The Inaugural National Judging Competition 2015 brought together all the 1st place winners from each state and regional competition. 76 students from 35 (11 AARNet connected) schools participated from around the country, from as far away as Townsville in North Queensland and Perth. A number of teams who were unable to travel submitted video entries. Projects demonstrated a sophisticated competency across a range of disciplines including electronics (including Arduino, Galileo and Raspberry Pi), software development, 3D modelling, game development and media production.
In total throughout September and October 7 events were hosted with 119 schools displaying 371 unique ICT projects and engaging 871 students.
AARNet’s Nick Cross was on the judging panel in six of the seven regional competitions and the final.
Apr 5, 2017
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Four fledgling teams who reached the Australian regional final of an international robotics competition last week have been awarded AARNet bursaries to help them take part in the world championships in the US. The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport...
Mar 16, 2017
AARNet’s head of infrastructure development has been recognised for inspiring and empowering students in a national robotics competition. John Nicholls was awarded the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award at this week’s FIRST® Robotics Southern Cross Regional competition after being nominated by students he mentored. The award celebrates effective communication in the art and...