Sunday, November 17, 2013

FLL - Nature's Fury: NYC FLL teams 2013-14...



2013-14 NYC FLL teams

Team # Team Name
10825 Sonic Gears
683 Vulcabotz
12204 OST at MS 74
192 B.R.A.T.S.
1880 Bengal Tigerbots
3334 76ers
6388 Basement Cubs
10092 Robotz
12465 RoboSapiens
14413 Bronx Task Force
15638 Techno Tigers
15898 Tigers
16356 Daedalus
16366 Robotic Bulldogs
16614 Bronx Park Robotics
16984 The Ridder Kids
18177 Boogie Down Bots
18689 Robotics 89
18719 Eistein's Engineers
1869 Master Blasters
1870 Amazon Warriors
2458 Mission Masters
2459 SwaggerBots
2581 Royal Sages
3626 832F Wolves
5354 MasterMinds
5355 MasterMinds2
5848 Tsunami Bytes
9304 CIS 228
9857 The Sensors
10061 Packer FLL1
10064 Packer FLL2
10654 Gear Hawks
10665 RoboTigers
10675 Smart Bots
10680 Robo-Warriors
10700 Nanowolves
12414 The LEGO Mindblowers
12989 PS 321
13911 Genesis 1
13912 Genesis 2
13916 Genesis 3
13918 Genesis 4
15555 Banneker Bots
16290 Iron Eagles
16628 Sunset Park Prep - Lego My Eggo
16966 Lego Force
17163 Legominds
17234 Math and Science Explorers
17236 Math and Science Problem Solvers
17515 MS 50 Warriors
18094 PAVE Academy
18333 Madibabots NG
18726 Team 1
18729 Team 2
18883 Falcons
18887 Demolition
10658 Mission 11
10661 Blood, Sweat, and Gears
10668 PS 5 Lego Rockets
10672 Lego Legacy 366
10685 Lego Legends
10689 Panther's Robotics
10695 213 Lego Dream Team
10698 Madibabots
8777 warbots
18539 Old Schoolers
18549 New Schoolers
1785 Bleeker Stars
2651 The Abbe Robotic Panthers
5332 Queens Robotics Club
8720 FHRL Storm Troopers
8721 LEGO Monsters
8722 GirlBots
8724 Planetary Forces
8725 FHRL Team 4
8726 FHRL Team 6
11690 Team 7
14720 Team 9
16219 MELS Blue
17912 Team 10
17366 Ryan Lions
440 TopGearz
452 Not Sure Yet
7159 FLL @ Sacred Heart
17928 Saint Pancras School Robotics Club
447 SuperBotz
5065 Slaughterbots
18240 Robo Griffins
8177 DIVA STEAM
1357 RoboTron II
4000 Hurricane Pandas
8965 RoboBeta
3374 Roboblaster
1043 P.S. 199Q Lego Robotics Team #1
1047 P.S. 199Q Lego Robotics Team #2
12684 49er Miners
15575 Robosapiens
15576 Robo Ninja
573 Thunderbots
1709 Trinity School Blue
1717 Trinity School Gold
1949 Medabots
4368 DWI SCI
4448 G.O.
4449 F.O.R.T.H.
4451 U.N.A.F.R.A.I.D.
4697 Innovators
5352 LREI A
5356 LREI B
8488 Chapin Blizzards
8542 The Chapin Wild Firee
10628 Manhattan Monsters
11721 ICE ROCbotics
11989 Hurricanes
12119 Chargers
12123 Cougars
12572 D.A.L.T.O.N.
12744 RobotI.C.S.
12978 PS11 Team
13381 Elite
13751 RoboTRONS
13759 DROIDMakers
13933 Robotics
14821 The Automators
15086 Super Awesome Team
15099 Dutchmen
15234 The Digital Pride
15719 Chelsea Cyber One
15735 Chelsea Robo Duex
15845 CGPS Fury Fighters
15929 Space Cases
16769 Hau-yu Chu
17077 Grace Gremlins
17179 Middle School Robotics
17502 Milbotics
18575 PS11 FLL Robotic Team Team 2
18593 Isaac Newton
18798 P.S. 9 Robotics Team
18856 TBA
18878 Lego Lions
18921 Girl Scout Bionic Women
2276 Rockin Botz
2278 Short Circuits
14513 Little Warriors of East Harlem
5357 Quantum Club
4584 Stormy Weather
3280 RA Tech Titans
15981 SLCD Robotics
8562 Owl Bots
16714 NXT Generation
4199 Robo Fusion 192
15212 192 Scholars
1274 Knights of 24
1276 Dark Knights of 24
1282 Rouge Knights of 24
1285 Knights of the Olde Republic
1342 PS 57 R Robotics Team
2274 Wizards
2277 Marauder Bots
2346 Eagles
4553 Mustangs
4556 Mustangs 2
4558 Mustangs 3
6570 St. Clare's Transformers 1
6573 St. Clare's Transformers 2
6574 St. Clare's Transformers 3
6576 St. Clare's Transformers 4
11393 Robo-Panthers

