T.E.A.C.H. Robotics

Welcome to the official T.E.A.C.H. Robotics website!

Who Are We?

T.E.A.C.H. Robotics is a company of engineers and designers who have been constructing robots for years. T.E.A.C.H. represents the Texas Association of Catholic Homeschoolers, an organization dedicated to homeschooling education. The team’s goal is to help spearhead industries such as farming and mining while promoting BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology). We are part of the Cowtown Best hub. To see the company’s progress through the years, you can visit the pages of past products, competition, and photos.

What is B.E.S.T.?                                                             

The BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) competition is known throughout most of the United States.  This competition is held every year with a different “theme” and various tasks for the robots.  This year’s theme is called “Outbreak adjusting to the threat.”  Some themes before this year were “Off the grid,” “Mining,” and “Windmills.”  Every year BEST gives each team four motors and four servos, and many other helpful materials to make the robot; certain ‘consumable’ materials, like extra PVC or wood, we must get ourselves.  Many of the teams ask for sponsorship in money, t-shirts, and sometimes meals for the team.  This competition is made for middle and high-schoolers who are interested in careers that involve engineering.

You might be thinking, “Well, I don’t really want to be an engineer,” that’s okay; building the robot is only a little part of what we do.  When you enter BEST, there are two competitions:

  1. The actual game, where you build and drive the robot.
  2. The Competition called “BEST.”

The “BEST” is mainly “Marketing,” team spirit, making t-shirts, writing notebooks, even making a booth, etc. … The list can go on for a long time.

By “marketing,” it is meant making booths, writing a professional notebook or journal, and so forth.  The teams are supposedly actual companies trying to advertise their robots.  There is a section of BEST during which the team dresses formally, and the judges will come and ask questions about their robot and team.

BEST started in 1993 and grew throughout the years.  TEACH (Texas Association of Catholic Homeschoolers) joined this competition several years ago and has continued each year with more and new people.  2015 was the first time we found the special marketing part of BEST and tried it.  In the following years, we plan to work harder with our sponsorship and outreach.

To learn more, please visit BEST’s website at about BEST.

The Theme:

This year’s theme is named “Outbreak; adjusting to the threat.”  This year’s competition challenges teams to construct a robot capable of both vaccinating and testing cells and safely delivering immune and uninfected cells to isolation platforms.   The focus of this competition is to help prevent sickness in the body. 

Our team is very proud and excited to be able to compete in this competition.  We all learn a lot each year and are glad to be able to pass down knowledge to new team members frequently.  

All of this would not be possible without our biggest sponsor: BEST Robotics!!  We are extremely grateful for everything they and their associates do for all of our teams!   A big thank you to BEST and all of their sponsors!!

If you are interested in joining a team or are just interested in robotics and what BEST and the teams do, you can check out BEST on their national website.  Or you can click on their very good looking national logo:

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