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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. 


​​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 2015 State Fair Robotics Challenge theme is Fiber Science. ​This fifth annual 4-H Robotics Challenge will be held on August 29, September 2, and September 6 at the 2015 NYS Fair.

Information for the 2016 Challenge
Thank you to all the 4-H youth and clubs that submitted task ideas! Thank you to the Robotics Advisory Group for supporting and helping to plan this year's event!

Register your team for the 2016 State Fair Robotics Challenge​

Theme: Food Systems

2016 Robotics Rules

Challenge Overview, including task descriptions and build directions

Playing Field Map Build

Score Sheet and Team Evaluation

We still need 4-H Educators or Volunteers to help during each challenge day. Contact Alexa Maille if you would like to volunteer!

Materials from the 2015 Robotics Challenge:


Additional Resources

NASA Robotics links: