Last Saturday, Huskie Robotics hosted their annual FLL Coaches Clinic. Coaches and team members alike learned more about the inner workings of FLL by taking a deeper look into the project, core values, and robot aspects of the competition. Attendees tested their new knowledge with various team building and Mindstorm based activities and challenges. All the training material covered can be found here.
On August 29, Huskie Robotics, FRC Team 3061, held their second annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) clinic at Naperville North High School. Over eighty participants came to learn about the various aspects of the this year’s FLL challenge. We had sessions on FLL Core Values and Project. There were also programming workshops for everybody and strategy and design session for the coaches, led by experienced alumni and mentors of the FLL program. We even had the head FLL judge for Illinois, Brian Gravelle, give an in-depth review of the challenge with some helpful tips. All in all, we had a great time at the clinic and helped many community teams.
Huskie Robotics will be hosting a double FLL Qualifying Tournament at Naperville North High School on Saturday, December 5th, so stay tuned for future updates!
By Brandon John
On Saturday, August 9, Huskie Robotics demonstrated Annie at the 2014 Scout AirFest at Lewis University. AirFest was designed for Cub Scouts through Boy Scouts, to showcase STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), and aviation in particular. Also with us that day was FRC Team 4292: PorterBots, FLL teams Titanium Ducks and Toyminators, and FTC team Crazy Eights.
While we were there, we demonstrated Annie’s abilities to throw the ball by passing it into the cheering crowd. We also displayed her driving and cooperation skills with the Porterbots. A first for us was a ‘hands on’ section where we let the scouts have a turn at driving Annie and the PorterBot on the tennis court.
Below are some photos we took. The PorterBots have a great collection on their Facebook page. Also below is a video filmed and produced by Dhipak using his quadcopter!