ISSEA Robotics 2018
Botball Robotics will continue to be our "main event". We are an official regional qualifier for the international Botball competition. Therefore, all teams who wish to participate in Botball must register and submit documentation through the Botball Website.
Each School is allowed as many Botball teams as they can manage within the 14 person limit of the ISSEA STEM, but bear in mind that if you wish to register multiple teams for your school, you require separate registrations through Botball for each team.
Within each team you will need to have programmers, engineers and various other roles. They all have an equal importance and responsibility. Many teams average 6-9 members. Botball rules allow (encourage, actually) teams to run multiple robots cooperatively.
The 2018 Challenge will be announced soon.
But the best and most official source of information for almost all questions regarding the game and rules is from Botball themselves: the most current documents will always be found on your Botball team homepage, and rules clarifications in the official forums. As organizers, we will endeavor to stick as close to their official rules and rulings as possible.
It MAY be necessary for us to have minor variations in the field setup, and parts eligibility rules, based on the availability of materials locally. We will communicate anything like this directly to coaches, but also keep your eyes on this page.
Botball: Essential Documents
The Codesmiths: Lego Sumo Promo Video
In addition, we are excited to announce a new event: Robot Sumo, using Lego Mindstorms Kits (any generation). This fun, invitational event will give ISSEA roboticists the opportunity to compete in one of the world's most popular robot sports.
We will be following the Robogames Unified Rules of Robot Sumo (click the link or download the document below) for the Lego weight class. Check out the Coach / Teams Handbook below for all the basic information.
The emphasis here is fun - we want clever team names, wild decorations and costumes, and professional-wrestling style smack talk videos. See the handbook below for more info!
More resources posted below!
Lego Sumo: Essential Documents
Botball.org has the most comprehensive collection of resources pertaining to botball. The powerpoint presentations offer many sample codes for beginning programmers.
Botball Southeastern Africa Regional has the current, updated list of registered teams for our event.
2017 Botball Resources (Youtube Playlist) - A collection of the best, most current resources on Youtube. This list will be updated all season.
Lego Sumo: Useful Video Tutorials (Youtube Playlist) - Get a leg up on the competition!