Thursday, October 30, 2008

We're In!!!

I just got confirmation from LEGOLAND that we made the wildcard cut! We'll be competing there in December. Congratulation team, it's going to be an awesome time.

This weekend meeting will be a little earlier than usual, we'll start at 2:00PM. We might actually go longer than usual if everyone is into it.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Great meeting!

We made some great progress on the house challenge, thanks in no small part to some inspiration provided by our new friends in Denmark, NXT Generation. We also made some improvements to existing attachments and made a little progress on the project.

As a reminder team members, this Wednesday's meeting will be all-project, and next weekend's meeting will likely not take place because of the Halloween Bash!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Due to the number of team members receiving awards this Wednesday night (congratulations!) we will be moving this week's meeting to Thursday, 7:00-8:30

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Good meeting last night team. We made some good progress programming and it was great to see everyone working hard. I've uploaded some pictures of the team working, here's a link to them

I also wanted to share this picture of our team with our friends in Denmark, team NXT Generation. Visit the link above to see our team working and learn our names.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Uh Oh!
I just found out this morning that in order to compete at LEGOLAND this year we need to compete at a qualifying tournament. The closest QT I can find is in Camarillo on Sunday November 16th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Since it's so early we have to decide if we're going down Saturday night and staying the night or getting up VERY early on Sunday morning to be there on time (it's about 2 hours south). The deadline for registering is Oct 19 so we have to decide what we are doing very soon. Capacity for the QT is 24-32 teams and about half will move on to Championship tournaments. We'll have to register for LEGOLAND and this QT at the same time. If we do well at the QT then maybe we will get accepted at LEGOLAND. I have sent mail to the organizer to see if there are any slots still available.

There is also a QT at Six Flags Magic Mountain the same day, but the costs will be much higher. this is the website We'll have to discuss this.

This means we have about 6 weeks to prepare for our first tournament! We need to get our project in order, we need to start programming, we need to figure out our mission order, we need to build attachments, we need to do a LOT of stuff.

Last night's meeting was a bit of a wash. You all need to get way more motivated if we're ever going to be close to ready. All I can do is guide you, I can't make you want to learn or succeed.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Hello Team NXT Generation!

We would like to send a big shout out to our new friends in Denmark, FLL Team NXT Generation! We are sharing information with them on our projects and learning about each other's countries and communities. Visit their website here. (click the red white and blue flag on the lower left to read in English)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


I can't believe we started this meeting with a partially built chassis and ended with our first programmed challenge! We still have a long way to go but it's so great we're past this first threshold.

Team members, for the project we need you to visit this site and learn about rising sea levels in California. Click this link

As a reminder, the meeting this Saturday will be from 3:00-5:30