The Memphis Zoo is hosting “Nature Connects: Art With Lego Bricks” from March 3 – July 29. Sounds like a great post season party idea to celebrate the Animal Allies FLL Season.
From Lego Education
[ed note: Sorry for the late notice but thought you might be interested in a chance to win 2 Lego EV3 core sets]
We hope you all had great tournaments in 2016 and we wish you the best of luck on all events happening over the following months. FIRST® and LEGO® Education would once again like to connect, engage and share with you and your team before we hopefully see many of you at various Championships around the world and at the World Festivals in Houston and St. Louis, USA.
Fair play and fun while competing are two very important factors to FIRST and LEGO Education.
As part of this year’s online FIRST LEGO League activities, we would therefore like to see you and your team perform the Animal AlliesSM Biomimicry mission in the most effective/inspiring/engaging way and share it with the Community.
The second part of this year’s online contest is to find and decode the secret message on the new FIRST LEGO League global website – www.firstlegoleague.org. Hint: It isn’t just what we do. It is how we do it.
MEMPHIS, TN (From: Local Memphis)
Students Compete in Robotics Competition
By Leah Kraus | firstname.lastname@example.org
Published 02/06 2016 05:28PM
Updated 02/06 2016 05:28PM
Nearly 250 middle schoolers competed today in the First Lego League robotics competition.
The University of Memphis hosted the tournament.
The competition featured teams comprised of 4th through 8th grade students ages 9 to 14. They had to use their robots to complete tasks within a certain time frame. A panel then judged the robots on their design and function.
“We have a program on the computer where we have to build bricks on and then we have to put as much rotations as it needs and try to get it to lift and pick up stuff,” says Blaine Prickette, who competed in the competition.
He says the best part is spending the weekend in Memphis with his friends.
Winners move on to the next round of competition.
We hope you all enjoyed the West TN FLL Championship!
A few notes from the event:
1 – Results from the event can be found HERE
2 – Pictures and video from the event are posted HERE
3 – We have a number of lost and found items from the event. If any of the items pictured below belongs to you or your team, use the “Contact Us” Form to the right to let us know and we will make arrangements to get it back to the rightful owners.
4 – Coaches will be receiving the project, core and robot judging feedback via email by the end of the week. Watch your email for it.
5 – Make sure your share the 2017-18 TEASER with your teams!
We want to congratulate all the teams and thank all the coaches for their hard work over the season!
We want to thank our sponsors once again for their support:
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Society of Information Management (SIM)
TN Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE)
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
University of Memphis
Herff College of Engineering
Last, but definitely not least, we would like to thank all the volunteers who made the event possible. A special thanks to members of the following organizations:
TN Society of Professional Engineers
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Indian Community Fund For Greater Memphis
For Referees, general volunteers, Setup and Take down:
Students of the University of Memphis – Engineering Technology Department
Coming August 2017
On your mark, get set, flow! Drink in the 2017/2018 HYDRO DYNAMICS℠ season and learn all about water – how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it. In the 2017/2018 FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge, students age 9 to 16* from 80 countries will make a splash with HYDRO DYNAMICS. What might become possible when we understand what happens to our water?
FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the HYDRO DYNAMICS℠ season, teams will choose and solve a real-world problem in the Project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST LEGO League signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.
