“I went to the Botball workshop knowing very little about programming and came out with a working robot that I programmed myself.”

   - Creighton Edington,
      Teacher

Smart Robots. Smarter Students!
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March 2013

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2013 Northern California Workshop

2013 Northern California Workshop

Event Date: 
Mar 2 2013
Mar 3 2013
Event Location: 
NASA Ames Research Center : Building N152
NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field
Moffett Field, CA 94053
Event Schedule: 

8:00 AM - Registration / Software Installation
9:00 AM - Lecture and Activities Begin
~12:00 PM - Lunch Break
~1:00 PM - Lecture and Activities Resume
5:00 PM - Activities Conclude

~These times are approximate.

Event Directions: 

Show your drivers license to the guard at the gate, and say you are attending the Botball Workshop. You can get a map at the visitor's control, or just drive straight down Clark Rd, turn rt on Wescoat Rd, turn rt on McCord Ave, and in one block, stay right at the 'Y' to Dailey Rd for another block and you'll see N152 on the right. The parking is on the left, across the street.

Event Parking: 

Information will be posted soon.

Event Lodging: 

Click here for a Google map with local hotels.

Mar 2 2013
 
 
2013 Northern California Workshop

2013 Northern California Workshop

Event Date: 
Mar 2 2013
Mar 3 2013
Event Location: 
NASA Ames Research Center : Building N152
NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field
Moffett Field, CA 94053
Event Schedule: 

8:00 AM - Registration / Software Installation
9:00 AM - Lecture and Activities Begin
~12:00 PM - Lunch Break
~1:00 PM - Lecture and Activities Resume
5:00 PM - Activities Conclude

~These times are approximate.

Event Directions: 

Show your drivers license to the guard at the gate, and say you are attending the Botball Workshop. You can get a map at the visitor's control, or just drive straight down Clark Rd, turn rt on Wescoat Rd, turn rt on McCord Ave, and in one block, stay right at the 'Y' to Dailey Rd for another block and you'll see N152 on the right. The parking is on the left, across the street.

Event Parking: 

Information will be posted soon.

Event Lodging: 

Click here for a Google map with local hotels.

Mar 3 2013
 
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2013 Maryland Workshop

2013 Maryland Workshop

Event Date: 
Mar 8 2013
Mar 9 2013
Event Location: 
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
Friday and Saturday will be in different buildings. See below in the "directions" section for specifics.
Laurel, MD 20723
Event Schedule: 

8:00 AM - Registration / Software Installation
9:00 AM - Lecture and Activities Begin
~12:00 PM - Lunch Break
~1:00 PM - Lecture and Activities Resume
5:00 PM - Activities Conclude

~These times are approximate.

Event Directions: 

DAY ONE, FRIDAY: 11100 John Hopkins Rd., R.E. Gibson Library in Classroom L-4
DAY TWO, SATURDAY: 11100 John Hopkins Rd., Building 1, Cafeteria
Click here for a campus map.

Event Parking: 

Participants can park in the parking lot that is adjacent to building 1.

Click here for a campus map.

Mar 8 2013
 
 
2013 Maryland Workshop

2013 Maryland Workshop

Event Date: 
Mar 8 2013
Mar 9 2013
Event Location: 
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
Friday and Saturday will be in different buildings. See below in the "directions" section for specifics.
Laurel, MD 20723
Event Schedule: 

8:00 AM - Registration / Software Installation
9:00 AM - Lecture and Activities Begin
~12:00 PM - Lunch Break
~1:00 PM - Lecture and Activities Resume
5:00 PM - Activities Conclude

~These times are approximate.

Event Directions: 

DAY ONE, FRIDAY: 11100 John Hopkins Rd., R.E. Gibson Library in Classroom L-4
DAY TWO, SATURDAY: 11100 John Hopkins Rd., Building 1, Cafeteria
Click here for a campus map.

Event Parking: 

Participants can park in the parking lot that is adjacent to building 1.

Click here for a campus map.

Mar 9 2013
 
 
2013 Oklahoma Tournament

2013 Oklahoma Tournament

Event Date: 
Mar 9 2013
Event Location: 
NCED Conference Center and Hotel : Gymnasium
2801 E. State Highway 9
Norman, OK 73071
Event Schedule: 

8:00 AM - Registration / Open Practice
10:00 AM - Seeding Rounds Begin
~1:00 AM - Lunch Break
~2:00 PM - Double Elimination Rounds Begin
~5:30 PM - Awards Presentation Begins

~These times are approximate.

