tasks/combination of tasks that can be found in the above Challenge Document. YOU MAY ONLY USE ONE ROBOT. 

In addition, Exhibitors must complete Activities 1-7 in the Robotics 2 EV3N More project book.  They will also be required to bring their project book, their program code (on laptop or on paper), and a short journal sharing changes they made to the robot and/or program along the way, and to describe their experience with completing the challenge.

 

TASK 8. SAT CONSTRUCTION (MUST HAVE 5 BOARDS)

TASK 9. SUPPLY TRANSPORT

TASK 11. SEEDING IN SPACE

TASK 13. FACILITY CONSTRUCTION (MUST HAVE 5TH FACILITY)

TASK 14. DATA TRANSMISSION

TASK 15. KINEMATICS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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