Immersion Days

RoboCoast Sunshine Coast Robotics Association delivers Immersion days across the Sunshine Coast region. An Immersion day is free for schools to attend and is aimed at school groups wishing to develop their robotics program or club. We have Immersion days for beginners, which focus on Block coding for students in Years 4 – 7. We also have beginners Immersion Days for students in years 7-12, which focus on Python coding.


Attendance at an Immersion day will develop student as well as teacher’s skills in Block coding LEGO EV3, Spike Prime and mBot Ranger robots. When we teach Python coding we use the mBot2 and this also develops both the students’ and teachers’ coding skills.

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: