Robotics - First Lego League
Lego League Opportunities!
4th-6th graders (in the fall) are eligible for the robotics team. The activity emphasizes teamwork, problem-solving, presentations/skits, programming, and robot-building (with Legos). We practice twice a week beginning in August in preparation for competitions in November/December.
If you think your child may be interested, please contact Mike Larson for further details at 734-353-0537, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLL is a worldwide robotics team competition run through the FIRST Robotics program. The students use elementary computer programming to control robots constructed out of Legos to accomplish predetermined tasks on a standardized Lego-based activity table. The competition also includes a project presentation around a central theme (this year the theme is Trash Trek — garbage control and recycling).
St. Pat’s First Lego League Robotics Team (The RoboShamrocks) qualified for the State competition. In addition for qualifying for State, the team was also given the award for “Gracious Professionalism”.
The Sham-Rockets team qualified for one of the two state championships (Michigan has two because there are so many teams in the state) out of their Hartland Regional on 11/17 (6 of 25 teams qualified). They won a trophy for Innovative Project Solution (exercise program for kids potentially training to become astronauts in the future). They finished second in the robot game challenge (the focal point of the competitions) at their regional. At their state championship last weekend, they won a trophy Robotics Programming and finished fifth in the robot game challenge (with their high score for the season in practice or a competition).
The Robo-Shamrocks team qualified for the other state championship out of the Monroe Regional on 11/17 (6 of 24 teams qualified). They won a trophy for Robot Design and finished fifth in the robot game challenge at their regional. At their state championship, they did incredibly well! They finished first in the robot game challenge (with the high score for the entire state including all of the regionals and both state championships) and finished second overall in their competition (they only give out awards to the top 3 at each state championship).