First LEGO League 2013

First LEGO League 2013

The First Lego League (FLL) theme for 2013 was Nature’s Fury. The three teams MindGear coached certainly went into their projects and designs with a joyful fury! One of our teams made it to the State competition! And fun was had by all. So check out the pictures and videos of the teams in action below!

Tech Tornadoes

Coach: Joe Bilodeau

Tech Tornadoes at Discovery Middle School! Go Tornadoes!

Tech Tornadoes at Discovery Middle School! Go Tornadoes!

 

Tech Tornadoes describing their robot design and programming to a panel of judges. At Discovery Middle, December 14, 2013.

Tech Tornadoes describing their robot design and programming to a panel of judges. At Discovery Middle, December 14, 2013.

 

Tech Tornadoes working together to  combine their cups to make one large pyramid. It was this realization that won them Best Teamwork!

Tech Tornadoes working together to combine their cups to make one large pyramid. It was this realization that won them Best Teamwork!

Tech Tornadoes after receiving the Teamwork Award!

Tech Tornadoes after receiving the Teamwork Award!

 

And here is one of the Tech Tornadoes table runs!

 

Team: Storms

Coach: Micheal Hartman

Team: Storms at the First LEGO League Competition at Discovery Middle, December 14, 2013. Go Team: Storms!

Team: Storms at the First LEGO League Competition at Discovery Middle, December 14, 2013. Go Team: Storms!

 

Team: Storms (orange) and Tech Tornadoes getting ready to walk the parade of teams.

Team: Storms (orange) and Tech Tornadoes getting ready to walk the parade of teams.

 

Team: Storms in the Core Values Challenge. They had to work together to stack cups into a pyramid. Oh, and they couldn't touch the cups with anything but a stretched rubber band.

Team: Storms in the Core Values Challenge. They had to work together to stack cups into a pyramid. Oh, and they couldn’t touch the cups with anything but a stretched rubber band.

Team: Storms making their presentation to a panel of judges.

Team: Storms making their presentation to a panel of judges.

 

 

Team: Storms watching their robot compete. Two teammates operated the robot while the rest of the team cheered from the sidelines.

Team: Storms watching their robot compete. Two teammates operated the robot while the rest of the team cheered from the sidelines.

Team: Storms waiting for their next table run…

Team: Storms table run …

When Tech Tornadoes made it to the state competition all three MindGear coaches pitched in to help the boys do their very best. Here they are in their spiffy new lab coats the night before the Alabama State FLL Championships!

When Tech Tornadoes made it to the state competition all three MindGear coaches pitched in to help the boys do their very best. Here they are in their spiffy new lab coats the night before the Alabama State FLL Championships!

RoboTrek

Coach: Jessie Marcala

RoboTrek at the USSRC competition, Nov. 30, 2013.

RoboTrek at the USSRC competition, Nov. 30, 2013.

 

RoboTrek with the Core Values Challenge. Build a contraption to catch a golf ball dropped from a height.

RoboTrek with the Core Values Challenge. Build a contraption to catch a golf ball dropped from a height.

RoboTrek working on their golf ball catching contraption!

RoboTrek working on their golf ball catching contraption!

 RoboTrek describing their design and programming to a judge. At USSRC, November 30, 2013.

RoboTrek describing their design and programming to a judge. At USSRC, November 30, 2013.

¬†Jessie and the gang waiting for a table run…

And here is the run!

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