Monday, April 19, 2010

Rock N' Roll Robots, LOL Comets, FIRST Lego League Results!

Popular Mechanics has an article today about Girl Scouts winning big at The FIRST championships over the weekend in Atlanta, Ga.

Girl Scout team The Rock N' Roll Robots took home FIRST's most prestigious award - The Inspire Award - at the 2010 national championship. The FIRST Tech Challenge Inspire Award is given to the team that truly embodies the ‘challenge’ of the FTC program. The team that receives this award is chosen by the judges as having best represented an ideal team, is a top contender for all other judging categories and is a strong competitor on the field. The Inspire Award winning team will receive an invitation to advance to the next level event, until hopefully advancing to The World Championship Event.

Coming in first place for Mechanical Design is Girl Scout team LOL Comets! The LOL Comets implemented a design that shielded their light sensor - a critical element for this year’s task. The result of this shielding was that the differences in lighting on various fields had little effect on the robot’s performance.

Congrats to everyone involved!