Thursday, March 29, 2012

NYC FIRST LEGO League Award Winners - March 18, 2012


Champion’s Award 1st Place

6963 Veryl Greene, coach

Brics-2-bots
RoboGbots



Congratulations to Veryl!! Her team will be attending the Florida FLL World Invitational Open Tournament.

NYC did not make the lottery for us to send our 1st place champion award winners but we managed to get them into the Florida Invitational.

Good luck Veryl we are rooting for you and the girls!!
Go Bric-2-Bots!! Girl Power!! 

Here are the slides from the Powerpoint




































Friday, March 16, 2012

Norm's March 15 Update

Dear Teams

Attached --  the floor diagram and game/judging schedule/spreadsheet with pits/consent forms

Only a few days to go and we have lots of information for you which may require more than one update today and tomorrow.
I'm trying to avoid sending out more updates and if I forget something I will post on the blog. Keep checking.
If you notice something missing or have a question email me ASAP.
MY PHONE: 917-992-3734

REMINDER: The FLL event is part of a 3 day event at Javits.
FRC runs from Friday- Sunday and you should try to make some time for your kids to see that during the day. We used to offer Friday tours to schools visiting on that day but that is not on the table this year.
FTC runs in the same FLL  space but on Saturday. If you are thinking of trying it out next year stop by on Saturday to check it out. If you can get your kids there on Saturday to check out both FRC and FTC do so.

I am posting as much information as possible on the blog:  http://normsrobotics.blogspot.com/
I am attaching the schedule which I believe is final. The pit table number is the key -- for performance times 3.1 is pit 3 round 1 etc.
We may have some copies available but best to print your own.

Pit numbers are now posted sorted by pits and team numbers.
I'm attaching a spreadsheet sorted by pits and team numbers -- sheets one and two.
I tried to meet your time requests and also keep all multiple teams together. If I screwed up holler. It may be too late to make changes but I will try. The pit area has some weird odds and ends so at times this was tricky.
Requests for groupings based on Poly teams and those working with Veryl have been met (I hope.)
Parents are free to go directly to the pit table. Please try to keep within your space. We are very crowded with 82 teams.

Here is the pit layout.



Field Set Up Kits
Sometimes we give away extra kits at the end of the tournament. No guarantees yet. Every system I set up often turns into a disaster with the chaos at the end of the day. So far I've had one request. If you want one the best thing to do is to email me a request and I'll put you in the order of responses. If they are available check with me Sunday after things settle down and I will tell you which judging/tech room to get your kit from. Bring a garbage bag or box to carry it.

We will not have practice tables set up as far as I know. Most people bring their mat to put on the floor. No need to drag a heavy table. You can create your own borders. The two inside aisles look pretty crowded from the floor plan. But maybe there is more room.

There will be no room for tables though one teams is bringing a portable one and asked for a space to set it up. I gave them pit 76 which has some space. SHARE EVERYONE! GRACIOUS PROFESSIONALISM!

Here are direct links to what I've posted so far:

FLL Championship Pit Layout/Floor Plan - March 18 (SEE WHERE YOU ARE LOCATED IN THE PIT)

FLL: What to Bring to an Event

2012 CONSENT AND RELEASE AGREEMENT FLL.pdf 2012 CONSENT AND RELEASE AGREEMENT FLL

FLL Championships - Pit Table ASSIGNMENTS -March 18, 2012


I'm trying to avoid too many attachments to make sure you get this email. If you want me to send something to you email me.

WARNING: Streets may be closed and be sure to check MTA for weekend changes/potential nightmares so take that into account. See below.

Make sure to fill out an hand me your team info sheets as you enter. Otherwise we have no way of knowing you have arrived. If you need another email me ASAP.

Consent forms: They are for your protection so have them filled out and bring them with you but we are not collecting them.

From Susan:
Remember when you go up for judging that you are judged in all categories at once, so please bring your research and your robot for technical design to the judging area when you are queued up.

There will be a table for the display in the judging area.


Stuff to Bring to an Event
·       Robot and attachments
·       Signed Consent and Release forms - English/ Spanish  
·       Parts kit
·       Print out of programs and robot specification page
·       Materials, props, and equipment needed for Project presentation
·       Laptop computer with batteries and/or AC adaptor, extra batteries, extension cords
·       Team scrapbook
·       Team banner, posters, or other  decorations for pit space
·       Snacks and drinks
·       Storage box for personal items
·       USB cable or IR tower
·       Programming garage
·       Team introduction page
·       Fun, inexpensive gifts to share with other teams (pins, hats, personalized, team playing cards)

There will be a mini marathon so there are street closings: West Side Hwy (usually southbound) will be closed from 42nd St to Chambers. Please allot for enough travel time and make the bus companies and parents aware in the event they need to re-route.

