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North Texas Qualifier World Class Robot Game Scores

Here are reported top scores from the North Texas December 2014 FLL Qualifiers:

UTD UME FCA Parish Nolan Chapel ATC Trinity
342 328 355 477  195  231 230
270 310 205 155*  171  195 205
257 195 158 140*  150  180 160
180 165 155 125  145  180  155
175 165 145 115  140  155  150
155 155 140 110  140  154  145
145  152 120 110  135  135  145
125  145 120 105  125  125  138
120  125 110 100  120  125
115  110 105 95  115  105
115 90  100
85

Asterisks denote teams that did not advance.

Please feel free to email us more scores if you know them, or post them on the North Texas FLL group.

Nature’s Fury 550 point run at World Festival

Here’s an annotated video of our team’s 550 point run at the FIRST LEGO League 2014 World Festival, which was good enough to earn 6th place in the Robot Game.  Veronica was the lead driver for this round, with Anthony handling attachments.

We were very pleased with the team’s and robot’s performance at the World Festival.  The team’s goal for the season was to create a robot that performed consistently well in the robot game, and at the World Festival all robot runs in practice and competition were over 500 points (scores were 562, 562, 520, 550, and 520).  Republic of Pi was the only team to score over 500 on every official robot run at the World Festival.

 

Team wins trophy at FLL World Championship

The Republic of Pi won 2nd place in Programming at the 2014 FLL World Festival!  Their robot “PiBot” also took 6th place in the Robot Game with a score of 550 points.

Eighty champion teams from 40 countries around the world competed in the FIRST LEGO League World Festival championship held in St. Louis, Missouri on April 23-26, 2014.

Thank you to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and our other sponsors that helped us attend the championship!

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Republic of Pi wins at North Texas Regional Championship

Republic of Pi participated at the 2013 North Texas FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Regional Championship tournament at the Hockaday School on February 1, 2014. They won the 1st Place Champion’s Award and 1st Place in Robot Performance — the highest awards in FIRST LEGO League at the regional level.

The team now moves on to compete in the FLL World Festival in St. Louis on April 23-26. Thank you to the Perot Museum and everyone in the North Texas Region that volunteered and competed to put together a great regional contest!

Team wins trophy at FLL North American Championship

Model Scout Robotics won 1st place in robot Mechanical Design at the FLL North American Open Championship! Our robot “Scoutbot Pi” also took 5th place in the Robot Game with a score of 480 points.

74 top teams from throughout the United States, Canada, and Korea competed in the tournament held May 17-19 at LEGOLAND California.

Thank you to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the other sponsors who helped us attend the tournament!

More details coming soon!

Model Scout Robotics wins at Harmony Robotics League tournament

The Model Scout Robotics team won three awards at the 4th Annual Harmony Robotics League tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 30, 2013.  The team earned the Overall Champion award, 1st Place in Technical Judging, and 2nd Place in Robot Game Performance.

The tournament was held by the Harmony School of Innovation in Fort Worth and attended by twenty teams throughout Texas.  HSI Fort Worth has also posted pictures and a video of the contest.  Many thanks to HSI for hosting an excellent contest!

Winners at HRL 2013

 

1st Place Champion’s Award at North Texas Regional FLL Championship, on to Nationals

Model Scout Robotics participated at the 2012 North Texas FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Regional Championship tournament at the Hockaday School on January 12, 2013.   They won the 1st Place Champion’s Award at the event — the highest award in FIRST LEGO League at the regional level.    This award is earned by the team with the strongest performance across all four areas of the competition (robot game, robot design, project and core values).

Our team now has an invitation to attend the FLL North American Open Invitational championship at LEGOLAND California from May 17 to 19th 2013!   We are raising funds and we are going!Team members are (from left to right): Walter, Anthony, Matthew, Veronica and team captain Katherine.

Champion award earned, advance to Regional Championship

Model Scout Robotics earned the 1st Place Champion’s Award at one of the six North Texas FIRST LEGO League (FLL) regional qualifiers on December 8, 2012 at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas.   The Champion’s Award is earned by the team that does the best in all four areas of the competition (project, robot design, robot game and core values).  The team is very happy and honored.  Thirty-three teams participated at the regional qualifier.

 

Model Scout Robotics is one of 54 qualifying teams that advance and compete at the 2012 North Texas Regional FLL Championship at the Hockaday School in Dallas on January 12, 2013.

MoonBots 2012 The Thrive Award

The MoonBots 2012 judges have announced the awards.   Model Scout Robotics earned

The Thrive Award – For their effort to keep going no matter the personal obstacle. This team has surprised the judges for their completion of the lunar surface and the robot missions. Definitely deserve the ultimate Gold Star Robotics Merit Badge!

Our coach’s wife condition is stable.  We look forward to competing in MoonBots 2013 !

Here is a link to the project we built for the competition.

Coppell FLL Scrimmage and Engineering Expo

Model Scout Robotics went to the Coppell FLL Scrimmage and Engineering Expo on Nov 10, 2012. Thirteen North Texas FLL teams participated.  Model Scout Robotics had the top score.  Our robot made some mistakes, but we still earned first place.   Here is the team with our “Cowstravaganza” First Place Robot Game trophy (photo coming soon).  Coppell Robotics First Tech team is called the Mad Cows — thus the cow themed trophy.

A big THANK YOU to Matthew Johnston and Coppell Robotics for hosting an excellent scrimmage.  We know how much work has to occur “behind the scenes” for events like this, and the whole team of Coppell organizers and volunteers are to be highly commended for their work.

We were also quite glad to see so many familiar faces from last year’s North Texas FIRST LEGO League competitions.  If we didn’t get a chance to properly say “hello” to you, it’s only because we were busy trying to watch other teams’ robots and fix some unexpected problems with our own! (Our robot failed spectacularly in its second round…  Lesson learned:  Always check that your sensor cables are plugged in fully at the start! :-) )  Best of luck to everyone at the regional qualifiers!

After participating in the FLL Scrimmage the team visited the Coppell High Engineering Expo which was adjacent the to FLL scrimmage.   Katie chatted with many of the colleges that were presenting at the Engioneering Expo.  The colleges were looking for students with past engineering and robotics experience which is good for our whole team.  Katie, Veronica and Walter visited most of the college booths.  Matthew and Anthony spent some of their time watching the Coppell Robotics basketball playing robot and talking shop with the team.