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We would like to recognize the Black Mountain Recreation Center and the City of Henderson for their support of this special robotic event.  We would like to also recognize the uninterrupted 16 years of great Corporate support from Joel Glickman, Robert Glickman, Michael Araten, Norm Walker , Joe Smith, and others over the years of the great American toy building company called K'NEX Brands. We also would like to thank Kent Brings and Sunny Choi of Educational Insights, for 13 years of uninterrupted great Corporate support from another outstanding innovative educational building and learning activities company called Educational Insights. Fast Signs of Las Vegas, on West Charleston® near Jones  Avenue. Cheryl Sliger has provided 11 years of uninterrupted great Corporate support from the leader in quality signs in the Las Vegas Valley.

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We would like to sincerely thank all of our K*bot World Championships Corporate Support and The City Of Henderson and the Black Mountain Recreation Center who make this 2015 special student based robotic event a reality this July in the great city of Henderson, Nevada.

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2014 Top 10 K*bot World Championship Division 1 with photos

2014 Top 10 K*bot World Championship Division 2 with photos

2014 Top 10 K*bot World Championship Division 3 with photos

2014 Top 10 K*bot World Championship Division M  with photos

Henderson K*bot Championships June 16 - 20, 2014  Photos from Black Mountain Recreation Center      

2014 Henderson Regional K*bot Championships® Results from Black Mountain Recreation Center  June 16-20, 2014

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How to build Division 1 K*bots for World Championship Competition  Here are the design guidelines you should follow to help you compete at this level.

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K*bots Made With K'NEX® Parts - Robotics Camps for students

K*bots were invented by Thomas Vermersch from Texas at the San Antonio Academy during the summer of 1998. These K*bots weighed just under three pounds and were strictly made from K'NEX Brands parts. Division 1 was the first Division created with its two-wheel  drive K*bots.

Then in 1999 Division 2 K*bots were created with their powerful four-wheel drive. Division 3 remote control three motor K*bots were created in 2002 as K*bot interest started to expand and we had our first K*bot World Championships. Division M was invented in England in 2001 by several young students who loved to build less than one pound manually operated robots made with K'NEX parts. In 2004 Division M became a new Division and part of the K*bot World Championships.

These K*bot competitions helped students better understand and develop engineering principles such as torque, traction, gearing mechanisms, brake systems, and center of gravity, as well as design and coordination skills for our science minded students of the future. Mr. Vermersch moved from Texas to Las Vegas, Nevada.  

 

2013 K*bots UK National Championship K*bot article click on K*bots in Europe now. K*bots in Europe

Contact Thomas Vermersch if you have questions at tvercver@cox.net

K*bots UK National Championship - Twenty teams of young engineers from ten different primary schools and educational groups converged at The Coombes CE school, Wokingham, in the last week of June for a very special competition. K*bots UK has been very successful over the last year, extending its reach into new schools as well as welcoming back repeat entries from the last UK championship, held in 2011. The selection process was incredibly tough and the level of competition significantly higher than in previous years. During the morning session, all teams were able to make tweaks and improvements to their K*bots in preparation for the afternoon’s matches.

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Las Vegas Sun Newspaper Students square off in Las Vegas for robot battles - Friday, July ... 

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Made With K'NEX® Parts Robotics Camps for students

Students from 24 countries worldwide have competed at the K*bot World Championships in Las Vegas , Nevada  USA

   US  (41 K*bot World Championships) 

  England (2 K*bot World Championships)

  China (2 K*bot World Championships)

  Scotland  (1 K*bot World Championship)

  Thailand  (1 K*bot World Championship)

Japan (1 runner-up at K*bot World Championships) 

  Italy (1 runner-up at K*bot World Championships)

  South Korea

  Taiwan 

  Canada      

  Philippines 

  Viet Nam      

    Austria 

   India            

  Iraq 

 Egypt           

  Columbia 

Costa Rica  

Germany 

  Israel          

 Russia 

  Iran           

   Wales  

Need flag - Cuba

 

      
 
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2016  K*bot World Championships® Made with K'NEX®

           

 *2016 K*bot Championships Guidebook*     

August 8 – 12, 2016 - Black Mountain Recreation Center - Experience a K*bot built with K'NEX  parts.

