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We went to a meeting with Mrs. Abha Chauhan three teams Fiery Phoenixes, Triple A's, and H2O Megabots. We mentored these three teams on the software side of WeDo 2.o because previously, they had a limited amount of knowledge on the subject. We provided tutorials so they could work through learning the software themselves. It was an overall good outcome and we felt that the three teams developed a grasp on the software.
Our team hosted various training sessions at USRA Meet the Field such as Connections and Configurations, Autonomous Programing, Judging and Awards, and Competition Day. We had a very good turnout and felt we reached out to many FTC teams. This event was successful for us. We were able to make an impact on 5-6 different teams from the workshops that we held. This event was also a good event for our team, as we were able to work on our robot and presentation. The one thing that we need to work on is advertisement of our events. We had hoped for a larger turn out, but did not get as many teams as we hoped. Overall, this event was a lot of fun.
This is another one of the FLL Fridays hosted by KID Museum. The goal for this event is to help every team improve in at least one aspect of their robot. We helped various teams with their robots, both hardware and software. We also helped a team with the math of moving distances. This should help them in the long run as they will have a much easier time making new missions. This event was exciting as it was fun to see kids learn and get their missions to work successfully. One thing that we need to improve on is setting up and fixing mission models. Every single FLL Friday there has been one mission that has not worked and we think there might be something wrong with the assembly. We need review the instruction and fix the mission next FLL Friday.
On November 2nd, our team went to the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) to present to their new FTC team (Team 13792). We presented our Judging and Awards session, which covers what to expect on competition day and how to prepare for judging. The presentation includes stories about the experiences which most shaped our team, how collaborating with other teams allowed us to learn and grow, and what we did to be successful. This ties in with our mission for our FTC outreach program: to increase collaboration across the FTC community, and focus on paying FTC forward.
We started a club at Watkins Mill Elementary School. This is a Title-One school, with 78% Free and Reduced Meal students, and we want to make robotics accessible to them. At the session, we gave our presentation introducing FLL Jr. We also answered questions about feasibility of this club based on our experience with the club at William B. Gibbs Elementary School
funding. As this was a Title 1 school, they wanted to know what resources were going to be available to them. We let them know that we would be providing WeDo Kits, team meeting guides, and engineering notebooks. We want to wait until March to start the club so that the materials we have given to William B. Gibbs can be used at Watkins Mill Software - WeDo 2.0 is currently not working for William B. Gibbs Elementary School because of restrictions the school system has on downloading apps on chromebooks. The two options were to either wait until the issue was resolved or for the kids to bring in tablets, of which the second was not applicable to Watkins Mill.