Sumo Bots and Bot Hockey Workshop
Robot Smashing League and FRC Team 4215 "TRIBOTS" teamed up to host another electrifying robotics workshop at Trinity School at River Ridge. This workshop had 21 3rd through 5th grade students, some of whom were younger siblings of Team 4215 members.
In the first hour, participants enjoyed a creative and collaborative experience as they assembled robots using modified FingerTech 'Viper' Combat Robot Kits. It was a hands-on opportunity for these young minds to understand the basics of robot assembly and add their personal touch through unique customizations.
In the second hour, the excitement continued with driving practice and a touch of maintenance - tightening loose wheels added a bit of challenge to the mix. Teams rotated through a track station, a hockey arena, and a sumo platform, bringing a variety of experiences and keeping the energy high.
The third hour brought the much-anticipated competitions! Parents had a blast watching the now skilled robot operators battle it out in Bot-Hockey and intense Sumo faceoffs. The kids, had not only assembled and customized their robots but also honed their driving skills, showcased their achievements with enthusiasm and flair.
Throughout these hours, the workshop was a dynamic place for collaboration and innovation. The high school student helpers added an extra layer of mentorship, making the entire event a wholesome and educational experience. It's heartening to see young minds not just participating but thriving in a hands-on robotics workshop like this!
If you're interested in bringing this electrifying experience to your school, reach out to the Robot Smashing League – we're ready to spark the curiosity of young minds through more engaging robotics workshops! Additionally, we extend a warm invitation for you to come spectate our combat robotics tournaments and witness the excitement firsthand. Join us in fostering the ingenuity and skills of these young robotic enthusiasts!