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Berkshire Robotics Challenge

2024 Berkshire Robotics Challenge

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Wahconah Regional High School

Dalton, MA

The 2024 Berkshire Robotics Challenge Culminates

in a First-Ever Tie for Challenge Champion!

  • Challenge Champions:  Robotic Wyverns, Lanesborough Elementary AND Dozerbots, Berkshire Innovation Center

  • Sportsmanship Award: Engenuity 2B, Lenox Memorial

  • Team Spirit Award: Cape(less) Crusaders, Capeless Elementary

  • Most Innovative Design: Build of the Guild, BIC Works @ MASS MoCA

  • Best Programming: SMS Stars, St. Mary's School

  • Comeback Kids: Dozerbots, Berkshire Innovation Center

  • Best Research Project: Lee RoboWildcats, Lee Public Schools

Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC) - Robotics Challenge

Modeled after the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE annual challenge, the Berkshire Robotics Challenge is an opportunity for students from 3rd to 8th grade (ages 8-14) to develop their science and computer skills while designing and programming a robot to complete a set of challenges.  Students engage in hands-on STEAM experiences, building habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork skills along the way.

Robot Design and Game

Build and program an autonomous LEGO robot

The Challenge has Three Parts:

Innovation Project

Teams learn more about the science behind the Super Powered Challenge and design a solution to a real-world problem

Core Values

These are part of what makes FIRST LEGO LEAGUE so special, because kids compete like crazy but respect their teamates, Coashes, and their competitiors - and they have FUN!

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2023 Berkshire Robotics Challenge

  • Challenge Champions:  Robotic Wyverns, Lanesborough Elementary

  • First Runnerup: The 12 Robotsles, St. Mary's School

  • Sportsmanship Award: Robotics Cubs, Capeless Elementary

  • Team Spirit Award: Reid RED Robots, Reid Middle School

  • Most Innovative Design: Robotic Wyverns, Lanesborough Elementary

  • Best Programming: BART-Botics, BART Charter School

  • Comeback Kids: The BIC-O-NATORS, Berkshire Innovation Center

  • Best Research Project: Lee RoboWildcats, Lee Elementary

Challenge Awards:

Robotics: 23 Years of STEM Inspiration

by Tim Butterworth and Denise Johns

Berkshire Business Journal

March 2023

Robotics:  23 year of STEM Inspiration

by Denise Johns and Tim Butterworth

Berkshire Business Journal

March 2023

Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC) - Robotics Challenge
 - Robotics Challenge
Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC) - Robotics Challenge

2022 Berkshire Robotics Challenge

Challenge Awards:

  • Challenge Champion:  The Husky 4, Herberg Middle School

  • First Runnerup:  The Raging Riots, St. Mary's School

  • Sportsmanship Award:  St. Agnes Angels, St. Agnes Academy

  • Team Spirit Award:  Conte Mechanics, Conte Community School

  • Most Innovative Design:  The Husky 4, Herberg Middle School

  • Best Programming:  BART-Botics, BART Charter School

  • Best Research Project:  Lee RoboWildcats, Lee Elementary School

  • Comeback Kids:  Lee RoboWildcats, Lee Elementary School

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Miscellaneous

Team size is limited to 10 kids

Each teams needs a coach and an alternate coach

Support for the coaches is available from the BRC committee, other experienced local coaches, the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE website and a coaches' chatroom.

Specific details of the challenge are contained in the challenge manual.

Contact Denise Johns at denise@the-bic.org with any questions or for more information.

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