Fair Life – August 13th: Bratney 4-H Robotics Challenge

Fair Life, is a featured series I’m writing on the 2012 Iowa State Fair. I’m going to try to post something different each day I’m at the fair that features some behind-the-scenes looks at different aspects of the state fair along with factual information.

On Friday and Saturday, we hosted the Iowa 4-H Bratney Robotics Challenge. The challenge has 2 parts, a Lego NxT Robotics challenge & a Junk Drawer Challenge. The NxT challenge is kind of like FIRST Lego League, but easier, since the teams are only given 2 hours to design, build, and program their Lego robots and design and build their junk drawer robots. Photos will be up soon and I’ll link to them once they are up. Here’s a nice article that was written on the Robotics Challenge that appeared in the Des Moines Register! It also appeared on the front page this morning (2 days later!)