Our robotic competition concluded on Friday August 12, 2016 at Black Mountain Recreation Center in Henderson Nevada. 2016 competition results (2016 K*bot Photos to be posted in the next few days)---------

2016 Division 1 (two wheel drive) K*bot Division 1 Champion, Troy Valdovinos from Henderson, Nevada with his K*bot named The Tiny Destroyer overpowered Easton Anderson with his K*bot named Wall - E . Troy was one of several favorites in the field this year. Troy showed the K*bot competitors he was ready to win it all in 2016 as he overpowered the 2016 competitors. 

2016 Division 2 (four wheel drive) K*bot Division 2 Champion, Samuel Chen  from Henderson, Nevada with his K*bot named Loser defeated runner - up Christian Verzilli with Terminator . Samuel Chen in his first year with K*bots has been involved in VEX robotics advance training and competition which allowed him to build his K*bot at the same level as K*bot students with two or more years of training experience. The five year veteran and Defending Division 2 Champion Wyatt Horne was expected to win it all and was upset by Christian Verzilli in a shocking semi-final upset match.

2016 Division M (Manual non-motor) K*bot Division M Champion, Christian Verzilli from Henderson, Nevada surprised everyone as he defeated Carter Williams to win the 2016 Division M Championship. Wyatt Horne from Henderson, Nevada who was the number one ranked in the world defending Division M Champion was expected to crush the competition in 2016 provided the most intense Division M first round match in years as the unthinkable unexpected happened. Samuel Chen provided a high level of tactical skill moves during this very high intensity match as parts were flying off both K*bots and the action was like it was the final match. Wyatt pushed his K*bot beyond its limits to stay together as his K*bot separated from the hammer weapon. However, he was still able to continue on in the last 30 seconds of the match until one of the most spectacular endings to a Division M in several years happened as Wyatt Horne was still pushing his partially disabled K*bot to the limit and it exploded into three sections flying through the air as it soared over the competition table and out of the arena ending his chance to repeat as Division M Champion.  

2016 Division 3 (Remote control K*bots) K*bot World Champion, Jabin Tien from Henderson, Nevada defeated Alex Garcia to win the 2016 Division Championship. This Division had several new features which allowed first year students a chance to win it all if they dedicated their time to learning the skill of how to control and operate the movement during their attempt to dislodge orange lattes bonus points parts on the opposition K*bot and staying on the competition table which this year had no walls.

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The Greatest Match in K*bot History was in 2005 as the 2004 Division 1 K*bot World Champion from Palm Springs, California Snow Plow took on the most feared K*bot in the history of K*bots former Division 1 World Champion Edy Valdez with Greem Reaper from Corpus Christi, Texas. Greem Reaper prevailed in a dead heat match by snapping a gear clip on Snow Plow to win the 2005 K*bot World Championship. This legendary Division 1  K*bot is recognized by most Division 1 competitors as the greatest Division 1 K*bot of All time.  (Upper left photo)    

“Induction into the K*bot Hall of Fame Museum”

K*bots which were inducted into the K*bot Hall of Fame at the K*bot Ollie Awards Banquet at the 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013 with three new 2016 additions to the K*bot Hall of Fame coming this Wednesday August 17 . Can you guess who they are?

"Fly Swatter" on the far left from San Antonio, Texas the 2003 Division 3 K*bot World Champion. It was created and operated by Evan Gray the youngest student ever to win a K*bot World Championship at the age of a few days short of 7 years old. Even Gray went on to win the K*bot World Championships in Division 1 and Division M tying him with Edy Valdes and Devyn Bowden both from Corpus Christi, Texas with three World Championships only superstars Harrison Stanton from Henderson with four and Brendan Mulcahy from Las Vegas, Nevada with seven K*bot World Championships won more.

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“Godzilla” Built in 1999 it was the first K*bot to become a powerhouse star. Even though this Division 2 four- time San Antonio and one time Las Vegas Regional Champion from Texas never won a K*bot World Championship it became the overall winning (most victories) K*bot in the first seven years of K*bots. The teenager on the far right was the creator of Godzilla.

