Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday before tournament

Last Friday we went the Pourdre River library.  We did a presentation on our skit and a demonstration
of  our robot. It went terrible.  We had to spend 6min doing the run. And we didn't even get all of our runs. done  For the skit no one new what we were talking about. :(
But we know what went wrong so we know what to fix. That is good. We need to make it clear what or skit is about.  We need to get the attachments  on fast that is what went wrong with the robot runs.

written by Robert

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The week-and-a-half before the tournament...

The internet is intermittent, but we were able to print scripts and rehearse them, Half, or 2 out of 5, team members were absent, so we practiced being understudies. The script worked out pretty well, and we have a presentation on Friday the 14th. We had better practice a lot!
When Friday comes, the presentation will be at the library. Practicing other people's lines as an understudy was difficult.

~ Emmett

Thursday the 13th

Today, the team scored the lowest score I had ever seen: -5 points!! The good part was that we probably couldn't have scored any worse. We did manage to create a new mission to spin the Engagement spinner. It uses an infinite loop to go back and forth. The ORIGINAL Engagement program is malfunctioning, and that is a big problem.
On a perfect run, we earn about 170-ish points.

~ Emmett, 3pic Generation

Monday, November 3, 2014

Last week we decided to changed the attachment motor from the big motor to the small motor.
 Because the big motor was making it drift. Now it is working better but not all the way. it is working
better because it is not a heavy. we have troubles with accuracy.

Today we chose a format for our project presentation. Now we have write a script.

We have only less then three weeks until the tournament the November 22nd.

blog by Robert

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

project picking

Brainstorming project ideas for learning patience

free tickets to Australia before you go you have to play 5 rounds of Dead Man on a trampoline w/ a slow kangaroo

penquin in space ship, patience with the guy who has to count

fast or slow airplane trip takes an amount of time before you get off, fast zoom pasts, slow slow.. at teh end you get launched into space

waiting for youtube to load

raising hand in class

raising/ training a puppy

Patience is involved in everyday life, talking (taking turns) conversation

watch video lecture which would help you learn patience because long and talking and talking

plane tickets that say your departure before actualdeparture and you have wait the hr.

robot to bring you treats you have to wait
 process of rewards (candy legos)

Project will be game (board game or computer or app) that teaches patience using practice and mindfulness

Homework:  think about design of game, elements of theme (kangaroo?  Robot?  ??)

think of elements of the game

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday the 15th and Monday the 13th

Monday the 13th:
First things first. Rehearsing the 8 FLL Core Values was the first step in our meeting. We then shared our research findings with the rest of the team. Next, we worked on attaching a color sensor to the bottom of the robot. Next step was programming 2 missions: Changing conditions/Multiplier lever and Apprenticeship/Search Engine lever. There is a heated competition to finish a certain mission first, then the 'winning 'team'' will get to program driving to the Sports mission.

Wednesday the15th:
We first discussed the Project section and any ideas that were to be had then. We fixed a problem with our current color sensor alignment: the cord that connected the sensor to the brick wouldn't fit in the tight space.

By: Emmett

Weave got a nether mission called ENGAGEMENT!!!!!!!!

by Robert

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

week after scrimmage

On Saturday, October 4, we went to the Maker Fair to do a scrimmage to test our robot with other people. We started the day by getting there early and setting up our table so that we could work on our robots attachments and programs.we tied for 5th. We saw so many different types of attachments that did so many different things.

ON Monday for our team work  exercise  we did written pats on the back.
And we worked on the ball mission we almost had it.

Today we are working on the multiplier and the search engine.

blogged by Robert and Jordan

Monday, September 29, 2014

Wednesday the 24th

We started off the meeting by rehearsing the eight FLL Core Values. After doing all eight of them, we shared our research findings with the members of the team. This week's homework for the project
presentation is to brainstorm innovative solutions, during the week/weekend. The robot game portion was spent refining the chassis, designing attachments and programming. The teamwork exercise was challenging, but not everybody thought that it was fun.
~Written by Emmett

monday before scrimmage

Today we our finishing a second robot.
This second robot will help us do two things at a time.

We just  tried on our T-shirts to see if they fit.  We voted on our logo. we have a scrimmage  on Thursday October 2nd and Saturday October 4th.

For our project we have how people learn patience best.

 We our almost done with a mission. The  mission is called the apprenticeship/door.
We had the robot get so close to getting a mission done!!!!

Written by Robert 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday the 22nd

As always, we rehearsed the 8 FLL core values.We picked t-shirt colors today.  We decided on black T-shirts with red logos. Our teamwork exercise was hard and fun

Monday, September 15, 2014

At the start of our meeting we went over the FLL core values.  The we discussed the research we had done on the project.  We narrowed it down to teaching patience and learning how you learn.  Emmett discussed some research on patience which says meditation helps, letting go of the past, and the importance of pinpointing what makes you impatient.   Gordon bought information from  He presented that thee were sensory, visual, active and sequential learners.

Then we went down to the basement and started on the second possible robot chassis.  We are going to test the robots.  We did a drop test, a turning test, and a distance test on the first robot.

We also tried out two types of attchments fo the cload access key.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Outlining Robot Characteristics

We decided that the deadline for the robot chassis was September 22 because we have a scrimmage on October 4. We made a list of qualities our robot should have. The chassis had to be:

  •  sturdy
  •  easy to repair
  •  precise in both attachments and turning radius
  • compact
  • heavy enough to push challenge obstacles

The sensors we decided that we might use are light, infrared, and touch sensors. Ultrasonic and sound sensors were ruled out because the sound of the auditorium would disrupt them. Light sensors would be used for the colored lines on the mat and possibly the search engine model.

We talked about the project and narrowed to topics down to learning patience, learning how we learn, social cues, and money management.

-Emmett, Alexander and Gordon

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Challenge is Released

Today we learned what the point values for the missions in the Robot Game.   We watched the videos about the project and the Robot Game.  We were right on some of the mission models, but not on others.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Hi!  We are the FLL team 3PIC GENERATION!!!  We are a group of 5 people experienced and inexperienced in the FLL ways.

At this time we have the challenge name, which is World Class: Learning Unleashed .  We are building the mission models, but we DON'T know what the point value for each one is.

 Today we were talking about firm and hard dates.  Firm dates are dates that should be followed, but if needed can be changed a little bit.  Hard dates CAN NOT be changed, they are not determined by us.  Hard dates are things like the tournaments and scrimmages.  We decided on some firm dates to help us move along a little bit faster.

Something else we did was talk about was some ways people learn, like: school, online, parents, other adults, your coaches, friends and family, books and TV.  But one of our coaches, April, asked if there was anything else, but someone said there are infinite ways to learn.

Well that is it for today!

The FLL team,
                       3PIC GENERATION!!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

My name is Jordan. I am 14 and this is my 2nd year in FLL. I love to build and work with the robot, but I have trouble with programming.