BHS TechnoDogs Robotics Team
The 2018 Brighton High School TechnoDogs FIRST Robotics Team won their field as Division Champions at the Michigan State Finals this year, and were State Runner's Up overall. The TechnoDogs then went on to solidify their place as an elite world team by placing 1st out of 68 teams in their divisional field, and taking 4th place overall at the World Competition in May. The TechnoDogs also earned multiple awards throughout the season, including the Entrepreneurship Award, the Engineering Design Award, and the Engineering Quality Award.
First Lego LeagueIn 2017-2018 BAS expanded our FIRST Lego League across all elementary schools and Maltby Intermediate School. FIRST Lego League is the official feeder program for FIRST Robotics and offers a STEM journey for students in 1st though 6th grades. In May, BAS hosted the premiere FIRST Lego League competition, BRIGHT 'N BRILLIANT, at Maltby Intermediate School. School Board trustee, Mr. John Conely and members of the BHS TechnoDogs provided the keynote address and demonstration to start the day. The students and Mr. Conely encouraged all of the team members to continue building their interest in robotics and design. They emphasized that these young engineers are the future.This year's challenge was all about water. 1st-3rd grade teams (Junior teams) were challenged with researching a problem for how they use water, water’s journey, and how to improve a part of the journey. The Junior teams made a team Lego model to show their idea that had a moving part that they programmed using WeDo software. Each team presented their project to judges and were given awards.
The fourth-grade teams moved up to robot games this year. In addition to completing a water related research project, they had to build a robot and problem solve how to complete different missions with this robot. They competed in three robot game rounds against other teams from around Michigan. Additionally, they presented their research project, robot design, and knowledge of FIRST Lego Core Values to a panel of judges. Four of Brighton's teams received a team trophy award.
BAS FIRST LEGO League is coordinated by Mrs. Diane Schandevel. To learn more about the program, contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wonderleague Robotics ClubsWonderleague Robotics Clubs meet weekly and engage in creative play while learning how to code and program Dash and Dot robots. Working in small teams, third and fourth grade students participate in STEM based challenges while learning to problem solve. Club members experience 21st Century Learning and participate in an online robotics competition with Wonderleage teams around the world.Wonderleague is coordinated by Ms. Arin Giannandrea. More information and photos can be found at: http://
Welcome to the Brighton Area Schools Robotics homepage. Here you will find information about, and links to the various robotics activities affiliated with Brighton Area Schools.