"My former Botball students are in engineering or computer science programs at University of Illinois, Washington University in St. Louis, Notre Dame, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, to name a few."

   - Scott,
      High School Teacher

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Register a Team Today!

How do I Register?

Complete the online registration form. You will need to provide the detailed contact information including email, fax, phone and address, as well as a billing address and payment method.

The 2015 registration is coming soon!

Please read all the terms and agreements before registering for your team!

Please read the entire registration policy that follows before completing the online registration form!


How do I Register?

  1. 2015 Online Registration is Coming Soon!
  2. You will need to provide the detailed contact information including email, fax, phone and address, as well as a billing address and payment method.

    Arrange for payment of your team's registration fee. Call KISS Institute at (405) 579 4609 with your credit card information to be processed over the phone. Online payments are not currently supported for registration

    Send a purchase order or check to:
    KISS Institute for Practical Robotics
    1818 W. Lindsey
    Bldg. D Ste. 100
    Norman, OK 73069

  3. Visit the team funding page of our site for ideas on raising funds and securing sponsorships for your Botball team.

  4. If other efforts fail, you may apply for a Botball scholarship. Click here for details on the scholarship application process.

  5. Check your email for confirmation that your registration was successfully completed.


What does Botball cost?

Fees for US and International Teams (Austrian Teams excluded)

$2,500 - - New Teams

**Teams and organizations that are new to Botball will have to choose the new team option for registration.

$2,200 - - *Returning Teams

*Returning teams MUST REUSE all LEGO pieces from the 2013 season (this does not include the KIPR metal part set) and their Create (with charger/battery/cables).

$1,850 - - **Returning Teams with KIPR Link reuse option

**Returning teams who choose this option MUST REUSE their KIPR Links (with chargers/cameras/cables); all LEGO pieces from the 2013 season (this does not include the KIPR metal part set); and their Create (with charger/battery/cables).

Important Reuse Equipment Policy

Returning teams MUST REUSE all LEGO pieces from the 2013 season (this does not include the KIPR metal part set) and their Create (with charger/battery/cables).

KIPR will warranty the Create for the season with the exception of obvious misuse, abuse or tampering.

If a returning team wants to reuse their KIPR Links, KIPR will warranty the Links for the season with the exception of obvious misuse, abuse or tampering.

Botball T-Shirts

We will not be including Regional T-Shirts with registration for the 2014 Botball season. Teams will have the option to pre-order shirts before their regional tournaments here.

New Team Registration Includes:

  • Hands-on professional development workshop for teachers taught by a robotics/computer science professional.
  • Robotics equipment that can be used as a learning tool in your classroom year round. An added benefit is that Botball kits do not require use of a machine shop and fit into a small box. Each kit contains enough material to build two robots and includes:
    • Two robotics controllers (cable/charger)
    • Create (battery/charger)
    • LEGO
    • Sensors
    • Motors
    • Vision Camera
    • Selected construction materials
    • KIPR metal part set
  • Technical support during Botball season
  • Computer software and program documentation

Returning Team Registration Includes:

  • Hands-on professional development workshop for teachers taught by a robotics/computer science professional.
  • Robotics equipment that can be used as a learning tool in your classroom year round. An added benefit is that Botball kits do not require use of a machine shop and fit into a small box. Each kit contains enough material to build two robots and includes:
    • Two robotics controllers (cable/charger)
    • Sensors
    • Motors
    • Vision Camera
    • Selected construction materials
    • KIPR metal part set
  • Technical support during Botball season
  • Computer software and program documentation

What you'll need for Botball

  • Computer - Botball participants will need access to a laptop computer with KISS Platform installed. There will be no computers available at the workshop or tournament.
    • Your machine must run one of three operating systems:
      • Windows 7 or 8
      • Mac OS X 10.6 or later. -- If you're using MacOS, you should install the latest version of the Apple Developer Tools for your version of OS X. These can be downloaded for free from the Apple developer web site ( registration is required for the download).
      • Linux -- KISS C is developed to work under recent versions of Ubuntu Linux, and may work on other distributions as well.

      It must also have:

      • A USB port and drivers for connecting to the KIPR Link via USB. The KIPR Link has built in USB, and does not require a USB to serial adapter.
      • Privileges to install new software on the computer
      • If your system does not meet these guidelines, please contact KISS Institute.

  • Internet Access - The bulk of correspondence regarding Botball is done via e-mail or posted on our web site. E-mail is vital to success in the Botball program.

  • Arena - Each team has the option to build their own game arena for practice purposes. The cost to build an arena is kept to a minimum and detailed instructions are provided at the workshop. All parts are standard items available at most home improvement stores.

Policy/The Fine Print

  • Payment Deadline:
    All payments must be received in full one week prior to the workshop.

  • Withdrawal Policy:
    • If you notify KISS Institute for Practical Robotics that you wish to withdraw from the program at least two weeks in advance of the workshop, your team is relieved of all financial obligation. Teams who have already paid will be refunded in full.
    • If you notify KISS Institute for Practical Robotics that you wish to withdraw from the program within the two weeks prior to the workshop or after the workshop date, your team will be subject to a late withdrawal fee of 10% of the registration fee to cover the cost of shipping and restocking your team's equipment.
    • If you notify KISS Institute for Practical Robotics that you wish to withdraw from the program after attending the workshop, your team is responsible for the entire registration fee.

  • Photographs:
    Photographs will be taken during the workshop, tournament, and Global Conference on Educational Robotics. KISS Institute for Practical Robotics reserves the right to use any photograph taken during a Botball event, without the express written permission of those included within the photograph. Photographs may be used in publications or other media material produced, used, or contracted by KISS Institute for Practical Robotics. Any person desiring not to have their photo taken or distributed must contact KISS Institute for Practical Robotics in writing stating their preference and include a photograph. The photo will be used for identification purposes and will be held in confidentiality by KISS Institute for Practical Robotics.

  • Parts Replacement:
    Teams have the opportunity to replace broken or damaged kit parts during the Teacher Workshop at no charge. After kits are checked out from the workshop, teams may purchase electronic parts from the Botball Store.

  • Kit Shipment:
    Should a returning team elect not to attend the workshop, KISS Institute will ship the kit to your school after the workshop. Full registration payment and shipping fees must be received prior to shipment.

KISS Institute is not a LEGO retailer and cannot sell or replace individual Lego parts.

Several websites make individual LEGO parts available for sale, including: