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All Divisions

2021-2022 RARC “Reaching Beyond the Moon” Competition Mat

The elementary, middle, and Parallax/high school divisions for RARC  will use the same Reaching Beyond the Moon competition mat.  The competition mats will be used for all RARC  competitions during the 2021-2022 school year. Each vinyl mat measures 8ft x 4t. Click on the image of the competition mat (on the left) to order.

Mat orders are now being accepted by our vendor and will be filled in the order in which they are received. Mat orders are projected to ship the second week of September.

11002 LEGO Basic Brick Set (300 pieces)

We recommend one per mat. It is available at Amazon, LEGO, Target, and WalMart.

Elementary & Middle School Divisions

LEGO EV3 Mindstorms

We recommend the LEGO EV3 Mindstorms Education Core Set..

NOTE: This version has been discontinued. However, teams who have this version may still use it for competition.

LEGO EV3 Expansion Set (Optional)

While not necessary, teams can use the EV3 Expansion Set to build a more complex robot.

NOTE: This version has been discontinued. However, teams who have this version may still use it for competition.

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Set

The LEGO Education Spike Prime Set can also be used.

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Expansion Set (Optional)

While not necessary, teams can use the  LEGO Education Spike Prime Expansion Set to build a more complex robot.

Parallax / High School Division and Parallax/ Middle School Division

Boe-Bot Robot Kit

We recommend the Boe-Bot Serial Kit, available for purchase through the Parallax store.

Shield-Bot with Arduino Kit

We recommend the Shield-Bot with Arduino Kit, available for purchase through the Parallax store.

cyber:bot Robot Kit

We recommend the cyber:bot Robot Kit, available for purchase through the Parallax store.

QTI Line Follower Kit

QTI Line Follower Kit is available for purchase through the Parallax store.

Other sensors may be used if so desired. However, the robot must remain fully autonomous and within the size limits set forth in competition rules.

PING))) Ultrasonic Distance Sensor

PING))) Ultrasonic Distance Sensor is available for purchase through the Parallax store.

Other sensors may be used if so desired. However, the robot must remain fully autonomous and within the size limits set forth in competition rules.

One Star, 40 mm Regulation Size Ping Pong Balls

Available at Academy, Amazon, and Walmart,

PVC Coupler

1 inch Schedule 40 PVC Coupler. Can be purchased at stores like Home Depot.