Spring competition Saturday, May 18th, 9-3, Quincy High School
In order for everyone to get time on the table to practice, Lego Robotics will be happening every full day except Thursday May 9th and Fridays. Please let Mrs Mastico know if you are going to be there on the extra days.
April 29-May 3 MTWTh until 4pm
May 6-10 MTW until 4pm
May 13-17 MWTh until 5pm
- There is no transportation to the competition, we will meet there
- pizza will be provided and snacks available for purchase
- Spring competition is Trash Trek
- pdf challenge document can be found using the above link (too big to add here)
- updates will be sent to anyone whose forms included an email address
- ANY questions, see/email/call Mrs Mastico
Interesting article about robotics if you want some extra reading. Not Lego related at all.
A good time was had by all. Thank you to the Nutron Robotics team at Revere High for a well run day.
There were some nail biting performances but both Central teams were great. Their simple but effective robots performed well against some very complicated machines, and beat some of them too. Esquadrón de Fuerza were able to finish with the top robots and came in 10th out of 22. This was an amazing achievement since the team was newly formed and had less time. The Golden Gladiators impressed the judges and came away with the Inspiration Award. Their strong research project, engineering design, and core values, combined with a solid robot performance to win them a spot in the Eastern Massachusetts Championship.
Lego Robotics is run by Ms Mastico. The year begins with the international First Lego League competition which we enter with one team of ten (2018 saw the addition of a second Central team). While that team is working everyone else in robotics is part of a team trying to build the best robot and consistently get the most points. After the qualifier, all being well, there will be an in house competition to see who built the best one. Following this there will be a challenge arranged by your coaches, one year was burglar alarms, the next was Sumo bots. This is an in house challenge. Later in the spring Quincy hosts the Presidents cup, a citywide competition between the middle schools. This is usually an old FLL challenge and consists of all the aspects of an official competition.