Ohio Mini Urban Challenge

There's a robotics competition coming up this weekend. It's for teams of high-school students, but it might be fun for us older folks to go and spectate and cheer. It's called the Mini Urban Challenge, and it is patterned after DARPA's Urban Challenge. The kids have to navigate a lego city with a mindstorms robotic vehicle.

Here's the event details:

  • April 16-17, 2011
  • Ervin J. Nutter Center
    McLin Gym 1&2
    3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
    Fairborn, OH 45324
  • Opening Ceremony, Sat April 16, 8:00 -- 8:30 a.m.
  • Closing / Awards, Sun April 17, 3:45 -- 4:15 p.m.

Here's the teams that are competing:

  • Aurora High School: Aurora Robotics Team A
  • Aurora High School: Aurora Robotics Team B
  • Greene County Career Center: Omega
  • Montpelier High School: Loco A
  • Montpelier High School: Loco B
  • Xenia High School: Robot Pirates
  • Miami Valley Career Technology Center: Team Turtle
  • Archbishop McNicholas High School: McNicholas
  • Cloverleaf High School: Cloverleaf Colts
  • Graham High School: Robo Posse
  • Stebbins High School: Stebbins 1
  • Stebbins High School: Stebbins 2
  • Trinity School at River Ridge: Artificial Intelectuals
  • Western Reserve Academy: Pioneers
  • Westfall High School: Triple ALP
  • Westfall High School: Secret Savvy Subatomic Squirrels
  • Arlington High School: Five Guys and a Robot
  • South Gallia High School: SG Robotic Rebels
  • Stebbins High School: Stebbins 3
  • Stebbins High School: Stebbins 4
  • Westerville North High School: Turbulent Typhoon

They are also looking for volunteers to help out. Contact Regional Coordinator, Casey Miller casey@miniurbanchallenge.com if you want to help.


  1. Aginova in Middletown is hosting an Arduino Seminar for high school students this spring. email brian@aginova.com if interested.

  2. Get some video and post please..can't get free but have got to see it!