Team 3061: Huskie Robotics

collaborating to create; innovating to inspire

FLL Rookie Training

New to FLL? That’s great! On September 10, 2016, there will be a workshop just for you at Naperville North High School (899 Mill St, Naperville). We offer Coach and Team Training, including:

  • A presentation about the fundamentals of FLL
  • A review of the Animal Allies Challenge
  • An overview of the tournament
  • An interactive programming workshop
  • An activity involving the Animal Allies Challenge for the kids
  • Coaching tips for Strategy, Design, Programming, and more

The training will run from 8:30 to 4:00. $40 covers coaches and up to 3 team members. Register at the FIRST Illinois Robotics web site. This is a fantastic way to start your FLL 2016-2017 Challenge! We would love to see you there!

Email ilflltraining@gmail.com for more info.

How to Get Started in FLL Workshop!

Do you know anyone with kids from 4th to 8th grade who might be interested in starting a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team?

We are hosting a workshop on “How to Get Started in FLL” on Wednesday, May 11 at 7pm at NNHS in room 184. More information is in the flyer.

This session is for adults who might be interested in coaching or starting a team. We will cover what FIRST is, how to register, tips for getting off to a good start, and a Q&A with students who have participated or mentored in FLL.

Attendees may register at tinyurl.com/jm4ddnf.

2016 Rock City Regional

On March 9th, 28 members of Huskie Robotics took a ten hour drive to Little Rock, AR. There we competed against 49 other teams. Before the match, two of our Huskies, Jeff and Natalie, sang the national anthem to start off the games. In our first four matches Morgana experienced a bit of damage, but luckily our amazing team in the pit was able to repair her in time for our next matches. Our Chairman’s team: Justin, Shilpa, and Andrew did an amazing job presenting and although Chairman’s was awarded to Team 932 Circuit Chargers we will be coming back stronger than ever at Midwest.

Also during the competition we kept up our Gracious Professionalism spirit by helping other teams code their robots and lend out parts. One of our team members, Dillon, had helped 3 teams with their programming and autonomous. The great results were shown in the competition when those robots were on the field. After a few more matches, an accident occurred leading to a power outage. FIRST staff worked to figure out a solution and implemented their plan of moving straight to alliance selections.

Huskie Robotics was ranked 18 and we were graciously selected to be on the 8th seeded alliance by Teams 3931 and 932, the Cockadoodle Dominators and Circuit Chargers. As the eighth seeded alliance we competed against the first seeded alliance. With our strong defense and scoring from our teammates we put up a good match. In the end, the first seeded alliance with Bomb Squad as their captain won and moved on in the qualifiers. Even though we were did not move on, we did learn a lot from various challenges that we encountered and we will be attending the Midwest Regional in Chicago at the UIC Pavilion March 31st to April 2nd. Come cheer us on and hope to see you all there!

Here is a small clip of one of our matches we played during the quarterfinals. We’ve got some good defense going for us!
One of our matches

–Natalie

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