San Diego FTC – Workshop

San Diego FTC – Workshop

Why is Math always sad? Because it’s got nothing but problems.

This and many other bad jokes kept the audience of students, mentors, and coaches for San Diego FTC amused in between technical and information sessions at a regional FTC workshop held virtually on 12/19/20.

FTC Regional Program Partner Matt Nilsen shared that the region will assign teams to their league in January and that teams will get to test out the virtual systems in mid-January league meets.

Over eighty attendees logged in to learn what to include in their Robot Inspection videos, how the Remote Hub works, details and deadlines for Dean’s List applicants, and technical breakout sessions hosted by local teams. Throughout the call attendees designed a region-wide fun challenge at the end of the call to wrap up the session with a hands-on, virtual competition using game elements from this season’s challenge.

Devin Briese provided an overview of what teams need to include on their Hardware Inspection videos and shared where teams can get more information.

Julie Bonnardel reviewed the process for students to apply for Dean’s List followed by Victor Cicarrelli providing the region their first overview of the remote hub. Cicarrelli will host subsequent training classes for teams to get more experience with the virtual hub before regional league play begins.

Three teams, Roboctopi, Crash Test, and Mechanical Advantage then led breakout sessions to help other teams with their industrial designs for this season’s robots.

Students and coaches got into the fun sharing seasonal and other bad jokes like these: Who is the fattest knight at the round table? SirCumfrence. He got that way from eating too much pi.

Follow more fun from San Diego FTC at sdftc.org!

Los Angeles FLL – Event Results

Los Angeles FLL – Event Results

Though the events may be virual this year, the excitement is 100% real!

The below video captures the surprise and joy from team Athena when they learn they are Champions of the Los Angeles FIRST LEGO League Challenge Championship event.

Championship Event – December 12th

Following the Qualifying Tournaments, Los Angeles FLL held their Championship on Saturday, December 12. The awards ceremony was held live on LAFLL YouTube.

Champions

Athena

Robot Performance

SF Hackers – 515
RoboWizards – 470
Production Quality
Rusty Sailors
Athena

Robot Design

UFO (Ultra Fit Ostrich)
SF HAckers
Innovative Project
Ev3lution
MR Squared

Judges Award

Lightning Bots
Those Guys
Global Innovation Nominee
Ev3olution

Core Values

Rusty Sailors
Three Musketeers

Qualifying Tournaments – Nov 21st & 22nd

59 teams competed in Los Angeles FLL Qualifying Tournaments November 21st and 22nd.

Teams submitted and were judged on their videos of their Robot Performance as well as  a 15 minute video of the Innovative Project, Robot Design and their Core Values.

The awards were held live on YouTube with the following teams awarded trophies and 25 teams advanced to the Championships.  

Champions

Robo Wizards Club
UFO (Ultra Fit Ostrich)

Innovative Project

Triangle Triad
AUTOMATONS
TechnoTitans
Mission Mavericks

Robot Design

Robochimps
Athena
MRsquared
EV3LUTION

Judges Award

The Nuggets
The Coders of the Round Table
Galstonbot
Galactic Circuits

Core Values

Robocatz
SCDC ROBO Warriors
Brick Bots
SF Hackers
Robot Performance
SF Hackers – 495
Robo Wizards Club – 445
Robo Tech Heroes – 440
Lightning Bots – 375
Production Quality
Blockheads
Robo Tech Heroes
Athena
Galstonbot
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