Rallies will have an event time of 3 hours. Transportation will be arranged by the Advisor and Regional coordinator if your school is REQUIRED to travel to a different location (school in your district) for your assigned Rally date.
Time: 9:00 AM -2:00 PM
10:00 AM -1:15 PM Event time (~3hrs)
Format: Competition style
All teams REQUIRED to bring an arm and be ready for inspection.
- The following dates are assigned based on certain factors like traveling, number of teams, and readiness measured by performance during Arduino workshops. NOTE: Some dates are still Tentative
- Advisors contact Regional Coordinator to arrange what school from your district will host the Rally. Will need a large working space for the assigned date (gym preferred). And 3 hours of working time. Please email coordinator to arrange.
- If your school has to travel please send B-4 form by 14 days before your rally date.
Description of Competition Stations:
- Syntax Charades – Teams will break into two groups: ‘coders” and “computers”; coders will be given scripted coding challenges to create and program the computers; computers must successfully complete the matched action for a judge; each ‘line of code’ completed will have a point value assigned to it; code will include math challenges.
- Environmental Careers – Students use team investigation to understand and perform related tasks and solve real world problems in various fields of Agriculture, Land Management, Natural Resources and Ecology at designated career stations. Logistics: student teams move among stations where student teams use career keywords & related vocabulary creatively, solve problems or experience physical challenges related to different career needs; correct answers or timed actions score points.
- Sustainability Supermarket – Students work in groups to compare and contrast products based on environmentally literate citizenry. Products are categorized by three inputs: 1) social = perceived benefit to people and/or the environment 2) economic = cost and 3) environmental = biodegradability, recyclability, weight of waste.
- Prepared Prosthetic Arm Challenge – This engineering project consists of designing a functional prosthetic arm from simple materials, which are remotely controlled by an Arduino-coded circuit board and motor/servo. The arm is attached to one arm of the participant’s body and cannot be operated in any way by that limb. The arm must be able to precisely move objects of different volumes and masses and also be able to accurately throw objects at targets up to 10 feet away. Students also show design and budget work.
|Mora Independent Schools|
|School Hosting Rally: HS||Rally Date: Dec 4th 2015
|Santa Rosa Consolidated Schools|
|Santa Rosa HS
Santa Rosa MS
Anton Chico MS
|School Hosting Rally:SRHS||Rally Date: Dec 8th 2015|
|Las Vegas City Public Schools|
Springer HS & MS
|School Hosting Rally: TBD||Rally Date: Dec 10th 2015
|West Las Vegas Public Schools|
|West Las Vegas HS
West Las Vegas Valley MS
West Las Vegas MS
|School Hosting Rally: TBD||Rally Date: Jan 11th, 2015|
|Penasco Independent Schools|
|School Hosting Rally:||Rally Date: Dec 15th 2015
See chart below to determine number of teams you may have for competition and Rallies.
Arduino Workshop Resources
These are the resources that we have used for the workshops and that were given to your students in the packets or binders.
Some of these resources are also on this page MESA Day 2016
SparkFun Red Board Diagram
5 projects to introduce using Arduino for Object Oriented Programing:
These are created by SparkFun and can be used as guides for individual step by step lessons:
- 00 Intro to Arduino
- 01 Multi LEDs
- 02 Not just ON & OFF?
- 03 Sensing
- 04 Servos ‘n More
- 05 H-Bridge Motor Control