Saturday, January 29, 2022: Team Captain's Meeting at the BIC
Saturday, March 19, 2022: Berkshire Robotics Challenge at the BIC
See Timeline below for more details.
The Berkshire Robotics Challenge is Back!
Modeled after the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE annual challenge, the Berkshire Robotics Challenge is an opportunity for children from third to eighth grade (ages 8-14) to develop their science and computer skills while designing and programming a robot to complete a challenge. Students work in teams towards a competitive goal while learning problem-solving, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Each year FIRST LEGO LEAGUE releases a new challenge to teams based on a real-world theme.
The 2022 Challenge theme is Cargo Connect. Teams will explore the ins and outs of modern transportation, learning how cargo is transported, sorted, and delivered to its destination.
The Challenge has three parts:
Step 1: Register your team with the Berkshire Robotics Challenge
Step 2: Register with FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
*Teams can use a MINDSTORMS EV3 or NXT robot kit if they already have one.
Suggestions for raising the money:
October 2021: Register your team by the October 25.
November 2021: Individual teams start meeting. Weekly meetings recommended.
December 2021: Teams continue to meet.
January 2022: Teams continue to meet.
January 29, 2022: Coaches' meeting from 9:00 - 10:30 AM to review details of the challenge and complete paperwork. Meeting wil be held at the Berkshire Innovation Center, 45 Woodlawn Avenue, Pittsfield.
February 2022: Teams continue to meet.
March 19, 2022: Berkshire Robotics Challenge will be held at the Berkshire Innovation Center. Teams usually begin arriving around 7:30 AM and event runs until about 2:00 PM. Snow date is Sunday March 20.