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“Greem Reaper” This was the most feared K*bot ever and arguably the best K*bot in Division 1 history. Edy Valdes from Corpus Christi, Texas created the recognized K*bot in K*bot history. The 2002 and 2005 Division 1 K*bot World Champion only lost two times in history. Even the best K*bot in the world found out K*bot life is an adventure as his only two shocking losses came at the 2003 and 2004 K*bot World Championships. When Edy made up his mind to do something he really wanted to do it was trouble for K*bot competitors. For example, his friend was Oliver Serrao also from Corpus Christi, Texas our 2004 Division 3 World Champion who lost his life in a tragic house fire in Texas. They called him “Ollie” and the K*bot Ollie Awards honored his name. This outstanding young student was loved by many who knew him. To receive an “Ollie” was something special because it was voted on by every K*bot student who had a passion for K*bots from around the world. Ollie lost his life trying to save his parents who also perished in the fire. Edy anounced to the several media outlets from South Texas at the Corpus Christi K*bot Championships that he was going to win the 2005 Division 3 K*bot World Championships in Las Vegas for his close friend Ollie and give the trophy to Ollie's grandfather. The only problem was that Edy was not even ranked in the top 10 in the world in Division 3 and by Las Vegas odds he was a long-shot at best. Edy Valdes went on to defeat every top ranked K*bot to become the 2005 K*bot World Champion. Edy became a level one K*bot instructor at the K*bot World Championships and has now completed his degree in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. Even though Edy Valdes only won three K*bot World Championships he is part of the legendary greatest of all time along with Brendan Mulcahy and Harrison Stanton.   

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“Project X” This was the first Division M superstar K*bot to become a UK Champion. Division M was born in 2001 in England by a group of dedicated young students including Toby Wheeler and Dave Weston. Toby Wheeler created this well built K*bot launching machine to become the first Division M K*bot star in the UK. Toby Wheeler has graduated from college in England and was a teacher and was the operations coordinator for the K*bot World Championships in Las Vegas for several years. Toby played a huge part in developing K*bots.

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“Wrath” The 2004 and 2005 Division 3 K*bot World Champion. This was the only K*bot at the time in any Division to go undefeated (Regional and World K*bot Championships) in its short two year history of competition. Oliver and his father and mother were lost in a fire in their home in Corpus Christi, Texas. Our K*bot Awards each year were called the “Ollies”, named after Oliver Serrao. .......................................................................................................

                     

“Crosshair" This was the first non-American K*bot to win a K*bot World Championship. Andrew Martin from RAF Base in Brize Norton in England under the guidance of K*bot instructor Toby Wheeler, also from England, shocked the Americans and took the World Championship from the Americans in Division 2 at the 2004 K*bot World Championships in Las Vegas. It was retired as Andrew Martin built Crosshair 2 in 2005 and Crosshair 3 in 2007 to replace the original Crosshair. Crosshair 3 above came within only one half of a centimeter of regaining his 2004 Division 2 K*bot World Championship crown from three-time Division 2 World Champion Devyn Bowden with Maneater from Corpus Christi, Texas.

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“C4” This was the first Division M K*bot to win back-to-back K*bot World Championships. Chace Younger was born in Palm Springs, California and competed in the first K*bot World Championship in 2002 in Las Vegas. One of his goals was to become a K*bot World Champion and master K*bot builder. He accomplished both of these goals as he became a level one K*bot instructor at the K*bot World Championships. Division M has grown into a prestigious K*bot Division in the world of K*bots, thanks in part to this outstanding young man and his passion for Division M.

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“Tank” This was the first Division 2 K*bot to win back-to-back K*bot World Championships in 2002 and 2003. Kyle Young, a high school student from Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, Nevada was the first Nevada student to ever challenge the Texas K*bot students who at that time had won 10 K*bot World Championship trophys. When K*bot competitions in Texas ended, the state of Nevada surged ahead in championships won by any country or state in the world.  Even though Jonathan Ling from Hoggard Magnet School introduced gear reduction into the world of K*bots in 2002, Kyle perfected it enough to win the first two Division 2 K*bot World Championships.  

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“Man Eater” This was the first and only K*bot ever to win three K*bot World Championships in a row (2004, 2005, 2006). Devyn Bowden from Corpus Christi, Texas (home of ten K*bot World Championships, more than any other city in the world except Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada).

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“Check M8” This was the most feared Division M K*bot in history and the only Division M K*bot ever to win three K*bot World Championships (2007, 2010, 2011). Harrison Stanton from Henderson, Nevada was a master at launching K*bots out of the arena 100% of the time in the two-year run for Check M8. 

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“Black Out” This Division 1 K*bot built by Dominic Holowell from Stoneham, MA won the 2008 K*bot World Championships defeating "Wheels of Steel", the UK champion Sam Steel from Cheltenham, England. "Black Out", getting its name from the unique color scheme, bulldozed the competition using its solid front and heavy gearbox design.

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