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.

CHECK OUT OUR 2013 Student designed Website.

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 20, 2014 -- November 1, 2014:

We are now officially in our
2014 BEST Competition BUILD SEASON!


The 2014 BEST Competition Game is called:
BLADE RUNNER.

Here are the Game Rules

Unless told otherwise, during the build season, the team will be meeting every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. All meetings will be at Metro Tech Aviation Career Campus from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

If you are on the team, watch your email for any deviations from the above schedule. A coach will be in close contact with you through out the entire season.


October 30, 2014:
Free Screening of Disney Movie "BIG HERO 6"

Quail Springs Mall. Oct 30, 2014

About a week ago, I got a call from a representative of Disney Movies. He first asked if I was a coach for a robot team. I said yes.

He then told me that Disney had a new animated movie coming out about robotics. He said that he had some free passes to a screening on October 30 at 7 PM. He asked if I would like these free passes. I said yes!

If you are on the team, and would like to go, send an email to me (coach Larry) and let me know. I'll make sure you get one of the tickets sent to me.

Website for Big Hero 6

Here is the trailer for "BIG HERO 6". It looks like a great movie!


November 1, 2014: HEARTLAND BEST Competition Day.

NWOSU campus, Alva, Oklahoma.

The 2014 Game is called BLADE RUNNER.
Here is the teaser video.

Here are the Game Rules

HEARTLAND BEST website


Saturday, November 15, 2014 : Robot Demonstration at Science Museum Oklahoma (SMO).

NOTE: This event had to be rescheduled due to a scheduling conflict at SMO.

Science Museum Oklahoma Website

We have been invited to demonstrate our robots at the Science Museum Oklahoma.


December 1, 2014
4-H Speech Contest

Dove Science Academy, 4901 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK

Register by Monday, November 24, 2014.

One of the most important things that a young person can develop is their oral communication skills. The Oklahoma County 4-H Speech Contest is a a great place to practice this.

Please read this multiple page PDF document for more information.


December 5-6, 2014
Frontier Trails BEST Regional.

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Only the best teams from HEARTLAND BEST are qualified to compete at the Frontier Trails BEST regional.
We plan on being one of those teams.

Frontier Trails BEST website


December 13, 2014
Sciencing On Saturday.

OSU Extension Office, 930 North Portland Ave.

This is one of the things we are good at.
We provide quality, fun, exciting, learning for elementary age students in grades K-6.


January 3, 2015
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) KICKOFF

Wes Watkins Center, Stillwater, OK

As the date gets closer, the USFIRST FRC Kickoff webpage will be updated with more information. There will also be information on how to watch the event remotely.

The 2014 FRC challenge is a heavily guarded secret and will be revealed at the FRC kickoff. Every year, the FRC game committee works hard to come up with a game that is worthy of what has been called "The Super Bowl of Robotics". The competition level of the FRC is very high and a lot of the teams we compete against take this as serious as they would any competitive sport.


March 25-28, 2015
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Oklahoma City Regional

Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK