2003 National Conference on Educational Robotics
Norman, Oklahoma

            What is Botball?

Botball Tournament Photos

Views during the 2003 Botball Tournament
Botball Practice Session

Botball Practice

    Amanda's Team-of-One Cesar Chavez Middle School     Hayward,CA
Amanda gets started
Amanda sets up her machine.
Judges score for seeding round
Scoring for seeding round.

Get out the tape measure !
Dr. David Miller measures robot's switch position for tie-breaker determination.

Amanda shows her Certificate
Amanda wins a Judge's Choice Certificate for being only one on her team to compete.

Collegiate Botball Tournament Photos

Writing code
While the collegiate teams practiced the night before, some of the botball officials, behind the podium were writing code for a balancing RCX robot. Thank you for giving us extra time to practice late into the night!

Mark Sherman tests Oski
Mark Sherman, representing University of California at Berkeley, tests his robot.

It takes forever for windows to boot up
Becky Sherman, representing California State University at Hayward, has to wait for her old laptop to boot up.

How do I get my robot to turn?
Team Berkeley helps Team Hayward with her code.

Pioneer Pete vs Oski
Team Hayward vs Team Berkeley

Practice run for George
George Ionkov from University of Maryland at College Park, MD adjusts his robot.
University of Oklahoma Practice
Team from University of Oklahoma at Norman, OK.

George wins second place
George Ionkov wins second place overall scoring.

Mark wins 1st place seeding
Mark Sherman wins first place seeding.

Ist place overall scoring
Mark wins 1st place overall scoring.

Quicktime Movies during Collegiate Practice. Berkeley TeamHayward Team

View Tournament Results Here!

Sights from Around Town

It's a Black Widow Spider!
It's a Black Widow ! Found dead at our hotel.

Peanut Butter Slices?
Ever heard of peanut butter slices?  I'll "stick" with my pb from a jar!

Photos taken at Myriad Gardens and Crystal Bridge, Oklahoma City

Indoor waterfall

Bright red flowers

Lots of Glass
Downtown Scene

2,100 hand-blown glass pieces
Oklahoma Museum of Art
Dale Chihuly's 55 foot glass tower at the ground floor of the museum welcomes visitors.

Evan's Hall University of Oklahoma
Evans Hall at Oklahoma University

These gates frame the Moment of Destruction
Oklahoma Memorial
"Gates of Time"