Robocup Junior is a great place to start learning about robotics. We want to help Australia have more people working in STEM careers, especially engineering. The most powerful learning we have seen is the initiative and drive student have shown in their quest to win at Robocup Jr. We want to give more students the opportunity to discover the fun and excitement that can come from learning about technology.
Begin your technology journey
Competition as learning
informal drop-in learning
Bob Elliott runs several free (or gold coin donation) robotics clubs:
Enterprize code club - Mondays at 5:30, 24 Davies St.
Hobart Hackerspace open night - 7:30 Thursday nights, New Town.
Hackerspace robotics club - 4:00 - 6:30 Friday afternoons
Students mentoring students
FLL robotics teams
Robot missions in Lego land
First Lego League (FLL) is a robotics competition where spend 10 weeks preparing their robot for a series of themed missions on a playing field of mechanical Lego challenges and obstacles. Students also compete by making a presentation about how they would solve a real-life problem related to that year's theme.
Season: August, September, and October each year.
Teams at A-lab and UTAS Sandy Bay (Friday nights).
Cost: usually about $10 per student per week.
LINCs and councils
Robotics activities in your local area
Glenorchy LINC - Regular robotics programs
Kingbourough Council - Now has EV3 robots?
Derwent Valley Youth Action Task Force - Holidays and FLL
TAG - Tasmanian Association of Gifted
Accelerated challenges for talented minds
TAG runs a robotics group on Sundays (9-3 pm?) at Goulburn Street Primary School.
Cost: $10 per week? (or annual membership in TAG?)
Robotics workshops by a pro
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