Archive for December, 2008


Monday, December 15th, 2008

Hi! As you probably already know we are part of First LEGO League an international competition where robots compete to see how many points they can get by doing missions. (If you don’t know this you should go back and read the about us page). Well guess what? We are the Champions! At the Southern California Championship Tournament we won the Champions Award! As a result, we get to go to the World Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. This is very exciting as Champions from all over the world go to compete there. The only downside is that they do not pay for us to go there so the trip will be very spendy.By now your probably wondering how we won the Champions Award. For starters let me explain what the champions award is. The Champions Award is a combination of your scores in robot performance (How many points your robot gets doing missions), robot design, research project, and teamwork. We scored high in all these subjects (3rd place robot performance, call backs on robot design and research) and so we won it!The tournament was very exciting as we were the first people up in robot performance, and we got the privilege of doing our research presentation it front of 8 judges instead of the normal 2. Like the last tournament we warmed up vegan pizza in the solar oven and wore chefs hats for the presentation. The only difference was that we wore  celery and carrots in our hats! In my opinion our research presentation went better than our robot performance. Nobody forgot their lines, everyone spoke fluently, etc. But at the robot performance lots of things went wrong. For example the one of the tables which we where competing at was a little bit shorter then the one next to it so one of the mission models was crooked. Therefor our mission did not work so we didn’t get as many points as we should have. Still, out of 52 teams, we got 3rd place robot performance! We are glad to announce that our team will be going Atlanta in April!Win Legoland for web