Examples of What BEST Robotics Involves

 

THEME: The 2017 Fall theme was Crossfire (i.e. Fire Rescue). Here is a video that shares the animation given at the Kickoff on the details for what each team's robot needed to accomplish to make that happen: https://youtu.be/kbBtldosBfU

 

•WHO DOES WHAT? 
A female student breaks down what each team ACTUALLY does. A great 2:45 minute clip that shows the box of materials and "who did what" during the 2017 competition. YouTube: 
https://youtu.be/MHC_54CvRWU

 

A fun video students compiled about their contributions (geared toward the Robot & Spirit/Sportsmanship)
https://youtu.be/jYbOl0Pzwsg

 

•NEED IDEAS? 
2 Video Compilations of a 2017 BEST Team/Competition
{*secular background music is used in first link. Muting will not affect the Big-picture that can help students see a collage of all the different ways of getting plugged into projects} 
Great ideas for how to tie the Theme into Booth development, community investment, t-shirts, mascots, photography, a banner recognizing sponsors, etc. 
1) YouTube: https://youtu.be/xOc0lTodp08

2) YouTube: https://youtu.be/nRlP4-SSYsM

 

•CAMERA. LIGHTS. ACTION: 
Commercial Sample for those interested in Videography & Acting!
Sample 1->
https://youtu.be/c5NVJyMUJ5U

Sample 2->
https://youtu.be/V97UYtKGQMI 

•BRAINSTORM! 
Students discuss design elements in preparation for the 2017 BEST Competition. 
YouTube: https://youtu.be/THPrkxveex0

 

•6 week breakdown in 3 minutes!
Group manages the Robot, Notes, Teambuilding, Photography, Videography, Building, Tools, etc. from receiving Box of materials to arriving at Competition Day! 
https://youtu.be/0kJ2GKJMtAM

 

Checkout this STUDENT generated Website for a Texas-based BEST Robotics Team. 
http://hsawacobest.weebly.com

This same team developed this Marketing Presentation for a BEST Competition:

https://prezi.com/m637rimtjmky/2014-best-robotics-presentation/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

 

NOTEBOOKS

A Youtube video sharing what BEST Engineering Notebook judges are trained to look for and grade:
https://youtu.be/j8dYX12-3HA

Sample 1: http://www.msbest.msstate.edu/wp-content/uploads/Wichita_Homeschool_Notebook_2009.pdf

Sample 2: http://www.msbest.msstate.edu/wp-content/uploads/Wetumpka_High_School_Notebook_2009.pdf

Sample 3: http://www.msbest.msstate.edu/wp-content/uploads/United_Engineering_Technology_Notebook_2009.pdf

Sample 4: http://www.msbest.msstate.edu/wp-content/uploads/Circle_High_School_Notebook_2009.pdf

Sample 5: http://www.msbest.msstate.edu/wp-content/uploads/129_McFadden_School_of_Excellence_Notebook_2009.pdf

 

TABLE/BOOTH DISPLAY EXAMPLES:

For those interested in the MS BEST award that places special attention on the Booth, this video shares BOOTH ideas from their 2011 Bug Escape-Theme.

The sky (*and our budget) is the limit to the creativity that students can display! 
YouTube: https://youtu.be/RoqH79qxzv8

YouTube Brainstorming Booth Ideas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoqH79qxzv8&feature=youtu.be

 

 

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Table Display examples
older photos from 2002
table_display_examples.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.5 MB
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2017 Return Kit Components
Photos show Motor, Servo Kit, Control System and Power components.
*For those working with the Robot/Engineering Notebook.
2017_Return_Kit_Components_Photos.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 335.9 KB
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2017 BEST Consumables Checklist
*Note that these items may or may not be compliant or included this Fall.
This is to give a general idea of consumable items from last year's box of materials.
*Target Audience is the Robot and Engineering Notebook Teams.
2017_Consumables_Checklist.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 34.5 KB