See ya @ the games!

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Friday, November 8, 2013

FRC Robots in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade...

Five FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams will be taking part in the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on November 28, 2013 at 9am EST (it will be televised live on NBC):

Team 1538, The Holy Cows, from San Diego, Calif.;
Team 1477, Texas Torque, from The Woodlands, Texas;
Team 180, S.P.A.M., from Stuart, Fla.;
Team 16, The Bomb Squad, from Mountain Home, Ark.;
Team 25, Raider Robotix, from North Brunswick, N.J.

The teams will be leading the parade with their 2013 FRC ULTIMATE ASCENT robots which have been modified to perform tasks specifically fot the parade. The Texas Torque team’s robot will do the honor of cutting the ribbon to start the parade and the other robots will shoot confetti as they travel down the 2.5 mile parade route to Macy’s Herald Square. 

How awesome is that?!

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Book Review: More Amazing Vehicles...



More VROOOOM!!! 

In The LEGO Build-It Book: Amazing Vehicles by Nathanaël Kuipers and Mattia Zamboni, No Starch Press 2013, is a nice collection of “build-it” models for the vehicle building LEGO fan. Now, there is MORE; The LEGO Build It Book: MORE Amazing Vehicles by Nathanaël Kuipers and Mattia Zamboni, No Starch Press 2013.

Again, the LEGO Build-It Book it is a full-color illustrated book of 10 rather cool vehicles with very clear step-by-step instructions for building them. As in Vol. 1, the authors include a pictorial list of the LEGO parts you will need to build the models. These parts are basically standard parts, which you probably already have in your LEGO collection or can buy at  http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Pick-A-Brick-ByTheme.

If you are new to building with LEGO or building LEGO vehicles, you do not have to run out and buy Vol. 1 before reading Vol. 2 (but you will probably want to have it anyway in your collection), because there is a section: BUILDING TRICKS, which offers A QUICK REFRESHER, plus new tips and techniques on how to use simple LEGO parts in several different ways for better reinforcement for your models.

At the beginning of the ADANCED section of the book BUILDING TIPS offers three questions to consider when building your own amazing vehicles: 1) Where are the wheels (in relation to the type of vehicle)? 
2) Where is the engine? 
3) Where is the driver seated?
Things you need to think about before you start building that awesome vehicle.

There are 10 models of instructions to inspire:
·      Hot Rod
·      Gran Turismo
·      Chopper
·      Roadster
·      Wrecker
·      Dune Buggy
·      Forklift
·      Big Rig
·      F1 Racer
·      Excavator

My favorite is the Hot Rod!




In all, both The LEGO Build It Book: More Amazing Vehicles by Nathanaël Kuipers and Mattia Zamboni and Vol. 1 are fun books with great ideas and tips for LEGO fans(and possible LEGO fans) ages 7 and up. They are also both available in e-book format.

Note: FLL (FIRST LEGO League) builders this is not robotics, but there are some interesting building tips in both books that just might inspire some ideas for your robot.

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