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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.