KTBYTE students from our Robotics and Smart Things programs won awards at 2020 AAS Competition

Congratulations to our advanced-level students in our Robotics and Smart Things programs who have participated at the 2020 Online AAS Northern New England Invention Convention (NNE-IC) in March this year! 

The KTBYTE Robotics and Smart Things Clubs are completely run by our well-rounded, award-winning students. They inspire younger students to go above and beyond in their creative and academic pursuits!  

This year, 11 students from KTBYTE’s two advanced clubs, mentored and coached by Arthur Z., Jonathan L., and Vikram A., won a total of 15 top prizes from the 2020 Online AAS Northern New England Invention Convention (NNE-IC) in March.  Most of them are invited to the national invention convention in June. These students started from KTBYTE beginner clubs, progressed to the intermediate level, and finally made it to the advanced-level club. We also want to thank all the club leaders including Sidharth, Boyan, Yavor and Alex.  What an amazing team! Just looking at our KTBYTE club leaders’ profile here (https://www.ktbyte.com/robotics-team) speaks volume about this exceptional team. 

Results:

1. Andrew Xu-Ding: 2nd Place in 3rd Grade

2. Andrew Xu-Ding: Home Improvement Awards  : 3rd Grade

3. Brandon Xie: Environmental Impact Awards 5th Grade

4. Griffin Li : Assistive Technology – Best in Grades 7-11

5. Jakob Farr: Best in Show Electric

6. Jakob Farr : Sports/Games/Toys/Music – Best in Grade 5

7. Jerry Xu : Best in Grade 6th Grade – 1st Place

8. Jerry Xu: Best in Show Disruptive Tech 2nd Place

9. Kaden Shin: Community Awareness – Best in Grade 6

10. Keyan Shahidullah: Best in Grade 7-11 Grade – 3rd Place 

11. Ria Mishra: Health and Wellness Awards Grades 7-11

12. Tanishi Mishra: Best in Grade 7-11 Grade – 1st Place

13. Tanishi Mishra: Best in Show Global Impact Sustainability: 

14. William Zhang : Animal welfare – Best in grades 7-11

15. Yuanheng Mao: 3rd Place in 5th Grade

Click Here to View More Student Projects: https://blog.ktbyte.com/rs05-rs15-students-projects/

As of today, KTBYTE has several student-run clubs.  The two major programs are the Arduino-based robotics club and the Raspberry-pi-based club named “Smart Things Program”.  Each has beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.  The advanced level students work on their independent projects and get trained for competitions.  Most of our club leaders teach or lead both the Arduino and the Raspberry-pi classes.  Below are a few blogs articles that feature our club leaders:

The following classes are available immediately for enrollment.  Due to high demand, we are trying very hard to schedule more online robotics classes/clubs time options.  Please contact inquiry@ktbyte.com if these times don’t work for you.

Our Robotics Clubs are ALL ONLINE now:

202006RS11:
Smart Things club using Raspberry-Pi (beginner) weekday online camp
Times: June 6-19, Mon – Fri 3:00pm – 5:00pm, 2 weeks for 2 hrs/day
Dates: 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/11, 6/12, 6/15. 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19
Registration Link: RS11 registration link

202005RS03:
Online robotics club using Arduino (intermediate) Once a week
Times: May 23 – Aug 15, Sat 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Once a week, 1.5 hr /class
Dates: 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, skip7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15
Registration Link: RS03 registration link

202006RS03:
Online robotics club using Arduino (intermediate) twice weekly
Times: Tue and Thur, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Twice a week, 2 hrs/class
Dates: 6/2, 6/4, 6/9, 6/11, 6/16, 6/18, 6/23, 6/25, 6/30, 7/2, 7/7, 7/9
Registration Link: RS03 registration link

202006RS01:
Online robotics club using Arduino (beginner) twice weekly
Times: Tue and Thur, 3:30 – 5:30pm, Twice a week, 2 hrs/class
Dates: 6/2, 6/4, 6/9, 6/11, 6/16, 6/18, 6/23, 6/25, 6/30, 7/2, 7/7, 7/9
Registration Link: RS01 registration link

The Academy of Applied Science (AAS) is a New Hampshire-based organization dedicated to encouraging innovation in the younger generation throughout New England. Each year, students showcase independent projects ranging from wearable tech to robotics and Rube Goldberg machines at their regional Invention Conventions.  There, selected invited to the Invention Convention U.S. Nationals.  KTBYTE students have been winning top awards for the past several years. 

Pictures are from 2019 Invention Convention:

A few samples of student projects this year:

  1. Animal welfare by William Zhang 

The DEM is an automated system that trains pet dogs to shoot baskets. The goal of the DEM is to make having a dog less of a hassle and to assist people who have less active lifestyles to own active dogs. The DEM combines ease of access with complex technology by having a large user interface with 2 LCDs with a keyboard and the ability to be controlled remotely through wifi. 

Click Here to View More Student Projects: https://blog.ktbyte.com/rs05-rs15-students-projects/

For more information about YIP: https://fuelthespark.org/

2020 NNE Invention Convention Awards Celebration

Recap:

Overall, 122 inventors had registered to compete in the virtual invention convention, with 16 teams, and a total of 106 inventions submitted across grades K-11. Each invention project was viewed and scored by 3-4 judges. 

Replay & Share:

Winners were announced at our Virtual Awards Celebration on posted on May 8. 

You may access the Awards Celebration anytime on Facebook or YouTube. All information is public and we encourage you to share it with your school and community. 

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=664581254118169

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b9g2YneJEI&feature=youtu.be

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