How to Start a New Robofest Team How to Start a New Robofest Team Starting a Robofest Team is much easier compared to other robotics competitions Robofest is affordable, only $40 to register a team Team size is small 2 – 7 students
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Find parent volunteers who are interested in helping the team as technical mentors (very important). Volunteers do not need experience in robotics, just an interest in or general engineering/technical knowledge
After registering as a coach, in January you can register your team on the Robofest web site
Put together a playing field if your team is going to participate in the Game or RoboSumo Competition
Ask students to attend free workshops at LTU (or watch web casts or recorded web casts)
Team Registration Fee: only $40,+ possible qualifying site fee of $20
Robot kits (Lego NXT) run $250.00 per kit.
If you need to purchase kits, we can provide you with information on options & resources. Most kits can be ordered on-line, depending on the number of kits you need. You may use any type of robot kit/platform, materials, tape, glue, and any type of software.
Game Competition: Each Game Team needs two robots; playing field materials are $75.00 for one field. If you have a field from a past season you can re-use it , you don’t need to buy a new field each year.
RoboSumo Competition (new division for ‘07): One robot required, Playing Field is $40.50
Exhibition Competition: Teams can use as many robots as they would like, a minimum of one robot is required.