March 18: Closed For Half Marathon

March 18: Closed For Half Marathon

FOOD REMINDER:
If they see it when you walk in they won't let you past the entrance to the event. So bury the food beneath the equipment or put food in closed containers disguised as robot materials. Will there be food for sale at Javits? Sunday is kind of tricky so I don't know. Last year people ordered and had it delivered -- I think you can eat outside at some seats set up. Not really sure since I rarely get out of the pit area. The experienced coaches know more so let me know and I'll post on the blog.
Affordable Places to eat:
Subway
612 8th Avenue, New York, NY 0.6 mi E

Burger King
255 West 34th Street, New York, NY 0.7 mi SE
 
McDonalds
427 10th Avenue, New York, NY 0.3 mi SE
 
Dunkin Doughnuts
466 10th Avenue, New York, NY 0.3 mi SE
 
White Castle
525 8th Avenue, Manhattan, NY 0.6 mi SE

In the surrounding areas there should be deli’s

 I hope I covered everything but I'm sure I forgot something. See you Sunday.

FLL Schedules: Judging and Performance: March 18, 2012




Thursday, March 15, 2012

FLL Championships - Pit Tables -March 18, 2012

SORTED BY PITS-- See below for Team# sort


Pit Number Team# School Number
1 1413 IS 24 SI
2 4882 St. Clare School
3 4887 St. Clare School
4 1011 Forest Hills Robotics
5 1014 Forest Hills Robotics
6 1017 Forest Hills Robotics
7 12718 PS 33M Chelsea Prep Academy
8 12719 PS 33M Chelsea Prep Academy
9 2031 Riverdale Country School
10 4902 MS 366K
11 14204 PAVE Academy
12 10475 IS 49 SI
13 12021 Genesis at Xaverian 
14 860 PS 94 K
15 863 PS 94 K
16 3591 IS 75 SI
17 3592 IS 75 SI
18 1687 NYC Parks Dept. Cromwell Center
19 3403 IS 27 SI
20 3404 IS 27 SI Prall
21 553 CS 66 X
22 2982 Hunter College Campus
23 2984 Hunter College Campus
24 3938 PS 94Q
25 3514 IS 119 Q
26 3516 IS 119 Q
27 4803 Dalton
28 13865 Dalton
29 4937 Urban Assembly Institute of Math & Science for Young Women
30 13261 IS 383 K
Philippa Schuyler MS
31 4925 PS 256K Benjamin Banneker Elementary
32 4935 MS 113K Ronald Edmonds Learning Center
33 4919 PS 3K The Bedford Village School
34 4933 PS 233K  Langston Hughes
35 4916 PS 9K Teunis G. Bergen
36 4927 PS 5K
37 6963 Brics-2-Bots
38 5654 RoboMindTech
39 5655 RoboMindTech
40 6216 The Trinity School
41 1891 PS 321K
42 12877 PS 321K
43 6818 The Chapin School
44 6819 The Chapin School
45 827 IS 318K
46 829 IS 318K
47 4929 PS 399 K Stanley Eugene Clarke 
48 4934 PS 11K  Purvis J Behan School
49 4936 PS 636 K Young Scholars’ Academy for Discovery and
50 7288 PS 153 x Helen
Keller
51 818 Cambria Center
52 1869 Inwood Academy for Leadership
53 13804 RMS @ I. S. 192 
54 6069 Eltingville Lutheran School
55 11896 PS 58 The Carroll School  
56 11897 PS 58 The Carroll School  
57 13152 PS 128Q Juniper Valley 
58 708 St. Edmunds Elementary School
59 11841 Metropolitan Montessori School
60 10271 British International School of NY
61 204 Team [x] Object
62 12141 The Garden School
63 13571 PS 55X
64 814 MS 118 X
65 13464 NYC Lab  Middle School
66 4112 Horace Mann School
67 11814 MS 216Q George Ryan
68 7351 IS 49Q
69 2964 PS 76X
The Bennington School
70 3229 Packer Collegiate Inst.
71 4672 PS/MS 194
72 7205 Good Shepherd Services
73 13837 PS 195X
74 1701 MS 88 K
75 3771 PS 8 K
76 3609 PS126/Manhattan Academy of Technology 
77 5448 Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School
78 11831 The Gateway School
79 13147 Sunset Park Prep MS 821K
80 13713 Fort Greene Prep Academy
81 7047 IS 98 X Herman Ridder
82 11676 Children's Arts and Sciences Workshop



