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FLL

This years FLL Challenge

As mentioned at Wednesday’s meeting, here is a link to the FLL challenge PDF file: FLL 2012 Rules

you can also find additional information on the
2012 Senior Solutions page.

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FRC Meeting Info

FRC Reorganization meeting

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)

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FLL Meeting Info

September FLL meetings

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)
AND
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.

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FLL FRC Meeting Info Updates

Orleans County Robotics Calendar

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:

https://lego.wiksclan.com/calendar.ics

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 )

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Community Service FRC

Penfield Team Wins Award

Penfield’s “Rolling Thunder” team wins a community service award

Rochester D&C

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FLL

Holiday Faire

Some of our young FLL team members helped man the Robotics Club booth at Holiday Faire

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.)

thanks everyone

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FLL

Genesee County Aces Robotics Team Takes First Place!

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:

http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/robotics-team-grabs-first-place-competition/29206

they will go on to compete in the regional final in December.

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FRC News

Rah Cha Cha Ruckus

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.

ruckus playfield

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News

FIRST’s Kamen speaks on U.S. Science, Technology Education

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:

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/75801890/

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Community Service News

Churchville & Penfield FIRST Teams Give Back

I ran across the following article

http://www.cccsd.org/news.cfm?story=946