BEST Robotics makes students get creative to solve real world problems with unconventional materials.
Meet our CrossFire robot.
This year, our robot was tasked with rescuing a doll, carrying drums, and putting out simulated fires. Our BEST team won the 2nd BEST award at the state competition and advanced to the Regional Competition at Auburn University.
BEST stands for Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology. The BEST Robotics competition emphasizes teamwork and different aspects of the engineering world through four main parts of the competition – the robot, the engineering design and research notebook, the display booth, and the business presentation. This fall semester competition accommodates different interests and skill sets, from programming to writing to project management to shop skills.
Every year, teams who compete in BEST Robotics are given a kit of electrical components, hardware (screws, bolts, etc.), various types of wood, sheet metal, and PVC pipe. Using only the allowed materials, teams have six weeks to construct their robot, in addition to the notebook, booth, and presentation.
Teams compete with their robots, and with the notebook, display booth, and presentation. The combination of all four areas of the competition make up the BEST award. The BEST award is the highest honor awarded at competition and is based on these other areas along with spirit.
The CircuitRunners BEST season is over for the 2017-2018 School Year, but please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on getting involved next year.