Bringing Robotics and Coding to the Masses Campaign 2019

On a mission to transform Malaysia youth from digital users to producers in the digital economy.

Event Date: 01 January 2019, Tuesday
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Introduction:
In support of MDEC #mydigitalmaker movement and MOE's initiatives to transform Malaysian youth from digital users to producers in the digital economy, Cytron Technologies - rero EDUteam will continue with our initiatives to bring robotics and coding to the masses.

In 2019, rero EDUteam will host the first ever rero Educators Conference to gather teachers who are actively involved in rero robotics and coding programmes. The conference serves as a platform for teachers/schools to share experiences and explore ideas for collaboration. During the conference, training will also be provided to further equip and empower the teachers.

In March and April, rero EDUteam will visit each state in Malaysia to conduct competition briefing and free workshop for teachers who are new to this platform. There will be two tracks, namely Arduino-Maker UNO track and rero Robotics track. Teachers will also be provided with training resources to coach their students. RAC state level competitions will be held in July, followed by national level competition in September, and finally ASEAN/international level, which will be held in November alongside Kuala Lumpur Engineering and Science Fair, KLESF'19.

Aims and Objectives:
The overall aim of this programme is to enhance interest in STEM education by introducing robotics and coding to students. Our objectives are as follows:-

1. To introduce robotics and coding to more students.
2. To train teachers and student leaders to be certified instructors/facilitators.
3. To provide students with access to robotics kit and education.
4. To provide opportunities for more students to participate in robotics and coding competitions.

*Cytron Technologies is a local tech company that designs, manufactures and distributes electronic and educational robotic products such as rero Educational Robotics Kit and Maker UNO (Arduino-UNO compatible) Edu Kit. **rero EDUteam is the education arm of Cytron Technologies.

Here's our tentative schedule for 2019.

*Tentative dates and venues. Subject to change. Please join rero Telegram Group www.rero.io/telegram to get the latest updates.



FAQ

Can my school join if we have no experience in robotics and coding?
Absolutely. Rero platform is beginner friendly and we provide training and resources to help teachers/students get started on this exciting journey. Our vision is to bring robotics and coding to the masses by making quality robotics and coding education and kits available, affordable and attainable for all.

What are the categories for 2019? What kit(s) and programming software do we need to participate? 

CategoriesRequired KitProgramming Software 
Live Coding Challenge with rero:microrero:micro robotMicrosoft MakeCode Editor 
Live Coding Challenge with rero Jrrero Basic Setrero Planner
Build Your Own Robot Challengerero Standard Setrero Planner
Arduino-Maker UNO ChallengeMaker UNO Edu KitArduino IDE

How much is the registration fee?
State Level Qualifying Round - FREE, open to all
National Level Competition : RM120 per team
International Level Competition : RM200 per team

How much does it cost to purchase/rent the required kits?


How can we purchase/rent the required kits?
You can purchase/rent the required kits from our Regional Training Partners. You can also contact them if you would like to engage trainers to coach your students.


For further information, you can contact Ms Cheryl (Education Program Coordinator, rero EDUteam HQ) at 016-3290069 or email to [email protected] OR contact our regional training partners for the respective states as above.


Event Details

Date
1 January - 31 December 2019
Place
Malaysia

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Krishna Murugan
4 months ago
How to join as a faci in rero if i am experienced with this for quite long.Pls guide
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Admin
4 months ago
Hi Krishna, our annual Jr Facilitator training camp is in December. You can register your interest by sending your details to [email protected] . We will provide you with details of the training camp nearer the date.
SC Lim
6 months ago
Hi, Narumi. Yes, public may come to watch RAC competitions as spectators.
Narumi Arishima
6 months ago
Can the public come and see the State/Regional Level Qualifying Rounds? Or is it only for the competitors? Cause I really wanted to see the competition especially when it's nearby my home.
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SC Lim
6 months ago
Hi, Narumi. Yes, public may come to watch RAC competitions as spectators.

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