EpicTeam Interview at Houston World Championship

Our West TN FLL Champion was interviewed on the FIRST Broadcast from Houston. See it below:

Watch 4/18-4/21 – FIRST Championship – Live from Houston, TX from FIRSTinspires on www.twitch.tv

Posted in FLL Memphis News | Comments Off on EpicTeam Interview at Houston World Championship

Society of Information Management

Our sponsor, SIM (The Society of Information Management), asked for demonstrations of Robotics (FIRST & Vex), Drones, and other STEM related activities in Memphis and Shelby County.

The following STEM Programs were represented:

White Station HS FRC Team #5045 (SpartaBot), Memphis Business Academy Schools (VEX), Memphis Main Library and Cloud901 including FRC Team #4764 (Memphis MechWarriors), FLL West TN Partners of UoM, The STEMulators FLL Team #17013, and a few others. A special thanks to Charles Woods for showing his team’s EV3 Robot. Plus, we want to thank SIM for their continued support for FIRST LEGO League.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Society of Information Management

Hu? Where is the sneak peak

Took me a while to find where they were putting the video….it seems they decided to put it on FACEBOOK so go HERE to watch it.

here is a video shot by the TechnoMonkeys:

Also check out THIS ARTICLE at Engadget

And a good shot for all the FLL Jr’s out there for Mission Moon

And one from USAMATECH

And here is a screen grab of the field:

An interview with NASA Astronaut and member of the FLL Design Team for Into Orbit, Andreas Mogensen

Watch 4/18-4/21 – FIRST Championship – Live from Houston, TX from FIRSTinspires on www.twitch.tv

Posted in FLL News | Comments Off on Hu? Where is the sneak peak

Summer Camps

Looking for summer camps. Here are some you might be interested in:

CodeCrew has a number of programming and robotics summer camps at various times and locations for grades 1-12. See there website: https://www.code-crew.org/events/ for more information.

Programs include coding, robotics, mobile app development and more….

The library and Cloud 901 have a number of summer camps for students ages 9-18. See http://www.memphislibrary.org/summer-camps/ for more information.

Programs include Robotics (including Lego Mindstorms), STEM, Art, and Music.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Summer Camps

Oh My….Almost missed National Robotics Week!

Did you know this week is National Robotics Week (April 7-15)? I almost missed it!

What is National Robotics Week:

National Robotics Week (RoboWeek) is a series of grassroots events and activities during the month of April aimed at increasing public awareness of the strength and importance of the U.S. robotics industry and of the tremendous social and cultural impact that robotics will have on the future. Activities come in all shapes and sizes from a robot block party, university open house, or a robotics competition. The mission of RoboWeek is simple — to inspire students in STEM-related fields and to share the excitement of robotics with audiences of all ages. Celebrate RoboWeek by hosting an event in your community, sponsoring or attending a local event, or spreading the word on social media.
The Purpose of National Robotics Week

  • Celebrate the U.S. as a leader in robotics technology development
  • Educate the public about how robotics technology impacts society, both now and in the future
  • Advocate for increased funding for robotics technology research and development
  • Inspire students of all ages to pursue careers in robotics and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields

Is your team doing an event this week….LIST IT HERE!

Posted in FLL Memphis News | Comments Off on Oh My….Almost missed National Robotics Week!

Into Orbit Sneak Peek

FIRST Championship will be livestreamed on the FIRST Twitch Channel at www.twitch.tv/firstinspires. Tune in beginning at 4 p.m. CT Wednesday, April 18, to join FIRST and LEGO® Education for a sneak peek at the MISSION MOON and INTO ORBIT models. Models will also be on view at FIRST Championship Detroit. All Challenge details will be revealed at the Global Challenge release Aug. 1. Help us #makeitloud for this stellar season!

Posted in FLL Memphis News, FLL News | Comments Off on Into Orbit Sneak Peek

Teams Needed for Demo

The Society of Information Management (SIM) has been sponsoring FLL in Memphis since we became a region. We need your team’s help to keep that support. SIM is looking for a few teams to come out to their open house on Thurs April 19 from 4 to 6pm to demonstrate FLL to their members.

If you are able to come out and demonstrate FLL to this important sponsor, please contact dekohn@memphis.edu for further details.

Posted in FLL Memphis News | Comments Off on Teams Needed for Demo

Pink Palace – Dream Big Premiere Night

As part of the Dream Big Premiere Night at the Pink Palace, St. Louis Catholic School’s Jr High Robotics Team demoed their FLL robot. FRC was also represented by Memphis MechWarriors (Team 4764). Thanks for spreading the word about FLL and FIRST!

