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Berkshire Robotics Challenge

Modeled after the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE annual challenge, the Berkshire Robotics Challenge is an opportunity for children from third to eighth grade (ages 8-14) to develop their science and computer skills while designing and programming a robot to complete a challenge.  Students work in teams towards a competitive goal while learning problem-solving, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Berkshire Robotics Challenge 2023

Saturday, March 18

Taconic High School, Pittsfield

Congratulations to all the robotics challenge teams that competed.  Your dedication, hard work, sportsmanship, teamwork, and enthusiasm were very evident.

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The Challenge has three parts:

Berkshire Robotics Challenge Teams:

  • Robotics Cubs: Capeless Elementary, Pittsfield

  • Conte Mechanics: Conte Elementary, Pittsfield

  • Crosby Crew: Crosby Elementary, Pittsfield

  • Crawford's Warriors: Crosby Educational Academy, Pittsfield

  • Stearn's Comeback Kids: Stearns Elementary, Pittsfield

  • Reid RED Robots: Reid Middle School, Pittsfield

  • The BIC-O-NATORS: Berkshire Innovation Center, Pittsfield (students from Dalton, Great Barrington, North Adams, Pittsfield and Washington)

  • BART-Botics: BART Charter School, Adams

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

  • Robotic Wyverns: Lanesborough Elementary, Lanesborough

  • Lee RoboWildcats: Lee Elementary School, Lee

  • A-Bot Power: Abbott Memorial School, Florida

  • A-Bots United: Abbott Memorial School, Florida

  • St. Agnes Angels: St. Agnes Academy, Dalton

  • Richmond Robotics: Richmond Consolidated School, Richmond


2023 Berkshire Robotics Challenge Awards:

  • Challenge Champions:  Robotic Wyverns

  • First Runnerup: The 12 Robotsles

  • Sportsmanship Award: Robotics Cubs

  • Team Spirit Award: Reid RED Robots

  • Most Innovative Design: Robotic Wyverns

  • Best Programming: BART-Botics

  • Comeback Kids: The BIC-O-NATORS

  • Best Research Project: Lee RoboWildcats

The Robot Game

Build and program an autonomous LEGO robot

The 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!


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 with any questions or for more information.

Berkshire Robotics Challenge 2022 Recap

Congratulations to all the teams that participated in this year's challenge!  Prizes were awarded in multiple categories

  • 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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