Ranchobot Robotics Festival
Every year in the month of May, Suvidha partners with the City of Rancho Cordova to host this event for aspiring STEM engineers in the community to broaden their knowledge of robotics and to provide excellent hands-on experience in the field. Registration for the 2023-2024 season is open now. Competition on Saturday, May 11, 2024 @ City Hall.
Inclusivity and Mentorship
Each team is partnered with a mentor with past robotics experience to help them understand the fundamentals, so everyone is involved in the engineering process.
Every team is given a Spike Prime set and an engineering notebook to learn both the engineering process and coding with modern languages such as Python.
Fun Competitive Environment
Most importantly, we make sure to have fun while learning and sharing our knowledge with others! Teams can meet other like-minded people and make new friends.
Meet the people who run this event behind the scenes.
Head Official / Founder
Head Mentor / Official
Head Mentor / Official
Some of our favorite pictures from our first annual Ranchobot Robotics Festival!!
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a live page– FAQs will be updated on a weekly basis.
Who is eligible?
Grades 6-8 students who study in Rancho Cordova schools or who reside in the city of Rancho Cordova.
Who is organizing this program?
Suvidha International Foundation, a Sacramento based non-profit, in partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova.
When is the competition?
The competition is scheduled for Saturday, May 06th, 2023.
Where is the competition?
City Hall, City of Rancho Cordova, 2729 Prospect Park Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
How many members can be in each of the teams?
The team shall have at the minimum 3 to at the most 8 members.
Are there any fees for the participants?
The program is free for all the participants. Robot kits will be provided but they have to be returned after the competition.
What is the time commitment?
We expect the team to meet at least once a week for 2 hours. However teams can meet more frequently based on their needs and progress.
Where do I find competition rules?
The Game Manual will document all the rules and regulations. It is a document with periodic updates to clarify different sections.
What are the awards?
Every team member gets hands-on robotics experience and will learn new skills through this program. In addition, there are three top prizes based on the overall performance during the competition.
Will there be access to mentors?
Each team will be provided with adult and youth mentors. All of these mentors have been part of organized robotics programs for multiple years. You can reach them anytime at https://suvidhainternational.org/mentors.
Can new members join the existing teams?
New members may join with the permission from the organization team. The maximum team strength cannot exceed 8 members.
What type of robot kits will be used in the competition?
LEGO® Education Spike TM Prime and Prime Expansion sets. Refer to the Game Manual for additional details.