CBHS Qualifier Held

On Dec 17, 2016, the 3rd FLL West TN Qualifier was held at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis. Before the results, we want to thank CBHS for hosting the event, all the wonderful volunteers and sponsors that helped us out with setup, judging, reffing and take down with a special thanks to the CBHS Faculty!

Coaches should have received an email with their score sheets and feedback (if you didn’t please let us know via the “Contact Us” form to the right).

Congratulations to:

17842 SFMS TEAM CARBON Champions’ Award
14803 St. Francis Red Project Award
7092 SFMS LEGO STALLIONS Core Values Award
10170 Epicteam Robot Design Award
10050 JPF Panthers 2 Robot Performance Award
7537 St. Francis Blue Invite to Championship
22501 St. Francis Green Invite to Championship

All of the above advanced to the West TN FLL Championship.

Pictures from the event can be found HERE

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Clarksville Qualifier Held

On Dec 10, 2016, the 2nd FLL West TN Qualifier was held at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. Before the results, we want to thank Austin Peay for hosting the event, all the wonderful volunteers and sponsors that helped us out with setup, judging, reffing and take down with a special thanks to the Computer Science Department Students for all their help!

Coaches should have received an email with their score sheets and feedback (if you didn’t please let us know via the “Contact Us” form to the right).

Congratulations to:

25362 Moore Cyborgz Champions Award
784 E3 Surge Project Award
15875 E3 Spark Core Values Award
4568 Hawkbotics – Red Robot Design Award
25362 Moore Cyborgz Robot Performance Award
786 E3 Strike Invite to Championship
4570 Hawkbotics – Gold Invite to Championship
6804 Mustangs Blue Invite to Championship
7439 Silver Robocoyotes Invite to Championship
8186 Kenwood Knights Invite to Championship
12366 Richview Robotics Invite to Championship
13439 Camo Robocoyotes Invite to Championship
23350 Cowboy Robotics Invite to Championship
25423 Moore Atoms Invite to Championship
27514 Hawkbotics – Black Invite to Championship

All of the above advanced to the West TN FLL Championship.

Pictures from the event can be found HERE

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MLGW hosts FIRST exhibit during Public Power Week

From: MLGW Customer Connection

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Collierville Qualifier Held

Last weekend was the first FLL West TN Qualifier, held at Collierville HS. Before the results, we want to thank Collierville HS for hosting the event, all the wonderful volunteers that helped us out with setup, judging, reffing and takedown.

Coaches should have received an email with their score sheets and feedback (if you didn’t please let us know via the “Contact Us” form to the right).

Congratulations to

9006 Dragons 3 Champions Award
9008 Dragons 5 Project Award
9003 Dragons 1 Core Values Award
9004 Dragons 2 Robot Design Award
9007 Dragons 4 Robot Performance Award
Judges Award

All of the above advanced to the West TN FLL Championship.

Pictures from the event can be found HERE

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Qualifier Registration – Closed

Registration for the qualifier events is now closed. If your team did not sign up for a qualifier, please contact us (using the form to the right) if you still wish to participate. Clarksville teams will be assigned to that qualifier, all others will be assigned to the latest qualifier NOT filled in order of email received.

Please include in your email:

Coaches names and emails x 2
How many members of your team will attend
How Many coaches will attend
How many guests (siblings, parents etc)

Please note, you should have received an email with the subject “New Booking” when you signed up. That indicates your slot has been reserved. You will not receive a confirmation email (Subject: “Booking Confirmed”) until the regional activity fee has been received.

Two ways we can accept payment:

To pay by check, make the checks out to:

Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers
Include in the category or memo “FLL Team ####”

Please email memphisfirstteams@gmail.com and, within the email, please include the check # and team number(s) for which the payment was made

and mail the check to:

West TN FLL
Attn: Frank Niedzwiedz
615 Oakleaf Office Ln
Memphis, TN 38117

To pay by credit card, please use the Paypal button below:


When the transaction is complete, please send a copy of the receipt to memphisfirstteams@gmail.com and, within the email, please include the team number(s) for which the payment was made.

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Shark Tank

Teams,

A question came up at the scrimmages having to do with the shark tank. It is unclear how the shark is to be placed in the tank at the start of the match. I have asked HQ about this and they said the shark needs to be placed loosely in the tank. They went on to say:

Defining “loosely,” placed objects/models is tough, so we rely on gravity to be the judge instead of people. Gravity is constant and so, If the weight of the Shark causes the two to separate when held upside down, then this would pass under our current ruling for loosely placed objects/models. If the model were to stay together in this orientation, then the model would not be considered loose and would fail.

So that means the following placements of the shark are allowed:

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and the following is NOT ALLOWED:

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Quick test, if the shark tank can be turned upside down, it is legal.

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Zoo Scrimmage Held

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This past Saturday (Nov 5), a scrimmage was held at the Memphis Zoo. 7 FLL Teams participated in this event. Team 4890 – Cardinals Red got the high score of the day – Congratulations Team!

Zoo personal were on hand to talk to the teams about their project and discuss interactions between people and animals.

Thanks to the wonderful Animal Allies at the Memphis Zoo for their help and hosting this FANTASTIC event.

More Pictures available HERE

Looking for something special for your team’s end of season celebration? The Memphis Zoo will be hosting Lego Artist Sean Kenney’s “Nature Connects” exhibit from March 3 to July 9, 2017. What a great way to end the Animal Allies Season! (watch this website for more info)

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Challenge Update – Wrong Link

Please note that the Challenge Update link on the “2016-17 Challenge” page (link above) was incorrect and was only the first update (right after the release). It has now been corrected to point to the full document that includes all updates since the game release. (Direct Link)

A note on the Aug 30 Project Update 3 and West TN Events – As stated previously “Unfortunately, other than service animals, our venues will not permit live animals on their premises.” Please keep this in mind.

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Paypal Link

The link to pay the regional activity fee via paypal has been fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Scrimmages Held

Over the past two days, two scrimmages were held for the Animal Allies Season.

The first was at the University of Memphis, Herff College Open House (aka E-Day) on Friday Oct 21. Thanks to all the teams that came out and participated. Our top scoring team was TEAM #17013 – The STEMulators….Congratulations!

More pictures from E-Day can be found on the UofM Flickr Page.

Also many students were introduced to FLL during the day when they came though to see the scrimmage.

The second scrimmage was held at St Louis Elementary School on Sat Oct 22. Here the top team was TEAM 4890 – Cardinals Red….good job!

Thanks to St Louis for hosting the event.

Hope to see you all at the zoo for the next scrimmage on Nov 5th.

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