Welcome Botballers!

This site is a social network for current and former Botball participants to meet and hang out, discuss Botball and robotics technology in general, or just have a good time. It is a project of the Botball Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics .

Are you here for the live streams? Click "Botball Live" in the menu at the top of the site!

We're still working on the site and adding features, so you should consider this a beta release. Currently, you can:

It is also home to the YAC's Guide to Botball, a collection of articles aimed at helping new teams learn the skills needed to be competitive in Botball.

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Site Announcements

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Botball Live in Greater DC

Botball Live will attempt to live-stream the 2011 Greater DC Regional on Saturday, April 9. Stay tuned for further announcements.

-Jeremy Rand
YAC President

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Florida Botball Stream

We just got tipped off that UNF will stream the Florida Botball Tournament on Saturday, March 12. We've added a link at the Botball Live page (click Video, then Florida). Remember, Botball Live is not operating this stream; we're just linking to it so that Botballers can find it. Any questions about the stream should be sent to UNF.

-Jeremy Rand
YAC President

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Spam Deletion

We have gone through and deleted many accounts and posts that were spam. Better filtering will be implemented in the near future. In the mean time, any obvious spam will be grounds for immediate account deletion.

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The Spam Problem

We are aware that some spambots have been attacking the Community site as of late. Every week or so, we delete several hundred spams. We're working on a more permanent solution, but it probably won't be implemented until after Botball Live is ready. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thanks for your patience,
-Jeremy Rand
YAC President

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Botball Live Pushed Back

As you may have noticed, Botball Live was pushed back from its planned March 5 release due to a hardware failure which occurred a few hours before the Oklahoma tournament. We're working on getting replacement hardware, and hope to be operational for some upcoming regionals. Stay tuned to the Community site for further announcements.

Thanks for your understanding.

-Jeremy Rand

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Announcing Botball Live

YAC is pleased to announce the launch of Botball Live, a platform which connects you with Botball events such as tournaments and the Global Conference as they happen. Botball Live's first event will be the Oklahoma Regional Tournament on Saturday, March 5.

You can access Botball Live from the navigation bar at the top of the site. We hope you'll stop by on March 5!

-Jeremy Rand

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Welcome to Oklahoma Botball Help Day Teams

Today was the Oklahoma Botball Help Day. Approximately 5 teams from the OK region showed up and received 6 hours of free help from KIPR and YAC representatives, including myself. YAC distributed fliers for the Botball Community as well. So, to everyone coming to the Community who was directed here from the Botball Help Day, welcome to the Botball Community!

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YAC 2011 Application Deadline Extended

The deadline for YAC 2011 Applications has been extended to Friday, December 10, 2010. See more details here: http://community.botball.org/forum/general/botball-discussion/yac-2011-a...

-Jeremy Rand
Interim President
Botball Youth Advisory Council

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2010 GCER Live-Blog Challenge Results Posted

The results for the 2010 GCER Live-Blog Challenge are finally here!

Check out the results now!

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YAC 2011 Application

Want to advise KIPR on issues affecting Botballers? Want to help support Botball through social media? You might want to join the Botball Youth Advisory Council! We are currently taking applications for our 2011 term.

See the forum thread for details!