Twenty teams in the Florida – Northwest region competed at the Davidson Middle School Qualifier. This was our largest tournament ever! Results: Champion: 20844 LEGO Legends Robot Performance: Thunderbots Robot Design: 6676 The TLRC Overthinkers Core Values: 27055 #TechSavvy Project: 3735 STEMM Stingers Judge’s Award: 28800 RoboPros Bids to Regional Championship: 3735 STEMM Stingers 3748 STEMM Swarm 6676 The TLRC Overthinkers 8882 Pantherbotz 20844 LEGO Legends 18683 Artoo-Deetoo 25105 The TLRC COOL Shutterfly photo gallery: https://firstnwf.shutterfly.com/326 (Look for password in email to coaches.)
Eleven teams from the Florida – Northwest region competed in the Covenant Christian School Qualifier. Despite the rain and the teams that couldn’t attend, the teams brought some great competition and Coopertition! Results Champion: Covenant Crusaders Robot Performance: Covenant Crusaders Robot Design: Covenant Knights Core Values: Bane of Bionic Polar Bears Project: Turtle Robotics Judge’s Award: LEGO Masters Blue Bids to Regional Championship Covenant Crusaders Turtle Robotics Covenant Knights RoboDeer Bane of Bionic Polar Bears Shutterfly photo gallery: https://firstnwf.shutterfly.com/262 (Look for password in Email to coaches.)
A raffle was held at the tournament to benefit Southeastern Guide Dogs. The drawing raised $358. Chad Bouton, a young blind man, spoke to our FLL teams about his experiences with his guide dog and “Animal Allie”, Andros. Eight teams competed in the Shoal River Middle School Qualifier Tournament on Saturday, December 10. Winners were as follows: Champion’s Award: 20845 Might Mob of Mustangs Robot Performance: 8885 DMS Bricklayers Robot Design Award: 18704 PC United Robotics Project Award: 6351 Rockin’ Robots Core Values Award: 8885 DMS Bricklayers Regional Championship Bids (2/18/17): 8885 … Read More
Nineteen teams from Leon to Okaloosa County participated in the Davidson Middle School Pre-Qualifying Tournament on Saturday, November 5th in Crestview. Winners are as follows: 8882 Patherbotz – Tournament Champions! 18027 TLRC Gorillabots – Robot Game Award 8885 Bricklayers – Robot Design Award 6351 Rockin’Robots – Project Award 25209 TLRC SPARK – Core Value Award
Congratulations to our Virtual Kick-Off winners! The results are in, and our top two students scoring students are Isaac (49 points!) from the STEMM Stingers team and Miles (48 points!) from TLRC SPARK! These students have won a LEGO EV3 Expansion Kit for their teams. Great job on a tough quiz! Beth Hanning Affiliate Partner, FIRST® LEGO® League Florida – Northwest Region
INTERESTED IN STEM SCIENCE? The Women in Science Conference is a celebration of women in all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) professions. Hosted by the Emerald Coast Science Center, the evening will consist of inspirational presentations from professional women in STEM careers. Proceeds benefit the Emerald Coast Science Center. All ages are welcome, especially middle school and high school students looking to discover careers in STEM. WHEN 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2016 WHERE The Event Room 1825 Hurlburt Road #11 Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS WomenInScienceECSC.eventbrite.com… Read More
EV3 Mindstorms is now available for Chomebooks and Macs! https://education.lego.com/en-us/middle-school/explore/c/ev3-chromebook-launch There are some limitations such as firmware updates, but it seems to be a good option. Also, the PC version is free for download now with the LEGO Education EV3 purchase now.
Use this quiz to help prepare existing team members for the project this year. If you are starting a new team or have open slots, you can use this quiz and the upcoming Virtual Kick-off as part of your team try-outs. FIRST LEGO League teams are not just clubs. They are academy sports teams. Review the three “Project: How To” videos on the FLLGlobal YouTube Channel with your coach or an adult before-hand. (Filters may block videos on student school internet accounts.) Quiz Link: http://www.purposegames.com/game/project-how-to-what-is-the-project
Congratulations to the winners of the Early Bird Drawing: Port St. Joe Elementary School – PESJES and Davidson Middle School – Pantherbotz! They will each receive an EV3 Expansion Kit. Expansion Kits allow teams to build robots with features that are more strategic. Look at what else your team can build this summer with an EV3 Core kit. Elephant build instructions A cage build is another useful way to use an expansion kit during the FLL season. Look for YouTube videos from the Trash Trek season that used cage builds.
For those early birds who… Have a FIRST® Account Have two coaches screened through the Youth Protection Program …Doolittle Institute is holding a drawing for two EV3 Expansion Kits! Deadline for qualifying for the drawing is midnight July 8th. Winners will be randomly selected from coaches registered in the FIRST® system with a status of “screened”. The two winning teams will be announced on July 11th. Teams that qualified in time for the drawing: 3748 – STEMM Swarm – Okaloosa STEMM Academy 5494 – S’more Cubs – Elizabeth Cobb Middle School 6351… Read More