Pit Number Team# School Number Team Name
61 204 Team [x] Object Team [x] Object
21 553 CS 66 X CS66 B.R.A.T.S
58 708 St. Edmunds Elementary School Nerd Herd
64 814 MS 118 X
The Angry Birds
51 818 Cambria Center Cambria Warbots
45 827 IS 318K Blood, Sweat, and Gears!  
46 829 IS 318K Clean’em Up Crew
14 860 PS 94 K Master Blasters PS 94 
15 863 PS 94 K PS 94 Megaminds
4 1011 Forest Hills Robotics Planetary Forces
5 1014 Forest Hills Robotics Food Fighters
6 1017 Forest Hills Robotics Girls Team
1 1413 IS 24 SI Dark Knights of 24
18 1687 NYC Parks Dept. Cromwell Center Parks Maurader Bots
74 1701 MS 88 K Masterminds A
52 1869 Inwood Academy for Leadership DROIDMakers
41 1891 PS 321K Lego-nauts 
9 2031 Riverdale Country School Knights of the Rectangular Table
69 2964 PS 76X
The Bennington School
76ers
22 2982 Hunter College Campus HCHS Angry Nerds
23 2984 Hunter College Campus HCHS Hunter to Be Hunted
70 3229 Packer Collegiate Inst. Swedish Chefs 
19 3403 IS 27 SI Mustangs 2
20 3404 IS 27 SI Prall Mustangs 3
25 3514 IS 119 Q TopGearz
26 3516 IS 119 Q SuperBotz
16 3591 IS 75 SI Panthers 1
17 3592 IS 75 SI Panthers 2
76 3609 PS126/Manhattan Academy of Technology  PS126/MAT
75 3771 PS 8 K PS 8 Mission Masters
24 3938 PS 94Q PS 94 AdmiralBots
66 4112 Horace Mann School HM Lions
71 4672 PS/MS 194 Techno Tigers
27 4803 Dalton Alien Pi -Dalton
2 4882 St. Clare School St. Clares, team: Fridge Fighters 
3 4887 St. Clare School St. Clares, team: The Producers
10 4902 MS 366K LEGO Legacy 366
35 4916 PS 9K Teunis G. Bergen Bacteria Terminators
33 4919 PS 3K The Bedford Village School RoboTigers
31 4925 PS 256K Benjamin Banneker Elementary Banneker Bots
36 4927 PS 5K PS 5 LEGO Rockets
47 4929 PS 399 K Stanley Eugene Clarke  PS 399 Gear Hawks
34 4933 PS 233K  Langston Hughes LEGO Minds
48 4934 PS 11K  Purvis J Behan School Mission 11
32 4935 MS 113K Ronald Edmonds Learning Center Falcon Robotic All-Stars
49 4936 PS 636 K Young Scholars’ Academy for Discovery and YSADE Boogie Bots
29 4937 Urban Assembly Institute of Math & Science for Young Women UAI Super Novas
77 5448 Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School Columbia Craft Crammers
38 5654 RoboMindTech RoboTron RoboMindTech
39 5655 RoboMindTech RoboBeta
54 6069 Eltingville Lutheran School Eltingville Lutheran School Eagles
40 6216 The Trinity School Trinity Raging Tigers
43 6818 The Chapin School Chapin Bots1
44 6819 The Chapin School Chapin Bots2
37 6963 Brics-2-Bots RoboGbots
81 7047 IS 98 X Herman Ridder Ridder Kids
72 7205 Good Shepherd Services Bronx Task Force
50 7288 PS 153 x Helen
Keller
Robotronics
68 7351 IS 49Q PS 49er Minors
60 10271 British International School of NY Bisnybots
12 10475 IS 49 SI Drefus Torque1
82 11676 Children's Arts and Sciences Workshop Marble Hill CC
67 11814 MS 216Q George Ryan Ryan Lions
78 11831 The Gateway School Digital Pride
59 11841 Metropolitan Montessori School Thunderbots
55 11896 PS 58 The Carroll School   The Bacteria Battlers
56 11897 PS 58 The Carroll School   The Germinators
13 12021 Genesis at Xaverian  Genesis Legosmiths
62 12141 The Garden School Slaughter Bots
7 12718 PS 33M Chelsea Prep Academy Chelsea Transformers
8 12719 PS 33M Chelsea Prep Academy Chelsea Robot Rulers
42 12877 PS 321K Lego-Boys
79 13147 Sunset Park Prep MS 821K
Lego My Eggo
57 13152 PS 128Q Juniper Valley 
Lego Bots
30 13261 IS 383 K
Philippa Schuyler MS
Skybots
65 13464 NYC Lab  Middle School Food Fighters
63 13571 PS 55X Bengal Tigers
80 13713 Fort Greene Prep Academy Nano Wolves
53 13804 RMS @ I. S. 192  The Phantoms
73 13837 PS 195X Molecules
28 13865 Dalton Robo Rodeo - The Dalton School
11 14204 PAVE Academy PAVE Bots