Event Lodging: 

Lodging is conveniently located at the conference center hotel itself. Call the NCED Conference Center and Hotel at 405-447-9000, ext. 0. The booking code is 1207 (the "Botball room block") for the negotiated rate of $82.00 for a Queen room (one Queen bed-sleeps 2) or $132.00 for a Suite (one Queen bed with pullout couch Queen option-sleeps 4).

$82.00 for a Queen room with breakfast (sleeps 2)
$132.00 for a Queen w/ sleeper sofa with breakfast (sleeps 4)

There are also rooms available at Embassy Suites. This hotel is about 5 miles away.

Mar 9 2013
 
 
2013 Arizona Tournament

2013 Arizona Tournament

Event Date: 
Mar 9 2013
Event Location: 
University of Arizona : Gittings Building
1713 East University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Event Schedule: 

8:00 AM - Registration / Open Practice
10:00 AM - Seeding Rounds Begin
~1:00 AM - Lunch Break
~2:00 PM - Double Elimination Rounds Begin
~5:30 PM - Awards Presentation Begins

~These times are approximate.

Event Directions: 

Click here for an interactive campus map. The Botball Tournament will be held in the Gittings Building.

Event Parking: 

Information will be posted soon.

Event Lodging: 

Information will be posted soon.

Mar 9 2013
 
 
2013 Greater Los Angeles Workshop

2013 Greater Los Angeles Workshop

Event Date: 
Mar 9 2013
Mar 10 2013
Event Location: 
Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC : Grand Ballroom
3540 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Event Schedule: 

8:00 AM - Registration / Software Installation
9:00 AM - Lecture and Activities Begin
~12:00 PM - Lunch Break
~1:00 PM - Lecture and Activities Resume
5:00 PM - Activities Conclude

~These times are approximate.

Event Directions: 

From North of campus: Take I-110 S to W Exposition Blvd (Exit 20B). Turn right onto S Figueroa St. The Radisson Hotel will be on the right.

From South of campus: Take I-110 N to W Exposition Blvd (Exit 20B) toward 37th St. Merge onto S Hope St (signs for Exposition Blvd). Turn left onto W Exposition Blvd. Turn right onto S Figueroa St. The Radisson Hotel will be on the right.

From East of campus: Take I-10 W to I-110 S (Exit 13). Take I-110 S to W Exposition Blvd (Exit 20B). Turn right onto S Figueroa St. The Radisson Hotel will be on the right.

From West of campus: Take I-10 E to Vermont Ave (Exit 10). Turn right onto S Vermont Ave. Turn left on Exposition Blvd. Turn right onto S Figueroa St. The Radisson Hotel will be on the right.

Via Metro Expo Line: Take Metro Expo Line to Expo Park / USC Station.

Event Parking: 

Free parking will be available at the Radisson Hotel. Tell the attendance that you are there for the "Botball Workshop", and the parking fee will be waived.

If you are only parking temporarily (e.g., drop off or pick up), it is requested that you use the temporary (20-minute) parking in the front of the hotel and not the long-term parking with the attendant.

Event Lodging: 

Information will be posted soon.

Mar 9 2013
 
 
2013 Greater Los Angeles Workshop

2013 Greater Los Angeles Workshop

Event Date: 
Mar 9 2013
Mar 10 2013
Event Location: 
Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC : Grand Ballroom
3540 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Event Schedule: 

8:00 AM - Registration / Software Installation
9:00 AM - Lecture and Activities Begin
~12:00 PM - Lunch Break
~1:00 PM - Lecture and Activities Resume
5:00 PM - Activities Conclude

~These times are approximate.

Event Directions: 

From North of campus: Take I-110 S to W Exposition Blvd (Exit 20B). Turn right onto S Figueroa St. The Radisson Hotel will be on the right.

From South of campus: Take I-110 N to W Exposition Blvd (Exit 20B) toward 37th St. Merge onto S Hope St (signs for Exposition Blvd). Turn left onto W Exposition Blvd. Turn right onto S Figueroa St. The Radisson Hotel will be on the right.

From East of campus: Take I-10 W to I-110 S (Exit 13). Take I-110 S to W Exposition Blvd (Exit 20B). Turn right onto S Figueroa St. The Radisson Hotel will be on the right.

From West of campus: Take I-10 E to Vermont Ave (Exit 10). Turn right onto S Vermont Ave. Turn left on Exposition Blvd. Turn right onto S Figueroa St. The Radisson Hotel will be on the right.

Via Metro Expo Line: Take Metro Expo Line to Expo Park / USC Station.

Event Parking: 

Free parking will be available at the Radisson Hotel. Tell the attendance that you are there for the "Botball Workshop", and the parking fee will be waived.

