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2023-2024 TCEA Arena Robotics Contest

by Peggy Reimers
Red truck with black wheels.

TCEA has released a new robotics contest problem set: Hi, Bye, Pizza Pie. Darren Wilson, a long-time TCEA member and retired educator, and I wrote the 2023-2024 game manual. As the name suggests, the problem set is designed around the theme of pizza! While the TCEA state contest has been discontinued, TCEA members, and anyone who would like to, can use this problem set in their classroom, campus, or district.

Why is this robotics contest about pizza?

The pizza restaurant business is a booming industry that specializes in creating tasty pizzas using a variety of ingredients. Many restaurants have convenient ways to order, provide fast delivery, and efficiently cook pizzas to ensure customer satisfaction. Did you know there are more than 75,000 pizza restaurants all over the United States? That’s a lot of places to enjoy pizza. And get this, about 13% of people in the U.S. have pizza on any given day. That goes to show how much Americans love pizza!

Contest Components

2023-2024 TCEA Robotics Contest Manual Title Page

The structure consists of qualifier matches, seeded teams, alliance selection, and a single elimination tournament that Darren created for the robotics contest two years ago. Take a look at the materials and detailed information for Hi, Bye, Pizza Pie!:

Scheduled Contests

If you would like TCEA to run the app for scoring, please contact me, Peggy, at preimers@tcea.org. There is a $50 fee and no two contests can be on the same day. Take a look at some of our already-scheduled contests:

  • December 2, 2023 – Area 8: Texas Youth Robotics Alliance Kickoff Contest
  • December 9, 2023 – Mason ISD – Open Invitational
  • January 10, 2024 – Area 15 Robotics Contest
  • February 24, 2024 – The Island of Guam Robotics Contest
  • April 6, 2024 – Area 11 Robotics Contest

Check out this action-packed video from last year’s Go, Go Cargo! Contest

Video captured by the author.

Join the Robotics Group in the TCEA Community 

Questions? If you are a member of TCEA, join the Robotics Contest group to ask about Hi, Bye, Pizza Pie! Plus, find out what other coaches and sponsors are sharing about robotics around the state. If you have a question about the contest, this is the place to go. All questions get answered here!

Join Me for a Q&A on Zoom!

If you would like to get your questions answered in person, I will be holding an informal Q&A Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. Central. Please email me for the link. Until then, go bot, go!

Featured image: Designed by TCEA

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