Welcome to Bots IQ Wisconsin
What is Bots IQ?
Bots IQ is robotics education program that is a spinoff from the popular BattleBots(R) TV show. Students build combat type robots and compete against other teams to see which team has designed and built the best product.
Why is it Important?
This program is project based education. Students build a real working robot by putting science, technology, engineering and math into action. The construction of their bot also exposes them to many different advanced manufacturing careers. This program is helping to train tomorrow's workforce.
How to Start a Team
The program is available to all youth organizations (schools, scouts, churches, clubs, etc)
Here are the normal steps
1. Coach / Teacher to get trained
2. Recruit students
3. Find Sponsors that will help mentor, build parts and pay for components
What's The Cost?
Coaches Training: Approximately $500 (Sometimes grants and / or scholarships are available)
Robot Construction: Usually between $500 - $1,500 for the components. Note that many of these components can be reused on subsequent Bots.
Competitions: Local competitions usually have a modest registration fee (under $50). Regional and National competitions may have a higher registration fee plus your team will have the travel and lodging costs.