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
Photos from STCC can be found
HERE (with many more photos coming shortly….)
Sorry it has taken so long, but we finally have the pictures from the CBHS Qualifier online.
CLICK HERE to see pics!
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.
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.
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 Robot Scores
Rank Team # Team Name Best Score Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
1st 39174 The Mighty STEM Girls 310 285 275 310
2nd 37703 Bullard/Campus 285 230 250 285
3rd 35114 Lynx Robotics Gold 285 245 245 285
4th 15496 Space Bears 260 260 210 130
5th 43487 Lynx Robotics Blue 230 120 230 195
6th 17013 The STEMulators 135 80 135 110
Our first qualifier is underway at CBHS!
From News Channel 3 Live at 9 Nov 8, 2019
LEGO Education SPIKE Prime will start shipping on January 9, 2020, and will be allowed for use in FIRST LEGO League from that date forward.
Obviously that is probably too late for the City Shaper Season (at least in West TN), but we wanted you to know.
Note that the EV3 will still be supported by Lego and that the SPIKE is
NOT a replacement so you do NOT have to run out and get new robots for the 2020-21 season. Yes there are a few advantages to the SPIKE (built in gyro, better cable management) but there are also a few disadvantages (no LCD display – only multi color LED’s).
You can find out more about SPIKE Prime at
If you have a Mac (Mojave OS) and you have an issue when trying to use the EV3 Mindstorm software and all you get is empty blocks like:
It could be that you have an issue with Mono. Download and install Mono 5.10.1 from
This solution was found
award-winning LCats FLL team invites FLL teams to view their YouTube
videos on EV3 programming and design. Through the videos they share
their successful EV3 programs such as line following, PID control,
turning, and Master program, along with their use of jigs, frame, and
LCats FLL YouTube channel:
LCats web site:
· Advanced Line Follower: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXQOEZVnDms · Simple PD Line Follower: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDpZXF88kyc · Straight Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuSjoWUpAho&t=190s · Turn-in-Place: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkwPbbBEHwA · Simple Turn-in-Place: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFqc-vZxu0o · PID Control: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbMUOgJInYs · Acceleration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otw5vG-CVOE · Master Program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWIE04kEuMk · Jigs, Frame, and Side-wheels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee-cC6j6ios · 2018 LCats 220 Point Into Orbit Robot Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjfo0vdEwxw · 2018 LCats FIRST LEGO League Presentation to Judges: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckncNH7XiPE
Coach Webinar Join FIRST on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00 PM CT for a webinar for coaches to share ideas and tips to help prepare for their CITY SHAPER SM events. The webinar will be geared toward new coaches, but all are welcome! Details to join the meeting here.