April 1-2, 2017 Hartford, Connecticut USA
Trinity College International Robot Contest
APR 5 2016
Please see below for a brief overview of some additional challenges and contests offered during the weekend. Winners receive a $100-$200 cash prize; visit the FAQ section for more information. Overall robot performance may or may not be relevant to determine the winner.
Robots navigate a model home in search of a fire, represented by a burning candle, and then works to extinguish it. Watch out for walls, furniture, animals and other obstacles! Cash prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams in each division.
"As we developed the design of our robots at Taft, we considered several possibility for the process of actually extinguishing the flame. We were drawn to the use of the 16g CO2 cartridge because of size constraints and because it seemed a more realistic way to put out the flame than the common fan method. The valves supplied by Versa Valves Inc, were the perfect answer for controlling gas emission. They are small and were easily incorporated into our designs; they were also simple to activate with a 12V supply and a signal from our microprocessor.
-Jim Mooney, Team Adviser
The Taft School (CT)
2014 VERSA VALVE CHALLENGE WINNER IN THE JUNIOR
DIVISION IS "RED RHINO"
This contest offers several additional challenges for robot teams to participate in. The challenges offer educators an additional tool to teach and inspire their students while guiding their robot building efforts. Prizes are paid in cash to help support robotics programs within the winner's schools. Robot team members also receive a Certificate of Achievement to further increase their exposure with their peers and within the robotics community.
Robot teams may participate in any or all the challenges at no additional charge. Visit the FAQ section for more information.
The Versa Valve Challenge awards one robot in each division a $250 prize. The winner must be a unique robot who completes three successful runs while using a Versa Valve. Complimentary "EZ Valves" are provided to all registered teams upon request.
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