If you are only parking temporarily (e.g., drop off or pick up), it is requested that you use the temporary (20-minute) parking in the front of the hotel and not the long-term parking with the attendant.

Event Lodging: 

Information will be posted soon.

Mar 10 2013
 
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2013 Hawaii Workshop

2013 Hawaii Workshop

Event Date: 
Mar 16 2013
Mar 17 2013
Event Location: 
Wahiawa Middle School
275 Rose St
Wahiawa, HI 96786
Event Schedule: 

8:00 AM - Registration / Software Installation
9:00 AM - Lecture and Activities Begin
~12:00 PM - Lunch Break
~1:00 PM - Lecture and Activities Resume
5:00 PM - Activities Conclude

~These times are approximate.

Event Directions: 

Information will be posted soon.

Event Parking: 

Information will be posted soon.

Event Lodging: 

Information will be posted soon.

Mar 16 2013
 
 
2013 New York / New Jersey Workshop

2013 New York / New Jersey Workshop

Event Date: 
Mar 16 2013
Mar 17 2013
Event Location: 
Xavier High School
30 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
Event Schedule: 

8:00 AM - Registration / Software Installation
9:00 AM - Lecture and Activities Begin
~12:00 PM - Lunch Break
~1:00 PM - Lecture and Activities Resume
5:00 PM - Activities Conclude

~These times are approximate.

Event Directions: 

Click here for a Google map with public transportation directions.

Event Parking: 

Public transportation is recommended, since there is no parking lot at the school and street parking spaces are typically unavailable. There are public lots on 15th and 16th between 5th and 6th avenue; however, they are expensive.

Event Lodging: 

Click here for a Google map with local hotels.

Mar 16 2013
 
 
2013 Florida Tournament

2013 Florida Tournament

Event Date: 
Mar 16 2013
Event Location: 
University of North Florida : Student Union
1 UNF Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Event Schedule: 

8:00 AM - Registration / Open Practice
10:00 AM - Seeding Rounds Begin
~1:00 AM - Lunch Break
~2:00 PM - Double Elimination Rounds Begin
~5:30 PM - Awards Presentation Begins

~These times are approximate.

Event Directions: 

The tournament will be held in the ballroom of the Student Union Building. The ballroom is located on the third level of the west end of the building.

Event Parking: 

Parking is free on Saturdays, and there is a parking garage adjacent to the Student Union. (Garage 38)

Event Lodging: 

For a Google map with local hotels, click here.

Mar 16 2013
 
 
2013 New York / New Jersey Workshop

2013 New York / New Jersey Workshop

Event Date: 
Mar 16 2013
Mar 17 2013
Event Location: 
Xavier High School
30 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
Event Schedule: 

8:00 AM - Registration / Software Installation
9:00 AM - Lecture and Activities Begin
~12:00 PM - Lunch Break
~1:00 PM - Lecture and Activities Resume
5:00 PM - Activities Conclude

~These times are approximate.

Event Directions: 

Click here for a Google map with public transportation directions.

Event Parking: 

Public transportation is recommended, since there is no parking lot at the school and street parking spaces are typically unavailable. There are public lots on 15th and 16th between 5th and 6th avenue; however, they are expensive.

Event Lodging: 

Click here for a Google map with local hotels.

Mar 17 2013
 
 
2013 Hawaii Workshop

2013 Hawaii Workshop

Event Date: 
Mar 16 2013
Mar 17 2013
Event Location: 
Wahiawa Middle School
275 Rose St
Wahiawa, HI 96786
Event Schedule: 

8:00 AM - Registration / Software Installation
9:00 AM - Lecture and Activities Begin
~12:00 PM - Lunch Break
~1:00 PM - Lecture and Activities Resume
5:00 PM - Activities Conclude

~These times are approximate.

Event Directions: 

Information will be posted soon.

Event Parking: 

Information will be posted soon.

Event Lodging: 

Information will be posted soon.

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2013 Qatar Tournament

2013 Qatar Tournament

Event Date: 
Mar 22 2013
Event Schedule: 

Information will be posted soon.

Event Directions: 

Information will be posted soon.

Event Parking: 

Information will be posted soon.

Event Lodging: 

Information will be posted soon.

Mar 22 2013
 
 
2013 Texas Tournament

2013 Texas Tournament

Event Date: 
Mar 23 2013
Event Location: 
Young Men's College Prep Academy
1701 Bringhurst St.
Houston, TX 77020
Event Schedule: 

8:00 AM - Registration / Open Practice
10:00 AM - Seeding Rounds Begin
~1:00 AM - Lunch Break
~2:00 PM - Double Elimination Rounds Begin
~5:30 PM - Awards Presentation Begins

~These times are approximate.

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