Get ready for a robot competition like no other hosted by GLOWS at Selkirk College. Through experimentation and mentoring (see more below!), youth from throughout the region learn how to design, build and program robots that they will enter into RoboGames, a fun and free spirited event full of prizes.
Imagination meets technology
RoboGames is open to all youth ages 6 to 18 living in the West Kootenay/ Boundary region. No prior experience is necessary. Youth in teams of one to two people will be supported with six to eight weeks of robotics programming and circuit training culminating with a competition.
RoboGames will take place Saturday, April 28th at the Castlegar Campus Gymnasium.
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Reminder to parents or other adults interested in participating through mentorship:
This event, promoting and encouraging science & technology for local young people, aged 6-18, has relied significantly on the participation of adult mentors committed to the vision.
“Robotics offers a unique way to engage youth in science and technology,” says Pommen. “The mentorship network is imperative to all this happening.”
To ensure that mentors are prepared for the demands – and fun! – mentoring young innovators, Selkirk College Community Education & Workplace Training (CEWT) offers thorough mentor training.
Enthusiasm, not experience, required!
No previous experience is required. The program hosted a successful mentor training last fall and looks forward to educating another group of adults from diverse backgrounds.
“RoboGames provides the skills for youth to learn design, programming and assembly of robotics. No other program in the region provides these basic tools in a simple, yet effective fashion. Youth are quick to adopt and grow their ideas, bringing them back into the classroom. Mentors are essential to support students overcome obstacles and provide assistance – the RoboGames mentor training ensures that every team can be supported within their own school or tech club.”
If you have an existing robotics kit, great! Bring it with you! If you do not, you will be able to purchase one through the training. A laptop and/or handheld device (iPad/iPhone/Android) can connect your robot via Bluetooth or Wifi and will need to be supplied.
- Saturday, March 10 from 8:30am to 3:30pm
- Nelson & District Youth Centre, 608 Lake Street, Nelson
- $115 + GST
Need a robot kit? Brad has you covered! A robot kit can be purchased at class for $125 + GST/PST. To purchase in advance contact firstname.lastname@example.org
RoboGames is hosted by GLOWS at Selkirk College. GLOWS provides community-based workshops, events, initiatives, and outreach in rural communities for youth ages 5 to 19 throughout the Kootenay/Boundary region.