Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Inventioneers at First Night!

Do you know anyone interested in learning more about FIRST LEGO League? Well, here's an awesome opportunity to see some teams in action and spend a fun day in Boston. We'll be doing robot demonstrations and promoting FLL at the Hynes Convention Center from 1-5:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve day (December 31). Check us out as well as other FIRST teams with all the other fun activities at the Hynes as part of Boston's First Night Celebration. We'll be in room 202 so stop by and say "Hi"!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Fun Snack for Meetings!

We don't know about your team but for our team, snacks are what make the magic happen! Here is one of our team's favorites. Also a great treat for New Year's Day!

Cappuccino Muffins

Espresso Spread:
4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Monday, December 21, 2009

Survey Answers

Survey on Dangers of Distracted Driving

While most of the survey questions asked for your opinions, some tested your Don't DUIT knowledge. Here are the correct answers: (if you haven't taken the survey, don't peek at these answers yet!)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thanks for Taking Our Survey!

We just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who filled out our survey. We hope you learned how dangerous DUIT (Driving Under the Influence of Texting) really is. If you haven't gotten the chance to take our survey, or find out about DUIT, you can access it from the home page of our blog. Check out the top right column.

Keep those surveys coming!

Thanks again,
The Inventioneers

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

State Tournament News

Congratulations to all the teams who participated in the NH State FLL Championship tournament on Sunday, December 6th. We were so happy to see so many rookie teams experiencing their first big tournament. I guess we can't call them rookie teams anymore!!

We give a big "High 5" to Kerry Creeden and Chris Palie of BAE Systems for putting together an awesome event and "High 5" also to all the volunteers who judged, supervised, oversaw, refereed and herded teams throughout the day. The robots were great and we always marvel at how rookie teams can take a concept that we, as veterans, gave up on and then make it look so easy. You guys make FLL Rock!!!!

We were honored to receive the Champion's Award and we plan to make NH proud at the World Championship in Atlanta in April 2010. We so appreciate the BAE grant making it possible for us to attend!

Thanks also for the tremendous support we felt from NH teams. We know that FLL is a life-changing program that develops key life skills and ingenuity - and that makes all of us FLLers winners!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Things to Bring to a Tournament

Lots of us here in NH are getting ready for the state tournament being held on Sunday, December 6th. Here are some things we want to remind you to bring to a tournament.

Technical/Game Table

-Robot and attachments

-Computer with programs and download cable

-Spare LEGO parts (a "first aid kit")


-Any props you might have

-Any visual aides you might have

-Resource list


-You really don't bring anything into teamwork judging except your team and great teamwork. Remember to have fun!

Pit and other

-Pit display board about your team/project if you have one

-Give away(s) if you have any

-A bin if you to store coats (especially with snow in the forecast!) under your pit table to keep them contained and out of the way.

-An extension cord/power strip if you want to plug in a computer or charge your batteries

Remember, have lots of fun, cheer for every team, come see us at our pit if you have a chance, and good luck!