Posted in FLL Memphis News, FLL News | Comments Off on Pink Palace – Dream Big Premiere Night

Results from the 2018 West TN FLL Championship



West TN FLL Championship Awards

Champions
1st Place 10170 Epicteam Germantown, TN
2nd Place 786 E3 Strike Clarksville, TN
3rd Place 4890 Cardinals Red Memphis, TN
Robot Performance
1st Place 15496 Space Bears Collierville, TN
2nd Place 35168 35168 Presbyterian Day School 2 Memphis, TN
Robot Mechanical Design
1st Place 15496 Space Bears Collierville, TN
2nd Place 783 E3 Spark Clarksville, TN
Robot Programming
1st Place 32670 Rohirrim in Training Memphis, TN
2nd Place 24218 Cordova Cougar Cubs Red Cordova, TN
Robot Strategy & Innovation
1st Place 24835 PyroPandas Collierville, TN
2nd Place 32302 Golden Paws Memphis, TN
Project Presentation
1st Place 27570 MBA STEMGINEERS Memphis, TN
2nd Place 4570 Hawkbotics – Gold Clarksville, TN
Project Innovative Solution
1st Place 26692 Cardinals Gray Memphis, TN
2nd Place 7537 St. Francis Blue Cordova, TN
Project Research
1st Place 27514 Hawkbotics – Black Clarksville, TN
2nd Place 32627 2D ROBOTS Clarksville, TN
Core Values – Teamwork
1st Place 27078 Presbyterian Day School 1 Memphis, TN
2nd Place 9006 Dragons 3 Collierville, TN
Core Values – Inspiration
1st Place 36889 Bot Builders #2 West Memphis, AR
2nd Place 22626 Cardinals Black Memphis, TN
Core Values – Gracious Professionalism
1st Place 31739 Sparkling Waters Collierville, TN
2nd Place 12366 Richview Robotics Clarksville, TN
Outstanding Service Award
Tim Herndon – TSPE
West TN FLL Championship
Rank Team # Team Name Best Score Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
1st 15496 Space Bears 175 125 170 175
2nd 35168 Presbyterian Day School 2 140 105 100 140
3rd 24835 PyroPandas 125 40 125 125
4th 27078 Presbyterian Day School 1 110 110 85 90
5th 4570 Hawkbotics – Gold 110 110 60 80
6th 27514 Hawkbotics – Black 110 15 55 110
7th 15134 STEAM Rollers 110 50 50 110
8th 31739 Sparkling Waters 105 105 105 90
9th 32627 2D ROBOTS 105 45 105 65
10th 20313 Cougar Cogwheels 95 95 35 35
11th 35164 EagleBots 4b 90 85 90 85
12th 32670 Rohirrim in Training 90 70 85 90
13th 5420 Tinkering Turkeys 90 45 90 50
14th 4890 Cardinals Red 85 85 85 85
15th 10170 Epicteam 85 60 85 85
16th 35511 MYTT BRICK SQUAD 85 30 65 85
17th 36889 Bot Builders #2 85 55 85 45
18th 783 E3 Spark 85 30 25 85
19th 22139 STEAM Punks 80 65 80 45
20th 33506 Eaglebots White 80 0 60 80
21st 36885 Bot Builders 75 75 65 45
22nd 4568 Hawkbotics – Red 75 30 65 75
23rd 30036 St. Marys Blue Angels 75 55 75 25
24th 31526 Trinity Lions Robotics Team 75 25 75 50
25th 34179 EagleBots 4A 70 65 70 50
26th 22626 Cardinals Black 70 20 65 70
27th 34077 Mustangs Blue #6804 70 -10 70 45
28th 7537 St. Francis Blue 70 30 10 70
29th 4891 Cardinals White 65 60 65 65
30th 12366 Richview Robotics 65 55 65 25
31st 23350 Cowboy Robotics 65 25 65 50
32nd 9007 Dragons 4 65 -5 40 65
33rd 15106 Cordova Cougar Cubs Blue 65 30 10 65
34th 35114 Lausanne Lynx 60 55 15 60
35th 9004 Dragons 2 60 50 60 30
36th 32078 Robo-Wildcats Thunder Leaders 60 0 45 60
37th 33505 Eaglebots Purple 60 25 20 60
38th 32043 Incarnation Catholic School 55 35 40 55
39th 25282 Cardinals 50 50 50 50
40th 26692 Cardinals Gray 50 20 50 30
41st 786 E3 Strike 45 -5 45 45
42nd 32302 Golden Paws 45 40 35 45
43rd 33331 Robo-Wildcats Lego Dragon Stars 40 25 40 40
44th 17013 The STEMulators 40 35 40 -10
45th 9003 Dragons 1 40 15 10 40
46th 34182 SMESTurkeys 35 20 35 10
47th 26691 Lady Cardinals 30 30 30 15
48th 24218 Cordova Cougar Cubs Red 30 20 30 25
49th 32314 Bailey Bear Bots 30 30 -10 10
50th 9006 Dragons 3 25 0 25 20
51st 27570 MBA STEMGINEERS 0 0 -5 -10
Posted in FLL Memphis News | Comments Off on Results from the 2018 West TN FLL Championship

2018/2019 CHALLENGE TEASER

CHALLENGE OVERVIEW:

NAME: INTO ORBIT℠

THEME: Explore living in and traveling through space

Gather your crew and get ready to explore, challenge and innovate in the demanding and
inspiring expanse we call space! The 2018/2019 FIRST® LEGO® League season requires you to
work together to break out of your earthly constraints. Do you have what it takes to go INTO
ORBIT℠?

Coming August 1, 2018! Get your team ready to lift off!

Posted in FLL Memphis News, FLL News | Comments Off on 2018/2019 CHALLENGE TEASER