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FLL Animal Allies 2016

FLL Challenge

Robot Game

Overview

Our team uses LEGO Mindstorm EV3 system. As required by the FLL rules, our team's robot is made of LEGO and EV3 parts. To program our robots, we use the EV3 programming software. This software is highly image-based, and uses block-like modules to tell our robot what to do.

Challenge

For the game this year, the theme is FLL Animal Allies. There are several missions that teams may accomplish in 2 minutes and 30 seconds of the robot game with an autonomous (not remote controlled) robot.

Robot Design

Robot comprises of motors, sensors, EV3/ NXT brick and robot attachments. Don't worry if your robot design does not work the first time.

Programming

Try to use a proportional line follower to follow any lines on the robot game mat. Also, try experimenting with different programming blocks.

The Project

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Project

Doing the FLL project is a very exciting experience as it challenges students to think creatively and work as a team to create solutions for real-world problems. Here are the main steps for completing the FLL project:

Step 1: Find a real world problem related to the FLL challenge for the current year.

Step 2: Reach out to experts in the related field to get input regarding the project idea.

Step 3: Design a solution and test for proper working.

Step 4: Reach out to organizations and people for showing the project solution and get feedback.

Step 5: Pick a delivery style and prepare for the presentation for the FLL challenge.

Step 6: Present the project solution in the FLL competition.

Resources

BrickLink

Lego Education

You can buy Lego parts from BrickLink and the Lego Education Store.

PID Line Follower

Click on the PID Line Follower link to visit a helpful website to learn more.

FIRST Forums

The FIRST forum is a great for asking questions. Also, a lot of tips can be found there.

EV3 and NXT Programming Tuitorials

Click on the website link to learn more about EV3 and NXT programming through various tuitorials.

News

Robo Disruptors Coverage by The Almanac - June 8, 2016

The Robo Disruptors participation in the FLL Razorback International Championship on May 19-22, 2016 at the Univeristy of Arkansas got the coverage by The Almanac.

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FLL Razorback Invitational Championship - May 19-22, 2016

It was an exciting experience participating at the FLL Razorback Invitational Championship held at the Univeristy of Arkansas Campus, Fayetteville, AR! At this tournament, 72 Grand Champion teams from all around the world were invited. It was an incredible experience to meet the teams from so many countries (Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, and USA)!

It is exciting to announce that the Robo Disruptors were awarded the Second Place Robot Mechanical Design Award at the Invitational!

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Robotics Workshops Level 2 - March 12, 2016

The Robo Disruptors hosted two successful Robotics Workshops in South Fayette township creating a fun and learning atmosphere for kids from grades 3-8. In total, 32 kids participated in these workshops. Due to significant interest for this workshop, two additional sessions will be held on April 23, 2016 at Bridgeville Public Library.

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Robotics Workshop Grades 3-4

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Robotics Workshop Grades 5-8

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Robo Disruptors FLL Story by IN South Fayette Community Magazine - Spring 2016

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The Robo Disruptors participation in the Western PA FLL State Championship on January 9th, 2016 at the La Roche College got the coverage by the IN South Fayette Community Magazine.

Grand Champions January 9,2016

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Second Place Champion's Award

Thank you to the organizers and volunteers for making the Western PA FLL State Championship event a huge success and FUN!! 75 teams participated in this epic celebration at the La Roche College.

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Western PA FLL Championship, January 9th 2016

Robotics Workshop Coverage by IN South Fayette Community Magazine - Winter 2015

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The Robotics Workshops hosted by Robo Disruptors in at the South Fayette and Bridgeville library during Aug-Sep 2015 got the coverage by the IN South Fayette Community Magazine.

Robotics Workshops - September 26, 2015

The Robo Disruptors hosted two successful Robotics Workshops at Bridgeville Public Library for kids from grades 3-8. The original four workshops at the South Fayette Library were extended to the Bridgeville library, based on a strong response from the community for these workshops. Approximately 100 children from South Fayette and Chartiers Valley school districts participated in these six workshops, exploring the world of engineering and robotics.

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Robotics Workshop Grades 3-4

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Robotics Workshop Grades 5-8

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Robotics Workshop Coverage by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - September 18, 2015

The Robotics Workshop hosted by Robo Disruptors at the South Fayette Library got the coverage by the local newspaper Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Click here to see the news and video clip.

Robotics Workshops - September 12, 2015

The Robo Disruptors hosted two successful Robotics Workshops in South Fayette township creating a fun and learning atmosphere for kids from grades 3-8. In total, 32 kids participated in these workshops. Due to significant interest for this workshop, two additional sessions will be held on September 26, 2015 at Bridgeville Public Library.

If you are interested in getting information about our future workshops, please complete the form in Contact Us page to subscribe to our mailing list.

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Robotics Workshop Grades 3-4

Pictures are available here.

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Robotics Workshop Grades 5-8

Pictures are available here.

Robotics Workshops - August 29, 2015

The Robo Disruptors hosted two successful Robotics Workshops in South Fayette township creating a fun and learning atmosphere for kids from grades 3-8. In total, 32 kids participated in these workshops. Due to significant interest for this workshop, two additional sessions will be held on September 12, 2015.

If you are interested in getting information about our future workshops, please complete the form in Contact Us page to subscribe to our mailing list.

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Robotics Workshop Grades 3-4

Pictures are available here.

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Robotics Workshop Grades 5-8

Pictures are available here.

North American Invitational Championship - May 15-17, 2015

It was an exciting experience participating at the North American International Championship at Legoland, California!

First Place Grand Champions January 17,2015

Thank you to the Western PA FLL Championship Tournament organizers and volunteers for making the event a huge success and FUN!! 65 teams participated in this epic celebration at the La Roche College.

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