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Zero Robotics 2016

Zero Robotics – Summer 2016


Zero Robotics is a robotics programming competition for middle school students where the robots are miniature satellites (called SPHERES) inside the International Space Station. Teams program a satellite to solve an annual challenge. After several phases of virtual competition in a simulation environment that mimics the real SPHERES, finalists are selected to compete in a live championship in which their program is run against competitors aboard the actual ISS. Over the 5 week program, students learned about robotics and how to write programming code for their satellite. The team’s goal was to come up with a winning strategy to compete against Zero Robotics teams from all across Massachusetts. The students participated in a field day and competition day at MIT and took field trips to local robotics and engineering organizations such as iRobot and Harmonic Drive. Our team won first place in the Regional Competition and came in 5th place out of 12 in the ISS Final National Competition!

Zero Robotics team came in 5th place out of 12 in the ISS Final Competition at MIT

Zero Robotics team came in 5th place out of 12 in the ISS Final Competition at MIT.

Newsletters:


Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Final Newsletter

Take Home Activities:


First Week Supplement (Instructions)
Make Your Own Sphere (Instructions) (Template)
Writer Doer Activity (Instructions)
Order of Operations Practice (Worksheet)
Order of Operations Crossword (Worksheet)
Is it a vector? (Worksheet)
Plotting in 3D (Worksheet)

More Information:


Calendar of Events
Helpful Information
Enrichment at Home Letter
Learning with Scratch