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Several events are added to our calendar
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FLL Core Values
As we progress to the tournament, please remember the FLL Core Values:
- We are a team
- We do the work to find solutions with the guidance from our coaches and mentors
- We know our coaches and mentors don’t have all the answers; we learn together
- We honor the spirit of friendly competition
- What we discover is more important than what we win
- We share our experiences with others
- We display Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition in everything we do
- We have fun
Our Table is Mobile!
Thanksto essential parent assistance, we now have a movable practice tableinstead of an aircraft carrier! It fits through doors and is movablesafely by students. We still have to repaint it and add some additionalfeatures, but it is done! #SuperAssistance #GreatRedesign
Situation Report 11/07/2014
Here is a quick summary of what the club recently competed, what this means, and were we go next:What
- Club completed building all but one mission model
- Club is divided into two teams (A & B) that will complete in the event on 11/22/2014
- Teams are studying the game mission and using that information to finalize their plan-of-action
- Teams are exploring their solution for the World Class challenge
- Team shirts order is ready and being processed
- Development computers are being configured and will be ready next week – Glenkirk is allocating at least eight laptops to be configured with the latest LEGO Mindstorms EV3 software
- Team file repository is now activated for coordinated team member development at home and at school (All files should be shared there)
- Robots are checked out: 4 good batteries and 2 good robots …
• robot 3 suffers from an unknown issue that just displays a screen with non-functioning display;
• robot 4 suffers from a known problem but will soon be fixed by following http://www.damienkee.com/storage/nxt_resources/NXT%20Fix.pdf)
- Practice table redesign (added mobility / flexibility) is almost complete and will be available for practices after Saturday 11/8/2014
- Parents are kicking-in in great ways! My sincere thanks to all that have sent emails, clicked keys, measured and sawed, and contributed to the team. Your kids could not do this without you.
- Time is extremely tight since we have yet to begin programming
- Teams must be self-directed to communicate and meet outside of our Club meetings
- Teams must own the vision of their success
- Teams must to kick-start the Robots
- Teams must de-scope to focus on essential missions to maximize their game performance.
- Teams must complete a response to the Challenge.
- Core Robotics Club infrastructure must work: email, computers, robots, practice table.
- Robotics Club infrastructure enhancement must be incorporated in to our processes: team file repository, practice table storage, etc.
- think create cooperate learn
Situation Report 10/20/2014
- Club is building on friendships and talents. Personalities are beginning to shine!
- Club is registered with two teams for the event that is one month away.
- Club has the 2014/2015 mission kit but is behind on mission construction.
- Parents kick-off meeting was held.
- Teams have not been formally divided.
- Teams need to formalize their response to the World Class Learning challenge
- Team responses to the challenge needs to be presented to the community.
- Teams have not formalized their game strategy.
- Teams have not begun to build their robots.
- The game table needs to be modified, ASAP. This requires an adult with wood working skills
- We are on track but have tons to complete.
- The meeting frequency must be increased between now and the tournament, 22-NOV-2014
- Additional help is needed for a Challenge Solution presentation from each team.
- Complete the club's field (missions and table)
- Divide club into teams
- Activate computers for development
- Split the robots kits between the teams
- think create cooperate learn
Things are cooking! We have our playing field with the mission modelsalmost completed. The FLL rules are out that detail the project and therobot game. Our tournaments season is only weeks away!Now,regarding the game, you have to get moving to plan the missions we wantto complete. You have to build a robot with attachments for thosemissions. Your robot needs to be programmed. You need time to refineyour designs. Regardingthe project, you need to meet with community resources to discusschallenges facing learning. Please seek out persons that can provide youadditional perspective on the challenges of World Class Learning. Youalso need to identify a question that addresses these challenges. Wewill brainstorm on your ideas to design a solution. Finally, you need topresent your idea to the community (perhaps the PTO would be willing to engage us?). Thetime is short between now and November. So, we are starting the firstaccelerated team session this week (10/20/2014). My plan is to: • divide tasks, • break into smaller squads, • address the specialized challenges in parallel sessions, then • return to the Friday meetings for team building and squad coordination activities. Coach Allen
Robotics Team Wins Award!think create cooperate learn The 2012/2013 Glenkirk Robotics Team"Building Knights" competed in the First Lego League (FLL) Tournament atOsbourn Park High School on Nov 10th. The students did a great job andalso took home the "FLL Tournament Team Spirit" Award. Judges noted that the team was "very optimistic", "respectful", and displayed "gracious professionalism".
Congratulations Glenkirk Building Knights!