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KTC/NSD61 Robotics Tournament

Posted on February 20

Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council (KTC) and Northland School Division are pleased to invite schools to participate in the 1st Annual KTC/NSD61 Robotics Tournament! This event is scheduled for March 28th in Red Earth Creek and is open to Kindergarten to grade 12 students!


Back Lakes Sports Arena, Red Earth Creek, Alberta


Saturday March 28th, 2015


KTC/NSD61 partnership schools and any school located in Northern Alberta.


Lego "Mindstorms and Lego "Wedo"




Click on the link to register!


There will be 3 separate categories based on grade levels:

GROUP 1:       

Kindergarten to Grade 2 using “LEGO WEDO”


GROUP 2:        

Grade 3 to Grade 6 using “LEGO MINDSTORMS”    

GROUP 3:  

Grade 7 to Grade 12 “LEGO MINDSTORMS” 


Group 1 competition will be a timed event. Teams will build and program several of the example robots from the WEDO kit booklets. Scoring for this event will be based on time, accuracy, team work, programming, and post competition kit reorganization. To prepare for this event the students need to work together and practice building and programming the robots from the WEDO kit booklet.

Alligator example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O_dtZ01-tY

Group 2 and Group 3 competition will be broken up into 2 main activities. The first activity will be a “Line Follower” race. Teams will be provided with an elliptical and an oval track. Scoring for the line follower will be based on time. Each team will be given several opportunities to run the track and their best lap time will be rated against all other competing teams. The second activity will be a “Sumo Challenge” which will utilize the elliptical track as an arena. The objective of the sumo challenge is for the robots to search for each other and then push their opponent out of the arena without getting pushed out of the arena themselves. For both of these activities students should design, build and test robots repeatedly until they feel they have developed a winning robot!! 


Line follower example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw8puKws8uY

Sumo Challenge example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1JWsD_er-c

For more information please contact: 

Paul Neethling
Technology Specialist, KTC
Email: paul.neethling@ktcadmin.ca