Look what we just got!

Some Quick comments…..

We were very surprised when it arrived since we just ordered it two days before they started shipping (and they were taking preorders for months).

We purchased the education kit (base kit plus expansion set). Both came, but only the basic kit has a tote….the expansion set does not have a tote.

We already had a pre-release version of the software installed on our PC…but it saw the updated and loaded the latest and greatest software and when we plugged in the brick is saw it was not up to date and updated it too (much better than old software for EV3’s)

Again a reminder that SPIKE is NOT replacing EV3’s for FLL and Lego is NOT phasing out EV3’s at this time….both SPIKE and EV3’s will be supported by Lego and are legal for FLL!

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Aging out of FLL – Now what

We’re excited to share that this year, we’ll be making FIRST® Tech Challenge Jump Start available early, exclusively for graduating members of FIRST LEGO League teams.

Jump Start will provide rookie teams with their kit of parts earlier than the normal competitive season timeline. Teams will also be the first to have access to the new REV Control Hub, which will be introduced into our storefront next season. The new Control Hub combines all the power of the current Android handset with the Expansion Hub into a single device.

As in previous years, Jump Start teams will purchase registration for the 2019/2020 (current year) season and receive a grant for their 2020/2021 (next season) registration.

More info is available HERE

Rookie Grants are still available and can be combined with the above. See THIS WEBSITE for FTC ROOKIE GRANTS.

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Championship Tournament Manual Released

Download your copy of the West TN FLL Championship Tournament Manual. It contains info on the days events, food, parking, etc.

Please note that this year, Tiger Dinning has a new contractor, so box lunches will be different and also the food options at the UC have changed.

Also, we will be doing robot inspection before every robot round (similar to how it was done at the Qualifier events).

PS: Please note there is a discussion about moving FLL Jr Expo to the afternoon starting at 2pm….please watch for an update here and on the FLL Jr page for further information.

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Lost and Found from STCC

We have 4 items that were left at the STCC Qualifier:

  • Two jackets
  • T-Shirt
  • Water Bottle

To claim, use the “Contact Us” box to the right and describe the item in question. If we have it, arrangements will be made for pickup.

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Clarksville and STCC Qualifiers Held

On Sat December 7, West TN FLL held TWO qualifiers, one in Clarksville and one at Southwest TN Community College.

We will post the results here shortly.

Photos from Clarksville can be found HERE.

Photos from STCC can be found HERE (with many more photos coming shortly….)

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CBHS Pictures now available

Sorry it has taken so long, but we finally have the pictures from the CBHS Qualifier online. CLICK HERE to see pics!

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A Note from the Head Ref

It was noted at the CBHS Qualifier that there is some confusion about Home and Launch. Below are all the rules (and updates) concerning Home vs Launch area.

NOTE: This year Launch is NOT PART OF HOME (AKA BASE), and that the robot must be in the BLACK – HOME AREA before the robot can be touched and moved back into the launch area.

Other Notes:

  • The place for storage and for modifying the robot is in the Home area.
  • All parts stay within the Home area.
  • The robot is moved from the Home area to the Launch for starting the game
  • The robot must return and be completely within the Home area.

As stated in the Nov 11 Update “Experienced teams are not experienced with this year’s Rules. The Launch Area is not the same as “BASE” from past years

Make sure your robot is returning to the BLACK – HOME area and not the Launch area. This will be enforced at ALL upcoming Qualifiers and the Championship.

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CBHS Results

The following awards were given out at this tournament. Congratulations to all these teams for a job well done.

Champions’ Award – 15496 Space Bears

Robot Design Award – 37703 Bullard/Campus

Innovation Project Award – 39174 The Mighty STEM Girls

Core Values Award – 43487 Lynx Robotics Blue

Robot Performance Award – 39174 The Mighty STEM Girls

  • Invitation to Championship
    • 15496 Space Bears
    • 35114 Lynx Robotics Gold
    • 37703 Bullard/Campus
    • 9174 The Mighty STEM Girls
    • 43487 Lynx Robotics Blue
  • Alternate to Championship
    • 17013 The STEMulators

Robot Scores

RankTeam #Team NameBest ScoreRound 1Round 2Round 3
1st39174The Mighty STEM Girls310285275310
3rd35114Lynx Robotics Gold285245245285
4th15496Space Bears260260210130
5th43487Lynx Robotics Blue230120230195
6th17013The STEMulators13580135110
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First Qualifier Under Way

Our first qualifier is underway at CBHS!

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MLGW Host Robotics Event

From News Channel 3 Live at 9 Nov 8, 2019

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