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Affordable Places to Eat Plus Street Closings

CHECK FOR SUBWAY WEEKEND CHANGES

Affordable Places to eat:
Subway
612 8th Avenue, New York, NY 0.6 mi E

Burger King
255 West 34th Street, New York, NY 0.7 mi SE

McDonalds
427 10th Avenue, New York, NY 0.3 mi SE

Dunkin Doughnuts
466 10th Avenue, New York, NY 0.3 mi SE

White Castle
525 8th Avenue, Manhattan, NY 0.6 mi SE

In the surrounding areas there should be deli’s

There will be a mini marathon so there are street closings: West Side Hwy (usually southbound) will be closed from 42nd St to Chambers. Please allot for enough travel time and make the bus companies and parents aware in the event they need to re-route.

Remember when you go up for judging that you are judged in all categories at once, so please bring your research and your robot for technical design to the judging area when you are queued up.


2012 CONSENT AND RELEASE AGREEMENT FLL.pdf 2012 CONSENT AND RELEASE AGREEMENT FLL


UNITED STATES FOUNDATION FOR THE INSPIRATION AND RECOGNITION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (FIRST ®)
CONSENT AND RELEASE AGREEMENT
Participant Name: ______________________________
If Participant is under 18 years of age, Parent/Guardian Name: ______________________________
Participant Date of Birth if under 18 years of age [MM/DD/YYYY]:_____________________________ Participant Address: _________________________________________________________________________ Participant Email (If Participant is under 18 years of age, Parent/Guardian Email):_________________________

The Participant identified above (“Participant”) desires to participate (as a team member, coach, mentor, judge, or in some other manner) in the FIRST® Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO® League, Junior FIRST LEGO League, or another FIRST program (the “Programs”). As a condition of allowing Participant to participate in a Program, United States Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (“FIRST”) requires that the Participant (by his or her Parent/Guardian if under 18 years of age) agree to the terms of this Consent and Release Agreement.
  1. Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) understands that participation in the Program will expose Participant to risks of injury including, without limitation, injury from: building, lifting, and using electrical/mechanical robots and robot components; using tools; other participants; dancing and other associated activities. Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) understands that FIRST does not select, employ, supervise or otherwise exercise authority or control over the coaches, mentors, and other participants in the Program. Participant, if 18 years of age or older, acknowledges and agrees that he/she is primarily responsible for his/her safety. The Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age acknowledges and agrees that the Parent/Guardian is primarily responsible for the Participant’s safety and that the Parent/Guardian will monitor, as appropriate considering the age of the Participant and other factors, the Participant’s participation in the Program.
  2. In consideration for FIRST allowing the Participant to participate in a Program, Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age for and on behalf of the Participant and the Parent/Guardian) assumes all risk of such participation and hereby releases FIRST and (except as expressly provided below) all of FIRST’s directors, officers, employees, volunteers, and agents from any and all claims for any injury of any kind to the Participant (and the Parent/Guardian) or other damages that may occur as a result of the Participant’s participation in the Program, including without limitation any injuries or other damages that may be caused by the negligence of FIRST or negligence of any of FIRST’s directors, officers, employees, volunteers, or agents (including without limitation negligently failing to adequately investigate or screen coaches, mentors, volunteers, etc.), and agrees not to file any lawsuit or otherwise make any claim against FIRST or any of FIRST’s directors, officers, employees, volunteers, or agents for any such injury or other damages. The Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) does not hereby release any claims against any individual person who intentionally causes injury to the Participant.
  3. Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) understands that photographs, videotapes, and other recordings will be made of participants in the Programs, including the Participant. Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) consents to those photographs, videotapes, and other recordings and the use thereof (i) as part of a record of the Program and (ii) to promote FIRST and the Programs.
Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) has read this document and understands that this Consent and Release Agreement includes a waiver of the right to make injury claims that is intended to be legally binding. By signing below, Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) agrees to this Consent and Release Agreement.
_________________________________________________
Signature (of Participant if 18 years of age or older or Parent/Guardian if Participant under 18)

________________________ ___________________________ Printed name of person signing Date

FLL: What to Bring to an Event


Stuff to Bring to an Event
·       Robot and attachments
·       Signed Consent and Release forms - English/ Spanish  
·       Parts kit
·       Print out of programs and robot specification page
·       Materials, props, and equipment needed for Project presentation
·       Laptop computer with batteries and/or AC adaptor, extra batteries, extension cords
·       Team scrapbook
·       Team banner, posters, or other  decorations for pit space
·       Snacks and drinks
·       Storage box for personal items
·       USB cable or IR tower
·       Programming garage
·       Team introduction page
·       Fun, inexpensive gifts to share with other teams (pins, hats, personalized, team playing cards)