The first meeting of the FRC Season (for Students Grades 9-12) is in a couple weeks.
This meeting will be for all returning members and anyone interested in joining us for 2012-2013 Season. ADULTS (mentors old and new) and STUDENTS (Grades 9-12) are invited.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2ND 7:00PM – 9:00PM
At the Orleans County Fairgrounds. In the FAIR OFFICE BUILDING or the EDUCATION CENTER (TBA)
Mark your calendars now…. FLL meetings will be held at the fair office building on the Orleans County Fairgrounds.
Wednesday, September 26th – 6:30-8:00pm (Forms for Parents to sign – please stay)
Saturday, September 29th – 10:00 until Noon — Field Set Up – Obstacle building Meeting.
New members (4th to 8th graders) are welcome to come and see what our First Lego League team will be working on.
We’ve wrapped up our first FRC season, but still have a number of activities for the rest of the year.
You can see upcoming events on the right-hand side of this screen, but perhaps you’d like to add the calendar to your phone (Android or iPhone).
here is the link to the “ICS” format calendar:
Instructions for adding the calendar to an iPhone.
Android phones should be able to “subscribe” to our calendar from your google calendar (under “other calendars” on the left hand side of the screen, select “add by URL”, and enter the URL: http://lego.wiksclan.com/calendar.ics )
Penfield’s “Rolling Thunder” team wins a community service award
I ran across this article on how scoring effects the outcomes of FRC competitions:
average and what it means to your team
something to think about.
Some of our young FLL team members helped man the Robotics Club booth at Holiday Faire
In addition to sharing information about both the FLL and FRC teams, the kids helped other youngsters build little robot cars projects (made from a wooden spool, rubber band, and pencils.)
Congratulations to the Genesee County 4-H “Genesee County Aces Robotics Team” for finishing first in this weekend’s First Lego League Buffalo qualifying tournament:
they will go on to compete in the regional final in December.
Marlene, Morgan, Ben and I went to hang out at Penfield Robotic’s “Rah Cha Cha Ruckus” event today. We talked to a number of other teams, and gawked at the robots from last-year’s FIRST Robotics competition.
Sept. 20 (Bloomberg) — Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST Robotics Championships, talks about the U.S. system of education and challenges in interesting students in science and technology. He speaks with Matt Miller and Carol Massar on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg).
The 5-minute video can be seen here: