Student bots dazzle crowd

On Saturday, February 7, over 300 spectators rocked the stands as 170 young engineers from throughout the region went head-to-head at the OPEF 2015 Battle of the Bots. This year’s tournament included teams from Chicago, Berwyn, Elmwood Park, Elmhurst and of course Oak Park. Teams competed against each other on a 12-by-12-foot playing field by […]

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OPEF’s Battle of the Bots bigger and better than ever

The gym is packed. The buzzer sounds. The players jockey for position, moving balls and scoring. The crowd cheers. Is it basketball? Volleyball? Hockey? No, it’s the Oak Park Education Foundation’s Battle of the Bots – and the players are robots, controlled by their middle school creators! On Saturday February 1, in the Julian Middle […]

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Young innovators dazzle crowd at the OPEF Battle of the Bots

More than 300 cheering spectators packed the Julian Middle School gym on Saturday, January 26 for the Oak Park Education Foundation’s 8th annual VEX Robotics competition, Battle of the Bots. This year’s competition featured not only OPEF teams from Brooks and Julian, but also 6 guest teams from Oak Park, Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. […]

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Young innovators ready for OPEF’s Battle of the Bots

The Oak Park Education Foundation’s annual VEX Robotics competition, the Battle of the Bots, will take place at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 26 in the Julian gym, 416 S. Ridgeland in Oak Park. This action-packed competition will feature OPEF teams from Brooks and Julian as well as guest teams from Oak Park, Chicago and […]

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Young innovators get ready for OPEF’s 2013 Battle of the Bots

The OPEF VEX Robotics students have been working since October to design, build and program robots for the 2013 Battle of the Bots, held January 26 at Julian Middle School. Watch this video to get a peek at the hard work that goes into designing and building these amazing VEX robots.

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VEX Robotics Competition — and OPEF Open House — thrill crowds on January 28!

The Oak Park Education Foundation’s 7th annual VEX Robotics competition between Julian & Brooks students on January 28 was an amazing display of middle school engineering talent. More than 80 sixth-eight graders worked with teachers, volunteer engineers, and high school mentors after school for months to design, build and program inventive robots that showed their […]

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Come to the 7th annual VEX Robotics Competition, and check out the OPEF Open House

The Oak Park Education Foundation’s (OPEF’s) 7th annual VEX Robotics competition between Julian & Brooks students, who have been designing, building and programming their robots since October, will take place at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 28 in the Julian gym, 416 S. Ridgeland in Oak Park. During the Robotics competition, OPEF is also holding […]

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