*Ages vary by country
West TN FLL Championship
|1st Place||10170||Epicteam||Germantown, TN|
|2nd Place||15496||Space Bears||Collierville, TN|
|3rd Place||4890||Cardinals Red||Memphis, TN|
|1st Place||10170||Epicteam||Germantown, TN|
|2nd Place||4891||Cardinals White||Memphis, TN|
|Robot Mechanical Design|
|1st Place||25362||Moore Cyborgz||Clarksville, TN|
|2nd Place||13439||Camo Robocoyotes||Clarksville, TN|
|1st Place||4570||Hawkbotics – Gold||Clarksville, TN|
|2nd Place||6804||Mustangs Blue||Clarksville, TN|
|Robot Strategy & Innovation|
|1st Place||25282||Cardinals||Memphis, TN|
|2nd Place||786||E3 Strike||Clarksville, TN|
|1st Place||22139||STEAM Punks||Memphis, TN|
|2nd Place||25423||Moore Atoms||Clarksville, TN|
|Project Innovative Solution|
|1st Place||23334||WM Bot Builders||West Memphis, AR|
|2nd Place||17842||SFMS TEAM CARBON||Collierville, TN|
|1st Place||7092||SFMS LEGO STALLIONS||Collierville, TN|
|2nd Place||7439||Silver Robocoyotes||Clarksville, TN|
|Core Values – Teamwork|
|1st Place||784||E3 Surge||Clarksville, TN|
|2nd Place||21243||STRAIGHT OUTTA GERMANSHIRE STEM ALLSTARS||Memphis, TN|
|Core Values – Inspiration|
|1st Place||9008||Dragons 5||Collierville, TN|
|2nd Place||13888||MBA Masterminds||Memphis, TN|
|Core Values – Gracious Professionalism|
|1st Place||14803||St. Francis Red||Cordova, TN|
|2nd Place||15875||E3 Spark||Clarksville, TN|
|Outstanding Service Award|
|Charley Spencer – TVA|
|Rank||Team #||Team Name||Best Score||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3|
|4th||15106||Cordova Cougar Cubs Blue||96||32||51||96|
|6th||23334||WM Bot Builders||93||56||93||68|
|8th||24835||Engineers of Tomorrow||80||36||50||80|
|9th||29675||St. Michael Panthers||77||77||44||77|
|11th||14803||St. Francis Red||74||50||74||74|
|19th||27514||Hawkbotics – Black||69||18||48||69|
|20th||4570||Hawkbotics – Gold||68||68||32||17|
|23rd||7092||SFMS LEGO STALLIONS||65||56||65||50|
|25th||24218||Cordova Cougar Cubs Red||62||62||29||56|
|30th||10050||JPF Panthers 2||58||35||38||58|
|31st||17842||SFMS TEAM CARBON||58||32||15||58|
|37th||4568||Hawkbotics – Red||49||44||49||48|
|38th||27078||Presbyterian Day School||47||18||47||32|
|39th||30036||St. Mary's Blue Angels||47||47||23||23|
|40th||21243||STRAIGHT OUTTA GERMANSHIRE STEM ALLSTARS||46||20||23||46|
|43rd||7537||St. Francis Blue||23||23||17||18|
|46th||22501||St. Francis Green||11||11||5||5|
Getting set up for the West TN FLL Championship tomorrow! Can’t wait!!
Thanks to all the University of Memphis Engineering Technology Students who helped with the setup and also the UC Staff!
We have sent out an email to all coaches with info on the Championship. In case you did not get the email, or the attachments got blocked, here is all the documents sent:
We also have an online map of the UC 3rd floor available HERE
See you on Saturday!
We are please to announce that two alternate teams have been invited to the West TN Championship. They are:
|24835||Engineers of Tomorrow|
On Jan 14, 2017, the 4th and final FLL West TN Qualifier was held at Christian Brothers University in Memphis. Before the results, we want to thank CBU 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 CBU Engineering Alumni and 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).
|22139||STEAM Punks||Champions’ Award|
|23334||WM Bot Builders||Project Award|
|4890||Cardinals Red||Core Values Award|
|20313||Cougar Cogwheels||Robot Design Award|
|6614||WESA Robotics||Robot Performance Award|
|4891||Cardinals White||Invited to Chapionship|
|12352||STEM Stangs||Invited to Chapionship|
|13888||MBA Masterminds||Invited to Chapionship|
|15106||Cordova Cougar Cubs Blue||Invited to Chapionship|
|15134||STEAM Rollers||Invited to Chapionship|
|17013||The STEMulators||Invited to Chapionship|
|19013||Bee Bots||Invited to Chapionship|
|21243||STRAIGHT OUTTA GERMANSHIRE STEM ALLSTARS||Invited to Chapionship|
|22626||Cardinals Black||Invited to Chapionship|
|24218||Cordova Cougar Cubs Red||Invited to Chapionship|
|25282||Cardinals||Invited to Chapionship|
|26691||Lady Cardinals||Invited to Chapionship|
|27078||Presbyterian Day School||Invited to Chapionship|
|29675||St. Michael Panthers||Invited to Chapionship|
|30036||St. Mary’s Blue Angels||Invited to Chapionship|
All of the above advanced to the West TN FLL Championship.