At this event, we taught students in FLL intermediate EV3 programming. The first thing we did was go over the parts learned from the previous training (our beginning EV3 training session) as well as the homework we gave. We covered topics such as using sensors, line-following, loops, and switches. We hope that some of the teams we have trained will receive programming awards at their competitions!
William B Gibbs Elementary School Fall Festival
12615 Royal Crown Dr (Germantown, MD)
We went to the Gibbs Elementary School Fall Festival to pitch FIRST LEGO League Junior to the students/families. We had one table with flyers and the FLL Junior equipment, one for the FLL challenge, and the FTC robot was being demoed to the other side.. We had over 21 families sign up to learn more about the program.
This event was hosted to accommodate families from Gibbs Elementary who wanted to learn more about FLL Jr after attending our other outreach events.
We went over costs, how to register, what the program is, and the skills that students would retain. In between the presentation, we had groups of three work together to build a model of something that inspired them to simulate an actual meeting. After we built the model and discussed the program, we had the Crazy Builders present a real life example of an FLL Jr team. This was really interesting, not only for the attendees but also for us as we got to witness an FLL Jr team discuss their project in person.
At the event, we had multiple activities happening. We had 3 tables with EV3 robots that kids could program that were run by Maanav, Rohan, and Shruti. We made up a challenge called “Four Seasons” so that we could teach kids how to program. Kids had to learn to drive from point A (fall) to point B (winter), and so on until they were back at fall. On another table, Anika and Jyotsna displayed the FLL Jr. robot, Milo. Here, kids could use voice commands to get Milo to move forwards and backwards. We also brought our pushbot, Luna, for kids to drive around. They could use the arm to stack as many blocks as they could. They also competed for the fastest time to complete a maze that we had set up.
We displayed our pushbot, Luna, and the FLL robot to engage the kids and parents hoping to generate interest in FIRST.