Our West TN FLL Champion was interviewed on the FIRST Broadcast from Houston. See it below:
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.
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
An interview with NASA Astronaut and member of the FLL Design Team for Into Orbit, Andreas Mogensen
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.
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!
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!
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 email@example.com for further details.
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!
West TN FLL Championship Awards
|1st Place||10170||Epicteam||Germantown, TN|
|2nd Place||786||E3 Strike||Clarksville, TN|
|3rd Place||4890||Cardinals Red||Memphis, TN|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Rank||Team #||Team Name||Best Score||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3|
|2nd||35168||Presbyterian Day School 2||140||105||100||140|
|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|
|12th||32670||Rohirrim in Training||90||70||85||90|
|16th||35511||MYTT BRICK SQUAD||85||30||65||85|
|17th||36889||Bot Builders #2||85||55||85||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|
|27th||34077||Mustangs Blue #6804||70||-10||70||45|
|28th||7537||St. Francis Blue||70||30||10||70|
|33rd||15106||Cordova Cougar Cubs Blue||65||30||10||65|
|36th||32078||Robo-Wildcats Thunder Leaders||60||0||45||60|
|38th||32043||Incarnation Catholic School||55||35||40||55|
|43rd||33331||Robo-Wildcats Lego Dragon Stars||40||25||40||40|
|48th||24218||Cordova Cougar Cubs Red||30||20||30||25|
|49th||32314||Bailey Bear Bots||30||30||-10||10|
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
Coming August 1, 2018! Get your team ready to lift off!