BEST Robotics @ UALR (Also known as Little Rock BEST)
BEST Robotics is during the Fall, and is the best (pun intended) if you basically have no (or little) money. It is free for the competition and for the robotics kit that you will use for that year. One of the BEST Robotics Hubs is at the University of Arkansas at Little
Normally you would have some travel, basically there is a KickOff Day, a Practice Day, and Game Day. You would take a small group of students to KickOff Day (these students would then build excitement and carry it back to school, along with the robot kit – why should you do all the lifting?).
You might take a few more to the Practice Day, but it is not necessary to take everyone.
Then on Game Day you bring everyone.
Depending on how far you have to travel, some schools elect to get hotel rooms and stay overnight prior to Game Day. This is not a requirement, but saves you, and your kids from having to get up so early.
Note: This year due to Covid Concerns BEST @ UALR will be virtual or in an online ONLY format. Still Free, but no travel. I expect it will focus heavily on the Engineering Notebook and Presentation (which are components of the scoring in normal years).
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I have the Dates for the LR BEST events listed below. You should put them on your calendar if you think you are interested.
Sept 12 – Kickoff
Nov 21 – Game Day
Please direct all questions to Keith Harris and Vernard Henley at UALR.
Here are the contacts at UALR :
Little Rock, AR
For more information on BEST Robotics you can visit: