Monday, August 30, 2010

New visitors!!

The team was very excited to learn that we have had:

- Over 450 views of our blog
- 185 unique visitors (different computers)
- Visitors from U.S, India & Spain

Sunday, August 29, 2010

marshmallow challenge

First, we did 2 teamwork challenges using marshmallows. For the first challenge we had to build a tower out of the marshmallows. The second challenge was to build a tower of marshmallows but only letting 8 marshmallows touch the ground.

Then, we talked about what we could have done better. After that, we split in to 2 groups of 3, 1 group practicing programming and the other group fixing a robot. Then, we talked about what we did.

After that, we did 1 more teamwork challenge using marshmallows again. We had to build anything we wanted. Then, we talked about sites where we could find more information for FLL.

We are waiting for the challenge to be released later this week.!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Study, Practice & Review

Tonight we had a great time doing some internet studying, teamwork practice & review of all things FLL. I am very impressed with this crew of amazing kids!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

More Body Forward Research - Biomedical Lab Tour

Today we our team got the opportunity to go on another interview/tour. This was to a biomedical lab where we were exposed to MANY different types of experiments, physical models and technology. We are really ready for the challenge to be released!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

We were in the Oakland Press News Paper - Sunday August 15th, 2010

This picture was HUGE!!! The picture and write-up filled a 1/2 page of the Sunday Oakland Press newspaper. Wow was that exciting.

Click on the image to see a better view of the Oakland Press Corkboard.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Body Forward Research Interview

This week we went on our first research interview. It was a very interesting tour/interview!! We toured a facility that builds prosthetic limbs and got to see and explore the entire process from raw materials all the way through the patients working hard with physical therapy. What a wonderful experience for the kids (and the coach)!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Project research and interview preparation

Tonight the team learned more about the Body Forward theme and did some computer research.

Afterward the team used the rest of the time talking about our first interview at a local business and brainstorming the questions the team would like to ask.

The team doing some computer research.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Readying for the release of the challenge on Sept 3rd

The last two meetings were great and team has been focusing on learning about how to build strong and sturdy robots and how to evaluate their designs. In addition we have had a lot of success exploring the programming environment and I think all the team members are comfortable with programming the robot now. We are all really excited for September 3rd to learn about the details of the Body Forward challenge!

Our team loves to build with technics!

"Programming the robot is a blast."

More building and working together.