Saturday, November 13, 2010

First Lego League

Last Saturday Reagan participated in a First Lego League tournament with his team, the Flaming Bunnies. The team had to complete a research project where they researched the season's theme of biomedical engineering, identified a real world problem and brainstormed an innovative solution. They presented their project to our homeschool group and also to the judges at the tournament. Their solution was to improve smokeless cigarettes to help people quit smoking.
The other part of the competition involved building a robot from Legos and programming it to complete missions. They were judged on robot design, team work, and robot performance. They excelled at the teamwork interview! They were given five minutes to build a famous landmark out of Legos and they worked together with amazing cooperation!

Here they are marching in for the opening ceremony.

Colby was the bunny mascot.

Here Reagan and Sam operate the robot for the robot performance portion of the tournament.

The team was nominated for an FLL Core Values award meaning they displayed the following values:

•We are a team.
•We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
•We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
•What we discover is more important than what we win.
•We share our experiences with others.
•We display Gracious Professionalism in everything we do.
•We have fun.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When was this robotics group founded if I may ask? I am in FTC and I find that specific name of the team very intriguing.