Since we’ve opened I’ve been asked over and over again if we would sponsor First LEGO League teams come this fall. I think with this much demand I should take on that responsibility. We have several knowledgeable folks teaching LEGO robotics classes at MindGear, I have been a judge for several years, and we have our new project table (which is a regulation FLL table.)
My original plan was to let up to five teams use the table for free from 4-6 on weekdays. But with such a demand for coaching services I’m seriously considering offering that as well. My plan is to :
Have one coach per team so that the team has their own coach at competition days.
Allow the team to use the fab lab equipment so they can make props and displays for the project presentation portion of the competition. I think any team that uses MindGear is going to have a significant advantage. Just look at some of the things kids have made here.
We will take care of all registrations, provide the robot, offer the training and coaching, help them use the fab equipment for their presentation, and we will make t-shirts with the kids.
We’ll offer this for $175 using the NXT 1.0/2.0 system or $200 with the new EV3 system per child.
I’m planning on a organizational/informational meeting in the next few weeks. So if you’re interested I need to hear from you. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I need to know the following from you.
if you represent a team and if so how many kids
if your child isn’t already on a team how many kids you have looking for a team and if you have any specific requests (an autism/aspergers team, homeschoolers, girls only, etc.) MindGear reserves the right to not support a team that is in any way discriminatory or offensive.
Whether you’d prefer the NXT or EV3 system
Which weekdays between 4-6 work best for you, and other days between 11-1 if you’re homeschoolers.
What classes and camps your child has attended or are scheduled to attend at MindGear.
If you’d like to attend the information session or if you’re ready to sign up!
We’ll run this first come first served and see what response we get. If we don’t fill five teams we will still make the table available to other teams on a space available basis.