3 Team Challenges: Robot Game, Innovation Project & Core Value Tasks
1. The Robot Game:
Robots are built to navigate, capture, transport, activate, or deliver objects on designated robot course. The goal is to complete as any Missions as possible within a short period of time.
2. Innovation Project:
The theme for the innovation project changes every year and are designed to address problems our communities face. The goal is to get students thinking about these issues and potential solutions. Given the team’s location on the east coast and Hurricane Alley, they have previously looked into solutions storm damage on home structures. The team gives a 5 minute presentation to judges during competitions.
Warming up for the Innovation Presentation
3. Core Values:
These Core Values are the cornerstones of the FLL program. By embracing the Core Values, participants learn that they can compete and cooperate at the same time. The Mages have been recognized with the Core Value Teamwork Award at the State Lego Robotics Competition at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.
The 6 Core Values:
Discovery: Exploring new ideas
Innovation: Creativity and persistence to solve problems
Inclusion: Respecting and embracing our differences
Teamwork: Stronger together
Impact: Improving our world
Fun: Enjoying & celebrating what we do!
Accepting the Teamwork Award at States
Working on the sensor concept.
IT Control Systems Tech Mgr, Corning
Co-developer, OmniThing Arduino integration for the
Hubitat home automation system
Sam (Head Ref) with last minute recommendations
The States Lego Robotic Arena
Post-Competition Electric Slide at Smithfield-Selma high School
Meeting with the Judges.
Working on Code
A Big Thanks to our Mentor-Assistants .
They are volunteers from our robotics team (Wired Wizards), help at each meeting, ref at competitions and assist with team functions.
Making Team Buttons
Volunteer Referees at Competition