Susan Frederick’s Robotics List
Susan Frederick recently shared this great resource at the AHA-Discussion list: The following is reposted with permission:
There’s also my list, it’s national and I’ve been running it for over 6 years now. It’s a good way to network with others interested in the topic. It’s not just homeschoolers, anyone interested in the topic is welcome to join.
Robotics http://jsoft.com/archive/robotics/A great resource for those interested in robotics, the website and email discussion list includes resources and discussions related to competitions such as FIRST LEGO League (FLL), Robofest, VEX, JFLL, EARLY, FIRST high school robotics (FRC), and BEST. List members include homeschoolers and those interested in using robotics and technology for education purposes and those with robotics clubs from around the country. Now in it’s sixth year and not limited to just Texas, it includes list members from about a dozen states plus Canada.
We’re the regional host for Robofest in the Gulf Coast area of Texas. This will be our fourth year running the competition.
The creators for EARLY and Robofest are both on my list, as are the site coordinators for FLL in GA, the Austin Robot Sumo.
Robofest – for 5th-12th grade students. Students design, construct and program their robots while learning problem-solving techniques, mathematics, logic, creativity, physics, electronics, mechanics, teamwork, computers and computer programming. Started at Lawrence Tech in 2000, Robofest has grown rapidly. http://www.robofest.net/