Immersion Day

RoboCoast Sunshine Coast Robotics Association is a hub of state and private schools operating on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Our objective is to promote the uptake of robotics and coding in the region through the delivery of staff and student training days, visits and a range of fun robotics competitions such as RoboRAVE Australia.


RoboCoast would like to invite you to take part in an exciting opportunity to develop student and teacher’s skills in Block coding LEGO EV3, Spike Prime and mBot Ranger robots and Python coding with mBot2. This Immersion day is free for schools to attend and is aimed at school groups wishing to develop their robotics program or club. The event is open for students in Years 4 – 12 and schools may bring a maximum of 20 students in Years 4 – 6 for the Block coding session and 10 students in years 7-12 for the Python Coding session.

At the Immersion day, students in the Block coding session will be working in teams of two and will need 1 x robot, 1 x USB cable and 1 x laptop per team. In the Python session, students will be working individually and will need 1 x mBot2 robot, 1 x USB cable and 1 x laptop per student. If your school does not have all the equipment required, we are able to bring equipment for you to loan for the day. During the event students will learn how to code their robots for a range of different challenges.


Immersion Days are designed to train rookie teams up to a standard so that they can compete in the RoboRAVE Australia International competition at the USC stadium at Sippy Downs on July.

9:30am – Welcome and house keeping

9:45am –  Identifying ports and initial coding

10:30am – Morning tea (BYO)

11:00am – In teams: How to drive your robot and use its sensors

11:30am – Inquiry problem – Design and program for robotics comp

12:30pm – Lunch (BYO)

1:00pm –RoboSumo competition – round robin

2:00pm – Awards, thanks and further information about robotics

Block coding using mBot Rangers
Block coding using LEGO Spike Prime
Block coding using LEGO EV3
Python using mBot2
Preparation for competition

This event is supported by: