Western Australian Robotics Playoffs 2024

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The Western Australian Robotics Playoffs (WARP) brings together a mix of robotics and research competitions to engage high school students in the exciting world of primary industries.

WARP returns on 24 and 25 August 2024, at Curtin Stadium. Registrations for WARP 2024 open Term 2, 2024.  

The WA Robotics Playoffs

This is the WA off-season event of the International FIRST Robotics Competition. Robot alliances play a tough, strategic game with strict rules but a free-flowing style. Students learn about graphic design, fabrication, programming, electronics, team work, sportsmanship and leadership.

Watch this short video made for the 2021 competition.

How to take part

Teams of 2 to 20 people can take part, one school may enter multiple teams. This year's challenge is called Crescendo. 

Mentoring and build support is available for teams through Curtin University, Murdoch University and group build days (Robot in 3 days) are held in the June school holidays

The department is offering sponsorship for up to 5 new teams in 2024.  See the application form in the school prospectus.

Find out more via the WA Robotics Playoffs website or watch the video below. 

Sideshow Alley

New for 2024, Sideshow Alley will include a range of family friendly, free activities featuring:

  • Entry to the robotics competition as a spectator
  • Primary Industries VR experience
  • Face painting
  • Sheep shearing demonstrations (subject to availability)
  • Coffee van
  • Lego building competition
  • Cuddly animal farm
  • Food truck (charges apply)
  • And more….

Get your free tickets here WARP 2024 Tickets

WARP Innovation Challenge

The innovation challenge is an opportunity for teams of students to investigate a real-life primary industries problem and present possible solutions.

  • Teams can be made up of 2 to 10 people, one school may enter multiple teams, teams may all work on the same challenge, but each team must enter a unique solution.
  • Challenges will be released 12 weeks prior to the competition day, registration will close 4 weeks prior to the competition.
  • Free mentoring and research support for teams is available through the Murdoch University STEM Outreach team. 
  • Teams must select one challenge, 2023 examples below. 
  • Teams must prepare a 5-minute presentation and 5-minute Q&A which will be delivered to the judges on competition day. In person participation is strongly encouraged, but teams from remote areas can present via video link if they are unable to travel to the venue.
  • A panel of judges will observe your presentation and score each team.
  • Prizes will be awarded for first ($1,500), second ($1,000) and third ($500) place to purchase STEM-related equipment for use in lessons or extra-curriculum activities (proof of purchase required).
  • Competition and presentation times will be advised by email 2 weeks prior to competition day.
  • Enrol today using the form in the school prospectus.

Contact

For more information, please contact agric_education@dpird.wa.gov.au

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