PiE 2015 Competition Awards

PiE 2015 Competition Awards

Congratulations Albany and Head Royce, the winners of the 2015 Competition!

It's been quite a semester. We were happy to see a wide variety of strategies this year. The teams thought outside the box, and for the first time, almost every team had some form of autonomous. The basis of the game this year was to take food objects off the rotating center table, then transport these objects to tables on the field - and some of these tables needed to be flipped over by the robot. Students came up with many interesting mechanical designs coupled with good software, and ...

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New Livestreaming Systems!

You might have noticed that PiE has been livestreaming each of our season events this year! That’s correct, we are revamping our production value!

More concretely, we are interested in letting visitors of Youtube Channel and our Twitch.tv stream see how exciting our program is in addition to our live visitors and local community. (they are https://www.youtube.com/pierobotics, and http://www.twitch.tv/pierobotics)


Here is our UC Berkeley campus headquarters livestream setup:

The notable change from last year is our use of new camera technology. Previously we used the Microsoft Lifecam Studio, but had ...

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High School Seniors: PiE Alumni Scholarship Announced For the Second Year!

High School Seniors: PiE Alumni Scholarship Announced For the Second Year!

PiE 2014 final scholarship recipient Alix receiving her award after final competition

After the successful debut of the PiE Alumni Scholarship last year, PiE alumni have been working to plan another scholarship this year! Thanks to the generosity of PiE alumni, this scholarship has been increased from $1000 to $1500 this year.

Alix Plascensia, who is PiE scholarship’s previous winner and a current freshman at UC Berkeley, states that the PiE Alumni Scholarship has helped a lot in terms of her education. Because of the scholarship, she could take some time off from her job and pursue her education ...

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RC DeCal: Preparing For Final Competition!

RC DeCal: Preparing For Final Competition!

Future mentors learned to come up with strategies to win a game.

Robotics competition, the biggest event in the PiE calendar, has been getting closer and closer. It is only weeks before the competition. To better prepare the participants for the competition, PiE created RC DeCal Spring 2015. Two weeks ago, Justin Jorge, who is the project manager for RC DeCal Spring 2015, enthusiastically shared some details about RC DeCal this year.

The RC DeCal team, which consists of five PiE staff, is responsible for training Cal students to be mentors for the high school students participating in PiE’s ...

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Hovercraft Project Debuts at Prep Fieldtrip

Hovercraft Project Debuts at Prep Fieldtrip

Around 20 Prep students from Community Day toured the UC Berkeley campus this Tuesday for the annual Prep field trip that occurs at end for the program. The goal of the field trip was to give students a first-hand experience to be on a college campus and experience the day-to-day life of a college student. 

PiE debuted the Hovercraft project as the last activity of the day, a project that several of PiE’s newest staff members have been working together on in preparation for the students’ visit. The goal of hovercraft was to introduce both high school students and ...

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