The South Central PA Robotics Competition3.0 Competition was held at HACC on November 16, 2013, with competitors from eight local high schools and HACC. This year's competition was organized by Penn State Harrisburg, HACC, Dauphin County
Tech and Cumberland and Perry Tech. Students from Penn State Harrisburg served as judges and mentors for the competition.
Before the competition, free robot kits were provided to the high schools, thanks to the competition's sponsors. As a result, students were
able to familiarize themselves with the kits before the competition. In addition, prior to the contest, Penn State Harrisburg Computer Science students provided guidance for some high schools to help students
prepare for the contest.
For the competition, students were assigned to a random team, with students working with teammates from another school. The students had
three hours to complete five tasks, requiring the students to program their robots for various challenges involving sensing, movement, and control. The top four teams then competed in a final round to determine the winners. The final round, shown in the image at the left, consisted of a race to the center of a large maze. All of the contestants from the top three teams received certificates and will also receive plaques. In addiiton, students
from the top two teams received vouchers good for a
free three-credit course at HACC. The final results from the competition are listed below.