While we do support all the listed competitions, we prefer to focus on Robofest and DestructoBots. We also have a great affinity for the FIRST programs and we are currently supporting a number of Junior-FLL teams that will exhibit their work at our 20 year celebrations on November 4, 2017.
Robofest (Goto Robofest SA website)
Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.
Since 2000, over 20,000 students have competed in Robofest, including teams from 14 US States, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, England, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Singapore, and South Africa.
Teams compete in the junior (grades 5-8), senior (grades 9-12), and college divisions. For RoboParade, junior includes 4th grade. Student teams, composed of up to five members each, can participate in a variety of events. Read more here
We are planning on having our next competition on 1st December 2018. This competition will include the junior and senior exhibition categories as well a junior and senior classic BottleSumo.
TCR performances at the Robofest World Championship Competitions since 2014
(We are extremely proud of our kids and there achievements):
2014: Dragons win the Senior Exhibition Category (Helpmekaar College in Johannesburg)
2014 : Marco Schnaar-Campbell 3rd place in junior exhibitions ( St.Benedicts College Johannesburg)
2015 : Dragons win the Senior Exhibition Category (Helpmekaar College in Johannesburg)
2017 : The Admirals win junior BottleSumo
2018 : Team LCR came 3rd in junior BotteSumo
2018 : Insele Solutions won junior Gameplay.
This is a unique Trophy Robotics initiative in reaction to the endless requests for a type of "war game" with LEGO Robots. As you can imagine, we were not to keen on this for a very long time, but we needed a really fun challenge for the kids, so we decided to go for it. Read more here. The first round of the new castle siege game has just been completed. You can view some of the action here and if you are really interested in trying out the game, you can go to the DestructoBot website and register your team for 2019. We will still play "Castle Siege", but the ruleswill change and some game pieces will be added.