Welcome to robo i/o!

Robo i/o is a two day workshop for junior high schoolers hosted by OHI/O, Ohio State's hackathon program. OHI/O aims to foster a tech culture at Ohio State and its surrounding communities.

We aim to provide junior high school students an opportunity to learn about computer science in a fun, engaging, and inclusive environment. Students will work in teams to build projects with TI-Nspire calculators and innvator hubs. Students will also gain the opportunity to develop new friendships, build connections with professional mentors, and learn soft skills that will help them succeed in the real world.

WEATHER UPDATE: RoboI/O will have a 2 hour delay for January 20th. The event will start at 11am with a showcase at 3pm and pick up at 4pm.

Check out this video
from the pilot event RoboZoo!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Robo I/O cost money?

Robo I/O is free to participate in thanks to the OHI/O Program and our Program Sponsor, Microsoft.

What should I bring?

e sure to dress comfortably. You wont need any supplies, just a positive attitude and problem solving skills.

Where is it and how do I get there?

Enarson Classroom Building
2009 Millikin Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

What will I eat?

We will be providing lunch and snacks for all participants. We've got participant's food restrictions covered too.

Can my parents come with me? Can I stay with my student?

Parents are more than welcome to visit at any time during this event. We encourage parents to attend the open house Sunday at 3:00 PM to check out all of the amazing work that the students have created.

Do I work in a team or by myself?

We’ll pair you with new friends and start with an opportunity to get to know eachother better.

How do I register?

You can register for the event at the following link by clicking here

Do I need to attend both days?

Yes, as the first day will have the bulk of the instruction and the second day will have time for the students to complete their project.

Schedule for Saturday, January 19th

9:00 AMDoors Open: Student Check In & Icebreakers
9:30 AMIntroduction of Project
10:00 AMSnack
10:30 AMTechnology Walkthrough
12:00 PMLunch
12:30 PMProject Work Time
3:00 PMPick Up

Schedule for Sunday, January 20th

9:00 AMDoors Open: Student Check In & Team Building
9:30 AMIntroduction of Design Element
10:00 AMSnack
10:30 AMProject Work Time
12:00 PMLunch
12:30 PMWork Time
3:00 PMOpen House Starts
4:00 PMOpen House Ends & Pick Up