BEST Robotics

MN BEST is the part of the national BEST Robotics program which aims to Boost Engineering Science and Technology.  MN BEST is the hub for schools in Minnesota and is located in New London, MN.  Every fall it hosts a robotics challenge where high school and middle school teams in Minnesota design, build, and program a robot to try to complete the challenge. The challenge for 2017 is


The 2016 MN BEST competition wrapped up on October 29th.  Three teams from MN BEST advanced to the regional competition at North Dakota State University which took place December 1st through 3rd.  Here are a few photos from the competition, more can be seen on the 2016 Competition page

Details about BEST are found here, but a few quick highlights of the BEST Robotics are program:

  • teams participate at no cost - there is no entry fee
  • the electronics kit is lent free of charge to the teams
  • a set of build materials is given to the teams
  • the regulation of materials encourages creative designs
  • program is multi-disciplinary (mechanical, electrical, software, marketing)

To get your school involved in this great opportunity or to get involved as a volunteer please use the contact page.

Upcoming Events for 2017

  • Get info about 2017 or sign up your school on the contact page.