Received new FLL FieldSet for Body Forward

Received new FLL FieldSet for Body Forward season. Mat is much softer than I thought it would be. All kinds of different body parts and devices to be built.

Patrol Llama

My version of a patrol Llama. Original from Lego NXT site, and actually this got modded significantly after the picture (front wheels made no sense).

The first version came from http://mindstorms.lego.com/en-us/News/ReadMore/Default.aspx?id=136785

I subsequently modified it a bit mechanically and created a patrolling program for it. Part of the program (or at least something like it) is up near the end of: http://fller.pbworks.com/ParcMeeting20100404

The Llama actually randomly patrols in different directions [looking for something to spit at], so it is slightly fancier than that program. If you want the full version, I can send it to you. And in about two weeks there should be a version on the web after the kids dissect and document the bots (see Robot Activity #2 at http://fller.pbworks.com/ParcCourse)

NorCal League Results

You can see the original by following the link:
* http://www.norcalfll.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=159:2009-norcal-fll-championship-results&catid=48:2009-smart-move

But I wanted our own copy of the table:

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FLL Coaching / Learning Resources

Books

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This is a new blog about FLL (First Lego League) and Robotics

This is a new blog about FLL (First Lego League) and Robotics. ┬áMy family and I have been watching Mindstorms and the FLL tournaments for a while now, but this year we are making-the-plunge into preparing to compete… or at least understand everything that entails.