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RARC Robotics Exhibition

November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Saturday, November 19 10 am – 12 noon

Eleven teams will compete on November 19th and will help launch the new RARC Robotics Competition. This event is your opportunity to support our students, and to learn more about the competitions in 2017.

Schedule of the Day

8:45 a.m.              Volunteer Check-in & Training
9:30 a.m.              Elementary and Middle School Coaches’ Registration and Team Set-up
10:00 a.m.            Opening Ceremonies

Middle School Division
10:15 a.m.            Challenges Begin
11:00 a.m.            Middle School Round 1 Must Be Complete/All Teams Scored
11:45 a.m.           Middle School Round 2 Must Be Complete/All Teams Scored
11:55 a.m.            Team Preparation Area Clean Up
12:00 p.m.            Elementary and Middle School Awards Ceremony

Elementary Division
11:00 a.m.            Challenges Begin
11:15 a.m.            Elementary Round 1 Must Be Complete/All Teams Scored
11:45 a.m.           Elementary Rounds 2 Must Be Complete/All Teams Scored
11:55 a.m.            Team Preparation Area Clean Up
12:00 p.m.           Elementary and Middle School Awards Ceremony


The Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit (RARC) is a series of three robotics competitions for students in grades three through twelve developed by the Cyber Innovation Center. The competitions build upon one another and allow students to showcase their STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and cyber skills by competing against other students in their division (elementary, middle and high school) in a series of STEM and liberal arts challenges.

RARC teams consist of three to six students from the same division (elementary, middle, or high school). The minimal RARC registration fees allow schools/organizations to send one or multiple teams to the competitions so that numerous students can benefit from this informal learning opportunity. Schools wishing to participate in RARC can build a robotics club in which students learn the robot platform and the cyber, STEM, and 21st century skills necessary to be successful at the competitions. In addition to robotics clubs, schools can integrate RARC lessons into existing STEM classes.

The competitions are designed for the LEGO® Mindstorms® (NXT or EV3) platform for the elementary and middle school divisions, while the high school division uses the ParallaxTM Boe-Bot platform.

RARC competitions are ideal for the beginner. These events are a fun and effective way to introduce ALL students to robotics. Any interested student should join a team and join the fun!

Registration is $50 per team
Location: IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais St, Suite 200, Columbia, SC
Competition dates: November 19, 2016; February 18, 2017; April 29, 2017



November 19, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm