FIRST Lego League Summer Camp –
Basic Camp – July 17-21, 2017
Advanced Camp – July 24-28, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Crosstowne Church, Charleston, SC
Team Attendance: Braden, Dakota, Daniel, Gray, Jael, Nick, Samantha, Will
Reach: 23 children
eam Outreach Hours: 171
The first week of FLL Camp was for those new to robotics who were interested in STEM. We covered the basics of programming, and build. We discussed sensors, drive, loops, and sounds. We did challenges to demonstrate learned skills (i.e. the Orchard Challenge, a maze, and Food Factor).
The second-week campers covered advanced programming topics like My Blocks, Switched Loops, and using variables as well as advanced use of sensors. Campers were also encouraged to customize the robots built in the first week in order to tackle some advanced challenges. The finished the week with a Food Factor challenge where they had more mission models to choose from than the Basic class.
Lowcountry FTC Workshop – Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Military Magnet Academy
Team Attendance: Andrew, Braden, Dakota, Gray, Hannah, Nick, Samantha, Will
Team Outreach Hours: 30.5
SPAWAR mentors – 5
Guest presenter – 1
We set up our field elements based on the new season’s field configuration. As soon as the teams and mentors arrived, we had the various mentors come up and speak to the members of the teams who attended. We then separated into groups for a teamwork challenge: The Marshmallow Challenge made famous by TedTalk. Each group was given a handful of spaghetti noodles, about a yard of tape, and a single large marshmallow. Our task was to create the tallest structure that would hold up the marshmallow.Afterwards, everyone moved into two separate classrooms, where Olivia Lanum and members of the Rohming Robots gave presentations on the Engineering Notebook, drivetrain design, rookie tips, and the design process.We ended the Workshop with a Q & A about the Relic Recover game and handed out door prizes provided by Servocity and our team.
Lowcountry FTC Scrimmage co-hosted with #7021, Robot Eagles, January 13th, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Military Magnet Academy, N. Charleston, SC
Team Attendance: Aaron, Andrew, Braden, Dakota, Daniel, Gray, Jacob, Jael, Nick, Will, and Coach Linda, Coach Andy
Reach: 4 teams
At the Military Magnet Academy, we co-hosted a scrimmage. For those of us who are new team members this year, we got to see how to use the scouting sheets and sort of how a competition would work. We got to see how a few of the other teams are doing. It was cool to see that many people had seen the same problems and found so many different solutions. As one of the older teams, we had a rookie tip Q&A and talked to each team about different problems and solutions. The RoboEagles, team 7021, were having troubles with their arm. They had a cool idea where their arm would begin folded up, but during the match would fold out and become part of the body where it would roll along behind. The idea is really cool, but they were struggling with the motors not being strong enough and the arm being a bit flimsy.
FLL Team 25251, Jade Dragons, 2017-Now
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Blauch’s and Emlaw’s
Team Attendance: Braden, Jacob, Nick
Reach: 10 children
Team Outreach Hours: 10 hours
We regularly attended their meetings throughout the FLL season. We helped them out where we could, serving as mock judges, as well as providing guidance and advice when possible and allowed and tips from what we learned in our FLL years. In addition, we ran a full scale mock judging session with Coach Linda, Aaron, Gray, Jacob, and Nick. Coach Linda, Braden, and Dakota served as volunteers at their competition and Nick helped out the event runners where possible. They won 1st place robot and advanced to the next competition, and we continued to mentor at their meetings as they prepare for competition on February 10th.
FTC Team , December, 2017-Now
Time: 9:15 am – 11:00 am
Team Attendance: Gray, Hannah, Nicholas
Reach: 1 Team Team
We saw a request from a team in Albania for mentoring help. We got in touch with them and had a 15 minute meet-the-team online video call. We then set up a Discord channel so they can contact us and ask questions. So far, we’ve helped them with mecanum wheel assembly, mecanum drive setup as well as programming, electronic strain relief, and helped them resolve code errors.