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Going to the Man Cave!

24 07 2012

We are going to Atria Woodbridge Senior Living Center this weekend to see the man cave they have created.   Inspired by Al Ladine they have created a complete workshop to pursue their hobbies.   We are going to talk to them about first lego league and our Senior Solutions Project.  Here is a video about them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYnkjzAbXEU&feature=player_embedded





Meals On Wheels

21 04 2012

For our first field trip of the Senior Solutions season we volunteered with Meals on Wheels.   Our fearless drivers are pictured above with their route binders.  The kids delivered meals to about 20 homes.  We were able to visit with the Seniors for a few minutes and ask them questions about the daily challenges they have.





Senior Solutions

15 04 2012

The theme for the 2012 season has been annouced:  Senior Solutions.   Can FLL teams improve the quality of life for seniors by helping them continue to be independent, engaged, and connected in their communities? In the 2012 Senior Solutions Challenge, over 200,000 children from more than 60 countries will explore the topic of aging and how it may affect a person’s ability to maintain his or her lifestyle – solving issues like getting around, keeping in touch, or staying fit. Teams will research obstacles and then suggest ways to improve the quality of life for the seniors affected. Teams will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot to solve a set of missions on an obstacle course.





Sumo Bots

5 04 2012

Over the last two weeks we split the team in half.   Then we had each team build their own sumo bot.  They had to fit into a 10 by 10 box.  Then we had sumo matches where a team could win by disabling an opponent (flipping over) or if your oponent left a four foot square.   One team build a pusher bot with a lift on the front.  They called their robot the Super Duper Pooper Scooper.   The other team built their robot with a bumper and a jack hammer ram.   The other team named themselves the Blue Ninjas.  The matches were very close but the Blue Ninjas were the victors.  We forgot to take pictures DOH!





Award of Excellence

6 12 2011

At the Southern California Championship Tournament at Legoland in Carlsbad our robot placed 5th in Robot Performance and we were chose for the title sponsor’s Award of Excellence.   An awesome capper to a wonderful season.  Good Job Rockstars!





NDEP/Eastlake Qualifying Tournament Champs

14 11 2011

Good Job Rockstars!  1st Place Over all and 1st Place for Robot Performance!  Stellar performance by Jem and Noah at the table.  Awesome teamwork and fantastic spirit.   R-O-C-K in the FLL…








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