FALL SEASON - Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) competition

At the beginning of the school year, we compete in the HEARTLAND BEST competition. During this competition we are known as the Oklahoma City Home School Robotics Team. Most of the students are home-schooled, but we welcome students from public and private schools as well.


SPRING SEASON - OKC FIRST Robotics Competition(FRC)

In the Spring, we compete in the Oklahoma City FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). When we do activities related to FRC we become the Oklahoma County 4-H Robotics Team. Since we are a part of the Oklahoma County 4-H youth organization, there are opportunities to be involved with a wide variety of other activities and benefits as well as robotics.


For Younger Students - FIRST Lego League (FLL)

We have considered re-starting our FLL (FIRST Lego League) team:
The Mini-Munkees
Several things have to occur for this to happen. Contact coach Stuart or Larry if interested.


UPCOMING EVENTS and OPPORTUNITIES



September 3, 8, 14, and 17, 2015
Pre BEST Kickoff meetings.
Metrotech Aviation Career Campus,

We will have 4 pre-BEST kickoff meetings on the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 3
  • Tuesday, September 8
  • Monday, September 14
  • Thursday, September 17

All these pre-BEST meetings will be at the Metro-Tech Aviation Career Campus starting at 7:00 PM. At some of these meetings, there will be safety training and testing. All students (both competitions) are required to complete these safety tests before being allowed to use the associated tools.

NOTE: These safety tests will also apply to students who plan on participating in the Spring (FRC) competition. So even if you are not joining our team during the FALL, you will still need to take these tests before the FRC competition in the Spring. This would be a good time to get these tests completed before the FRC kickoff. If you are only doing the Spring competition, and cannot make these meetings you will also have an opportunity during the first week of January 2016.


September 19, 2015
HEARTLAND BEST KICKOFF
NWOSU Campus, Alva, OK

HEARTLAND BEST WEBSITE


September 19, 2015
Robotics Demonstration at the Oklahoma State Fair.
Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Hobbies, Arts, and Crafts building.

While the students participating in the BEST competition are in Alva, those students who do FRC only will be demonstrating our robot at the Great State Fair of Oklahoma. Students can also use the demo BEST robot and show it at the fair as well.


October 31, 2015
HEARTLAND BEST GAMEDAY
NWOSU Campus, Alva, OK

HEARTLAND BEST WEBSITE


January 9, 2016
The 2016 FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION (FRC) KICKOFF
Stillwater, OK

2016 FRC KICKOFF PAGE