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Best in Class Award at Maker Faire 1027

Our team has showcased their work this past year at:

  • Google FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo
  • Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 where we won "Best in Class" for Young Makers (over 120,000 attendees!)
  • Silicon Valley Robotics Block Party
  • STEM Central with Santa Clara City Library
  • Central Park Elementary's STEAM Expo
  • LEGOLAND California, Carlsbad CA
  • Quarry Lane VexIQ Robotics Tournament where we won the Judges' Award
  • Willow Glen VexIQ Robotics Tournament
  • COIL Charter VexIQ Robotics Tournament
  • FIRST LEGO League Innovation Expo of Northern CaliforniaSanta Clara Library STEM

Our team has also made trips to:

  • Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • California Department of Water Resources at Romero
  • California Department of Water Resources at Lake Oroville
  • California Department of Water Resources at Vista Del Lago
  • Liquid Robotics where our team appeared in their blog
  • NASA Ames Visitors Center
  • Computer History Museum
  • Tech Museum
  • Children's Creativity Museum

Sponsor the Central Park STEAM Robotics Team at higher levels to see your organization name on our team shirt or banner at every maker, robotics or STEAM event that we showcase at!Students with shirts

Every team member wears a Central Park STEAM Robotics Team shirt at every major event where we compete or showcase robotics technology. Parents and coaches wear the team shirt as well at events.

 

Every booth we host proudly displays the Central Park STEAM Robotics Team in full 8'x4' banners as well as 6'x2.5' table banners. Our activities are always highly engaging drawing in constant crowds from opening to ending.

 

Our Central Park STEAM Robotics Team blog is updated almost weekly on the Central Park Elementary web site. Our web site analytics currently sport an average of 1,203 active users per month with 50% of our visitors on desktops and 50% on mobile devices! 

 

Central Park STEAM Robotics Team is a parent volunteer operated organization. We have no paid staff from SCUSD. Unlike the STEM programs at Cabrillo Middle and Santa Clara High SchoolStudents with banners, we receive $0 from the millions of dollars that those programs receive.  We have pooled funds together through small fundraisers, a grant from the Rec Foundation and primarily parent donations. We are parent powered!

 

But it is not enough! During our last application round, we had over 75 students (25% of the entire school!) ask to join the Central Park STEAM Robotics Team. We had kids on free and reduced lunch ask to join. 

 

But we don't have enough equipment. We need funding support to help get robotics equipment for all the kids who wish to learn and participate in robotics events. Please help kids get inspired by STEAM!

 

Equipment needed:

  • LEGO Education Mindstorms EV3 Core and Expansion
  • Super VexIQ Robotics Kit
  • LEGO Education WeDo 2.0
  • LEGO Education Simple Machines and Motorized Mechanisms
  • LEGO Education Pneumatics Expansion Kit
  • LEGO Education Renewable Energy Expansion Kit
  • Hummingbird Robotics Deluxe Kits
  • Raspberry Pi kits
  • Arduino kits
  • MacBook Air or Pro current models
  • Windows10 laptops with 8GB RAM, i7 and 4-8GB VRAM
  • iPad tablets
     

Check out some of our videos to see what some of our teams have accomplished!

 

 

Questions?
Contact T Dosch  T Dosch Associate

 

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New Web Site

The Central Park STEAM Robotics Team parents have built an awesome new web site! Check out all the details at:

 

https://sites.google.com/view/central-park-robotics/home

Central Park STEAM Robotics Team Blog

VexIQ Next Level Challenge Starting

05/09/18

 

Central Park students interested in competing in VexIQ Robotics for the 2018-19 season can start forming teams and building their robot now. The new challenge, "VexIQ Next Level" is already out.

 

 


Whole Child Curriculum Hidden in STEM Project Based Learning

04/11/18

Central Park Robotics Teams Selected for Worldwide Finals!

03/28/18



Central Park 2nd graders competing in the worldwide Wonder League Robotics Competition advanced to the finals! 

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Out of thousands of teams two Central Park STEAM Robotics Teams made the top 83 in the world. 

 

Team "Endeavor 8000" is composed of two Central Park 2nd graders (pictured right).

 

Team "SCI-BORG" is composed of two 2nd graders from Ms. Rylan's class and Mrs. Tang's class.

 

All four students achieved this amazing feat programming the Dash and Dot robots.

 

They used the Blockly visual programming language to accomplish 3 mult-part mission challenges.

 

The premise of this year's Wonder League competition is exploring a new planet. Dash and his team have landed on a new planet and they had 9 challenges to complete each having a theme like exploring the Team SCI-BORG

space island, cleaning up the waste and setting up a colony for the aliens they find there.

 

The final mission video needed to have a story to back up their adventures and the premise was that the aliens on the planet were throwing a welcome parade for Dash and the challenge should end with Dash rolling up onto a stage on which he can say a  welcome speech to all the aliens.

 

The team worked almost every weekend from October to February and towards the end a few extra weekdays too. 

 

They also documented their engineering process.

 

Fantasic job team! Good luck in the final round!

 

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All Hands Robotics Team Parents Meeting March 14th

03/13/18

Hi parents,

we would like to meet briefly just to get an update. All parent who have volunteered or can volunteer please attend:

Pepper tree clubhouse
900 Pepper Tree Lane,
santa clara 95054
7:00pm

Wednesday, March 14th

 

Maryluz

 


 


Central Park Captures VexIQ Robotics Judges Award!

02/12/18


Central Park STEAM Robotics Team 3rd Graders traveled to Quarry Lane School in Dublin, CA where they captured the VexIQ Ringmaster Judges Award.

 

Our students competed against 19 other teams from Sacred Heart School (Saratoga), Sandpiper Elementary School (Redwood City), Quarry Lane School (Dublin), Dublin Robotics Club (Dublin), Davis Youth Robotics (Davis), and EA Robot Club (Pleasanton).

 

This was a fantastic comeback after our Chameleons finished in last place at COIL Charter School in January of 2018. After that setback plus another finish in second-to-last place, the team was asked what they had learned at Central Park about handling failures. One of our 3rd graders replied, "Mrs. Oyola says that mistakes are gifts."

 

And with that, our resilient robotics team members put on their growth mindset and made another attempt finishing in 6th out of 31 teams in Skills Challenges this past Saturday (February 10th) at Sacred Heart School in Saratoga. Then they brought home the Judges Award at Quarry Lane School in Dublin on Sunday (February 11th).