ESC Region 15 Robotics
All contests held within Region 15 use the TCEA model. General information about the TCEA robotics program can be found on their main webpage TCEA Robotics
Necessary Equipment (taken from TCEA webpage)
Equipment – Ideally, you want one LEGO EV3 core set and one LEGO EV3 expansion set for every two students. The expansion set comes in handy to replace parts that might get lost from the core kit. This set also has unique parts needed to take your invention or arena build to the next level. If you don’t have EV3, you can use NXT or RCX.
Software – The LEGO MINDSTORMS Education (LME) EV3 programming language is perfect for both elementary and middle school. High school has several programming options: ROBOTC, LabVIEW, and LeJOS, Java for Lego Mindstorms. The LME EV3 program can also fit with the high school level, because the software has advanced programming, such as: cascading switches, multiple tasks, variables, and arrays.