BEST Robotics makes students get creative with unconventional materials and interesting rules.
BEST is a fall competition team that involves building small robots to solve a given real world problem. Additionally, you must market your robot with your team as your company. A strict materials list comprised of wood, PVC, aluminum, and other materials makes this competition a fun challenge.
We've been competing in BEST since 2002, and won 1st BEST Award at our state competition in 2009. Last year, we did even better.
We moved on to the southeast regional competition along with 6 other teams from Georgia, and did well there, too!
Meet our PayDirt robot.
This year, our robot was tasked with collecting and delivering different minerals, and perform repairs on the field, which represents a dilapidated mine.
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.
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