Scorecard Examples

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BEST Award Score Sheet
This PDF gives an idea of how each aspect of BEST is scored at MSU.
BEST_award_score_sheets.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 137.0 KB
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Engineering Notebook Scorecard
This is the Engineering Notebook Scorecard used at the 2017 Crossfire BEST Competition.
2017_Engineering_Notebook_Score_Sheet.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 167.2 KB
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Marketing/Presentation Scorecard
Used at the 2017 Crossfire BEST Competition.
Great way to view what the judges are looking for and how they are tallying the scores.
2017_Marketing_Presentation_Score_Sheet.
Adobe Acrobat Document 85.3 KB
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2017 Software Design Scoresheet
This would be important for the Programming Team working with the Robotics/Engineering Notebook.
Great way to see what the judges are looking for and how scores are calculated.
2017_Software_Design_Score_Sheet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 136.0 KB
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2017 Team Exhibit and Interview Scorecard
This scoresheet is important to the Booth/Display Team (but may involve various contributions from other groups as well).
Great way to see how judges calculate scores and what elements they are looking for in displays, community outreach, and interactive information.
2017_Team_Exhibit_and_Interviews_Score_S
Adobe Acrobat Document 122.7 KB
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2017 BEST Spirit and Sportsmanship Scorecard
-An inside look at how and what was evaluated during the BEST competition last year.
2017_Spirit_and_Sportsmanship.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 92.0 KB

What Team Do You Want to Be a Part Of?

Students: We will need to know what areas of BEST interest you

  1. Engineering/Tech Teams: Logo, Robot Design/Production/Programming Team and Engineering Notebook; 
  2. Market Design/Tech Teams: Logo, Shirts, Banners, Website, Presentation (i.e. Powerpoint Presentation), Booth/Display Table, Commercials, Photography/Videography; 
  3. Business/PR Teams: Logo, Fundraising/Sponsor, Community Outreach;
  4. Spirit/Sportsmanship Teams: mascot, noisemakers/cheerleaders.
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1. ENGINEERING/DESIGN TEAM
PDF file contains sample Photographs with a brief description.
-For Students interested in the Engineering/Design/Tech Teams: Logo, Robot Design/Production/Programming Team and Engineering Notebook.
Engineering_Design TEAM.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.5 MB

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Comments: 9
  • #9

    Katie Labbee (Wednesday, 20 June 2018 08:29)

    6th grade

  • #8

    Battle Labbee grade 9 (Wednesday, 20 June 2018 08:28)

    I want to join

  • #7

    Daniel Beene (Monday, 21 May 2018 22:17)

    7th

  • #6

    Connor Garrett (Monday, 21 May 2018 17:55)

    11th

  • #5

    Kinch Posey (Monday, 21 May 2018 17:54)

    9th

  • #4

    Vince Posey (Monday, 21 May 2018 17:53)

    6th

  • #3

    Roman Whitfield (Monday, 21 May 2018 16:53)

    7th

  • #2

    Philip Tate (Tuesday, 01 May 2018 12:25)

    gr 6

  • #1

    Murphy Dobbs (Wednesday, 25 April 2018 14:14)

    gr 8

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2. MARKETING/BOOTH TEAM
PDF file contains sample Photographs with a brief description.
-For Students interested in the BEST Award Booth Team: Marketing and Design.
(e.g. research, create/design, photography, promotional giveaways, etc.)
Booth_Marketing Team.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 16.6 MB

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Comments: 5
  • #5

    Daniel Beene (Monday, 21 May 2018 22:18)

    7th

  • #4

    Lauren McCarter - 8th grade (Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:16)

    I would like to help with designing, decorating, giveaways, or whatever is needed the most.

  • #3

    Hannah McCarter - Grade 10th (Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:06)

    I would love to help with the booth, design, photography, or any of the Marketing/Booth aspects. Whatever is needed most, I am willing to try my hand at. :)

  • #2

    Susanna Dobbs (Wednesday, 25 April 2018 14:20)

    gr 6

  • #1

    Lenleigh Dobbs (Wednesday, 25 April 2018 14:19)

    gr 10

3. BUSINESS/PR TEAM

Logo, Fundraising/Sponsor, Community Outreach

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Comments: 0

4. SPIRIT/ SPORTSMANSHIP TEAM

Mascot, Noisemakers, Cheerleaders

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