Preparations for 2018 have begun

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Pikes Peak BEST Robotics is able to provide a free competition to middle and high school students through the generosity of our donors and sponsors. Will you help us raise the $20,000 needed to run our competition for 2018?

Donations can be made through this Colorado Gives link. Please specify that donations are for Pikes Peak BEST in the special instructions. We appreciate donations of any level, even $5 will help us by game field pieces. Help us make a difference in the lives of students today.

2017 Competition Results

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The teams did a great job with Crossfire 2017!

Results:

BEST Award First Place: Academy ACL
BEST Award Second Place: Liberty High School
Game Award First Place: Liberty High School
Game Award Second Place: Woodland Park HS
Software and Simulation Award: Skyview Middle School
Most Robust Machine Award: Woodland Park HS
Engineering Notebook Award: Skyview Middle School
Sportsmanship Award: Academy ACL
BEST Rookie Team Award: Liberty High School
Founder’s Award for Creative Design: Liberty High School
Academy ACL and Liberty High School are advancing on to the BEST Robotics Denver Regional in December. We wish them the BEST of luck!

Practice Day is HERE!

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Today is Practice Day. Teams will be bringing their robots to test out on the game field, while teams who are competing in the BEST Award will give Marketing Presentations to convince the judging panel to buy their product.

Schedule: 

10:00am – 2:00pm  Field is open for teams to practice on. Teams signed up for that guaranteed field time get priority.

12:30pm – 2:00pm  Marketing Presentations (Specific time slot)

Location:

Pikes Peak Community College Theater
5675 S. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Good Luck Teams!

New Competition Location

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The Game Day location has changed.

Thank you Woodland Park High School for hosting the 2017 Pikes Peak BEST Robotics Game Day. We are still looking for volunteers to be referees and judges. Scoring rubrics are provided.

Woodland Park High School – Main Gym
151 Panther Way
Woodland Park, CO 80863

Missile Defense Agency BEST Kit Grant

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Pikes Peak BEST thanks the Missile Defense Agency for it’s award of the BEST Robotics Kit Grant. Through this award, we were able to purchase all of the returnable and consumable kit items for the Pikes Peak BEST teams. This generosity has made a large difference in the lives of students in the greater Colorado Springs area, many of whom would never have the opportunity to participate in a robotics program without it.

Thank you Missile Defense Agency!

Skype with a Simulink Expert

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Need help with installing and using Simulink software to program your BEST robot this season?

Talk to a Simulink Expert!

You can meet a Simulink expert from MathWorks through Skype (video conference call) to discuss your issues and questions through out this BEST Robotics season. The Simulink expert will be available online for every week for an hour to assist with your questions/issues. So, register for these sessions today!

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Team SignUp for Practice Day Open

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Pikes Peak BEST Teams can sign up for a 1 hour time slot to be guaranteed field time at Practice Day, Saturday, October 14. Teams are welcome to hop on the field in any empty spots but teams that are signed up for that time slot will get priority.

Teams that are competing in the BEST Award also need to sign up for a 30 minute marketing presentation time slot. Note that the 30 minutes includes setup, Q&A, and cleanup so presentations should be 15-20 minutes long.

Sign up here for Practice Day time slots.
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

BEST Robotics, Inc. moving to Pittsburgh

BEST Robotics, Inc., the national parent organization of Pikes Peak BEST, will be relocating from Dallas, Texas to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to take advantage of the booming robotics market in the area. They are also hoping the move promotes the creation of more hubs in Pennsylvania to take advantage of the technology and resources available there.

BizJournal’s Article (July 21, 2017)