FIRST LEGO League Season Opens for Three Elementary Schools
Participating in the “Into Orbit” Challenge of the 30th FIRST Robotics competition, the Wyncote, Glenside and Myers FIRST LEGO League Robotics teams opened their seasons against more than 20 teams on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and came away with some nice recognitions. Wyncote’s Roarin’ Robots received the coveted Gracious Professionalism Award for its ability to compete as hard as possible while supporting each other and other teams with grace and kindness. Myers Machines won the Innovative Solution Award for devising a solution to send virtual hugs, complete with sight, sound, smell and touch to astronauts who live in space for a year or longer. The Glenside Bear-Bots outscored CSD’s two other in the robot portion of the event.
Cheltenham Elementary’s Supreme Dream RoboDolphin team opens its season on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Central High School.
FIRST LEGO League teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8) research a real-world problem, such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS, then compete on a table-top playing field.