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4-H Robotics
4-H Robotics

Robotics is an area of 4-H program growth right now.  Nationally, 4-H has launched  a new curriculum that has three phases - junk drawer robotics, virtual robotics and nxt platform robotics. National 4-H has a formal partnership with FIRST Robotics, which has helped build new partnering relationships within NYS.  FIRST teams exhibit in the 4-H Youth Building at the New York State Fair.     

Youth of all ages love the challenge of robotics. The NYS 4-H Foundation funded the purchase of LEGO Mindstorms NXT kits and workshops to kick start 4-H Robotics in New York. A new Smith-Lever grant is supporting an extension of those efforts by providing additional materials to borrow and workshops. For more information contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office or Roger Ort

If you would like to join the NYS 4-H Robotics Wiggio group please contact Roger Ort..


​​4-H Robotics Kit Lending Library

CCE Staff may borrow robotics equipment by completing a Kit Lending Request form. Use this one form to borrow WeDo, NXT, and EV3 kits. This request must be made by a 4-H Educator - not a volunteer or youth. After you've finished using the Robotics Kit, please fill out the 4​-H Robotics Kits Follow Up​ ​form.

Have questions about LEGO WeDo?  Check Here: FAQ for LEGO WeDo​

State Fair 4-H Robotics Challenge:
The 2014 State Fair Robotics Challenge theme is Outdoors and Forestry. ​This fourth annual 4-H Robotics Challenge will be held on August 23, August 27, and August 31 at the 2014 NYS Fair.

Register your team for the State Fair Robotics Challenge​

Materials needed for 2014 Robotics Challenge:


Images for the Playing Field​

Playing Field Elements

 Additional Resources

NASA Robotics links: