The list of teams registered with FIRST can now be found HERE and on the menu bar under “West TN Teams”.
Please check to see that your team is listed. If it is not, and you received the TVA or TVR grant, you probably need to log back into your TEAM’S FIRST DASHBOARD and look under “Team Fiances”. If you see Payment/Product (Receipt) row does not equal the Team Shopping Cart Row, then you have not applied the grant to the teams bill.
Teams will not show up on the team list UNTIL FIRST has received payment!
Saint Agnes Academy / Saint Dominic School FLL Teams have arrange a web conference with Roger Ekstrom, who is in Planning and Development, and Nicholas Oyler, who is the city Bikeway and Pedestrian Program Manager for the City of Memphis.
They are going to talk about what they do for the city and will give time for questions afterwards.
They are inviting other West TN FLL Teams to participate. The meeting will be on September 19th from 3:30-4:30. Please register HERE for the event. After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the online meeting.
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The current version of the EV3 Lab software is not compatible with the upcoming update to macOS, called Catalina. LEGO is therefore introducing a brand-new EV3 app in November 2019, called LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Classroom. Based on the SPIKE™ app, EV3 Classroom will feature a coding language based on Scratch that LEGO is confident will unleash the full potential of EV3 in the FIRST LEGO League program. The first release of EV3 Classroom will be in US English, followed by the other 15 EV3 languages in spring 2020.
To continue to enjoy an uninterrupted EV3 experience and to avoid losing your programs, LEGO strongly recommend that you do not update to Catalina until the end of the FIRST LEGO League season in July 2020. If you have already updated to the new OS, please contact Technical Consumer Service at education.LEGO.com/en-us/support to discuss how we can help you during this transition period.
For further questions and support, we encourage you to reach out to LEGO Technical Consumer Service using the link above.
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Sign up to attend a workshop at CBU. There will be three simultaneous sessions.
FLL Sensors Lab by Professor Kohn. Learn how to program each sensor in the EV3 system. Program button press, light sensor, etc. We will cover as many sensors as time allows.
FLL Line following and advanced actions by Frank Niedzwiedz. Typically, a motor is programmed for one action each run. What if you could use math and science to get one motor to do three actions? You could save travel time and increase your score!
JrFLL by Randal Phillips. Jr FLL is new to Memphis. The official partner is the Children’s Museum of Memphis. Come and learn all about this exciting program for Kindergarten through Second grade. Learn how to form a team.
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is limited and First Come – First served. A confirmation email will be sent to you to confirm you spot by the 20th. Register at
Did you read the Team Blast from 8/23/19? In it it had the link to the document for the Crane Mission Solution. The answer can be found in THIS DOC. Robot build can be found HERE and you can download the EV3-G code here.
We have been informed that TN Valley Robotics will picking up where TVA left off. It will take a little while for the grant to be set up, but keep checking the GRANTS PAGE to see if it is available. You must be in the TVA/TVR area (shown in the logo below) to apply.
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probably have noticed, there are some discrepancies between the Team
Meeting Guides and Engineering Notebooks you received with your
Challenge materials or will
receive shortly. This is an unfortunate error in our printing process,
and we apologize for the confusion. We do have a solution that we
believe makes it as easy as possible for you to move ahead with your
team and make the most of the new guided program materials:
The Team Meeting Guides contain the specifics needed to score in a competitive event.
The Engineering Notebook is missing some Robot Game specifics and additional EV3 guidance.
You can find the scoring specifics of the Robot Game in the Game Guide here
As always, continue to check for the latest Robot Game updates here.
Additional recommended EV3 guidance can be found here
Per original Update RG02, the correct way to build the Drone is shown below, and now the Building Instructions have been revised to show this. The correct way to place the Drone on the Mat is on its square mark, with the Loop parallel over its line marks (the open Loop faces the Launch Area).
If you have downloaded the physical Build Instructions to your website or have saved them in any location prior to this update, please delete the previous version and replace them with the new version (dated August 19, 2019).
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