I have meant to write about our 3 First Lego League Teams (FLL) for a few weeks as we have finished up competing in the Regional Tournaments. Out of the 3 DA teams, 2 have advanced to the State Tournament on January 18th, 2020. The competition was more intense this year with more teams and drastic changes to how the robot mission runs are scored. I want to thank all of the students and parents who support the massive undertaking by coaching, supporting, encouraging, or driving to practices and tournaments. FLL meets after school and on weekends to get ready for the tournaments.
For the Innovation Project, teams had to:
• Identify a problem with a building or public space in your community.
• Design a solution.
• Share your solution with others and then refine it.
For the Robot Game, teams had to:
• Identify Missions to solve.
• Design, build and program a LEGO Robot to complete the Missions.
• Test and refine your program and design.
Team Robots have to navigate, capture, transport, activate, or deliver objects. Teams only have 21⁄2 minutes to complete as many Missions as possible.
Throughout the season, teams develop and are guided by the FIRST ® Core Values We express the FIRST ® philosophies of Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® through our FIRST Core Values.
The teams are:
DA Cav Squad #17134 (Advancing to State)
Young Adult Mentor – Hutch Castelao
Coaches – Ramana Reddy & Gautam Aggarwal
Robonators #31861 (Advancing to State)
Young Adult Mentor – Charith Fernando
Coaches – Jay Swaminathan and David Harpole
Neo Dragons #25598 (Narrowly missed advancing to State)
Coaches – Mehmet Gokhan Sevik, Fabrice Fortin