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The Spring Carnival Challenge

Use this form to register for the Spring Carnival On-Campus Programming class on April 18th and the Virtual Robotics Programming Activity. You can choose to sign up for either activity, or both.

The On-Campus activity at Carnival is for teams of 2 people. 1 Adult & 1 Child. If you have more people in your group, you can always register another team.

The sessions times will be 12:30pm-2pm and 2:30pm-4pm.

Click here for more details about Spring Carnival »


Registration is now closed. Thanks so much!


ROBOTC Logo ROBOTC’s Graphical programming language is designed for beginning programmers. Use the links below to download ROBOTC and the VEX IQ Highrise level pack.

Download ROBOTC 4.30

Download VEX IQ Beltway (Highrise)


Select the link below to access a step-by-step guide to program VEX IQ robots using ROBOTC Graphical.


  1. What is the Robotics Academy?
    The Robotics Academy is an educational research organization within Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science. Its mission is to use the motivational effects of robotics to excite kids about computer science, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  2. How much does it cost?
    The course and virtual competition is free to all registered CMU Alumni and their families.
  3. What software do I need to compete in the virtual challenge?
    The virtual challenge uses ROBOTC and Robot Virtual World software. ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Worlds requires a Microsoft Windows installation. Users participating in the Virtual Worlds component of the class will also need to ensure their computers can handle the Virtual Worlds system requirements.
  4. What if I am using Mac OS X?
    You can use Mac OS X to compete in the challenge, but ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Worlds requires a Microsoft Windows installation. ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Worlds are compatible with software such as Parallels Desktop, VMWare Fusion, or running Windows natively by using Apple’s Bootcamp software.
  5. When will my software expire?
    Users will have free access to the ROBOTC and Robot Virtual World software through the Alumni event.

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