2/29/2014 BEST Update

Sep 30

The BEST team completed several milestones this first week:

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FLL World Class Project Video

Sep 29

Have you seen the official FLL project video for this year’s competition? Here it is…

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FLL 2014

Sep 25

FLL has gotten off to a somewhat slow start this year due to some hiccups with team registration but hopefully these are behind us now and we can get up and running with our project and robot work next week. One Tuesday, we’ll brainstorm ideas for the project – we need to pick some subject that we all want to learn about, research how it’s taught today and come up with some fun, new ways that it could be taught in the future. Once we have a subject picked, I’ll see if I can find some experts to come and talk to us about it.

As far as the robot goes, the new game rules are available and everyone should be reading them to get an idea of the problems they should be building the robot to solve. You can find the information on the main FLL site at http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2014fllworldclass. Click the “Download Challenge” link to get the document with the field, mission and scoring information. We’ll have a short quiz with prizes next Tuesday so getting up to speed on the scoring and rules may be profitable!

To help keep everyone informed, we also have a mailing list that you can subscribe to. You can find the sign up page here and I promise we won’t send more than a couple of emails a week.

Mr. Wilson

PS: I would really appreciate a couple more adult volunteers to help out with the project side of the competition. Currently there are only two of us involved and there’s a lot to cover when we’re both new to the team. If you can help out, please drop me a line at dave@webartz.com or give me a call on 512 299 1763.

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Welcome Mr. Joe Davis

Sep 24

Please welcome Mr. Joe Davis as an additional faculty sponsor for the DSMS Robotics club.  Mr. Davis will be assisting parent mentor, Dave Wilson, with the FLL competition this fall allowing Mr. Norman time to work more closely with the BEST team.

 

 

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Tiger BEST Questionnaire

Sep 23

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QQen66uG8G-nGVhzcKT13SFbfygR8VLMTJsUkIdy7T0/viewform?usp=send_form

 

If you would like to participate on the BEST team, please fill out this form to provide information for the team website.

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Homecoming parade preparations

Sep 21

A great opportunity  for Oscar to participate in the Dripping Springs Homecoming parade (10/8/2014) presented itself and we’ve signed Oscar up!

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BEST Kick-off Corrections

Sep 17

The Capitol Area BEST site has/had last year’s agenda posted for the event this Saturday. The previous posts on this site have been updated to reflect the correct 2014 agenda which you should have received when you registered with EventBrite.  It can be found here:

http://www.capitol-best.org/kickoff/Capitol_BEST_Kickoff_2014_Instructions.pdf

Changes to what was previously posted and what was discussed with the kids are:

  • Ending time – event concludes with the kit distribution.  This effort starts at 1pm (earlier than last year).
  • Breakfast items will be available at the start of the event – LUNCH WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.
  • There will be NO tours of the fab facility this year.

Mr. Lohman, one of our BEST mentors, will be our escort for the event.   If something comes up and you decide not to attend, please let us know with a call or text to 512.809.9233.

Sorry for the confusion!

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