2014 FIRST Robotics Registration FLL and FTC, PPPL May 17th!

I have successfully registered the FLL team and FTC using the new 2014 FIRST TIMS system(s).  I am working with my assistants to get them registered and I am waiting until they get processed to be able to proceed. Team members will be receiving information about how to register once the teams coaches and assistants are processed!

FLL’s new team number is 307 The Gear Girls.  This name and number will stay with the team along with FTC 6934 The TranSisters!

We will be presenting at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, this Saturday May 17th from 10 – 2pm along with FLL Neon Spirit, FTC WAGS and FRC Midknight Inventors and Roborovers!

GPS/Directions: 100 Stellarator Road, Princeton NJ 08540

Here is some cool robotics links:

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore received $8,000 from The Curchin Group

A BIG THANK YOU to @[263554773690066:274:The Curchin Open Mini Golf Tournament] for presenting GSJS with a check for $8,000! The event was a ton of fun and we're so grateful to be selected as one of the two charities to receive half the proceeds from the mini golf outing. Click this link to read all about it: http://girlscoutsjs.org/151-council-news/8558-girl-scouts-of-the-jersey-shore-receives-8-000-from-curchin-group-mini-golf-open

A BIG THANK YOU to The Curchin Open Mini Golf Tournament for presenting GSJS with a check for $8,000! The event was a ton of fun and we’re so grateful to be selected as one of the two charities to receive half the proceeds from the mini golf outing.

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore received $8,000 from The Curchin Group, LLC, a mid-sized, full-service accounting firm based in Red Bank, during the Eighth Annual Open Miniature Golf Tournament this past November. Clients, sponsors and friends played a round of miniature golf on Curchin’s team-designed nine-hole course flowing throughout the firm’s office. Members of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore’s robotics team designed the miniature golf hole made from recycled materials.

“We are very thankful to the Curchin Group for not only hosting a fun and fabulous event, but for selecting the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore as one of the two local charities to receive half the proceeds from the miniature golf open,” said Susan H. McClure, chief executive officer, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. “The Curchin Group’s generous donation is helping Girl Scouts throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties grow into strong, independent women.”

Total proceeds from the event amounted to $16,000 with Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore and Family & Children’s Service in Long Branch each receiving $8,000. Over the past eight years, The Curchin Open has raised and donated approximately $105,000 to local charities.

Awesome FIRST “Winter” FTC/FLL Meets

20131207_102517 Awesome Girl Power! We had an amazing   weekend of FIRST.  Our FLL team 2468! Bouquet Bunch had great presentations and was in FIRST place in the robot game with 197 points.  They were complimented on their project and the judges were interested in the project going into production. We will submit the project to the FLL Global Innovation Challenge

They finished the day with a decent ranking and had a great time.  I look forward to working with the learning new EV 3 functions and programs.

Their next event will be our JrFLL Expo on March 22nd.

Our FTC team had a great time at the “Winter Meet”.  We finished 12th and  have 257 QP points!  And it snowed, which has always been good luck for our robotics team.

Our next event will be at the GS PAC on January 11th, 2014!

FTC 6934!

FTC 6934!

Curchin Mini Golf Outing! Wed. Nov 6th! 4pm – 7pm

Come join us for the Curchin Mini Golf Outing and see our “Girl Scout/Robotics Themed” Mascot!  GSJS Robotics girls are free, parents and supporting adults are invited to participate ($20).  See the link for details.

200 Schulz Drive, Suite 400, Red Bank (Just of Exit 109!) 4pm – 7pm.

Special Flight Program and Robotics Meeting

After our Troop 171 special program @ RMiller Ocean County Airport we will have our FTC meeting. (FLL is cancelled due to their program starting @5pm)

I have some data to share and points to go over. Then we will meet at the GS Toms River Branch @5:30pm

Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity (TED.com)

You must watch the inspirational 20 min talk with – Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity (TED.com) Like watching a wise sage share his wisdom with humanity!

I feature cool science on Friday’s in class called – Phun Physics Phryday!

I featured Robotics this week! Here is a playlist of cool video’s

Girl Power! Prototyping and Team MOE!

FRC team 433 Firebirds! All Girl Team, The Firebirds host an off season competition called girlPOWER (Preparing. Outstanding. Women. Engineers. through Robotics) FIRST Robotics Event today.  Check out their “Rock your Bot’ty!” Promotional event and CBS coverage of 2011

Cool FTC team 365 Moe and cool Blog

Here are some cool team prototypes. Keep thinking on your prototype ideas we will narrow our choices and order some more equipment.

Next week we are involved with Spooktacular! so no robotics/GS meeting on Friday

Registered for FLL Rowan Qualifier Dec 7th

FLL Rowan Qualifier Dec 7th – Student Center
201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028 USA
  • DE State Championship FLL (FTC?) will be on Feb 15th, 2014
    New Castle Air National Guard Base (166th Airlift Wing), 2600 Spruance Drive, New Castle, DE 19720

    Huge Announcement! We are hosting FTC Jan 11th Meet! @PAC!

    Please look over the NJ-FTC Schedule of Meets, Qualifiers, State and Super Regional Events (Excel) or (pdf).  Let me know if you have conflicts with:

    • Friday, Nov 1st – Meet?
    • Saturday, Nov 16 – Qualifier?

    We are now Hosting our “Jersey Shore Block Party” on Saturday Jan 11th, 2014! @PAC

    Basically our best two Meet/Qualifer scores are averaged and qualify us for the State Championship. At qualifiers afternoon matches are counted for awards.  *News Flash* 8 team from the State Champion will Advance to the Super Regional (TBA Mid March?).  See specific advancement criteria at the NJ-FTC Website

    See you Tuesday.  Look up and be prepared to share links to machines/robots/FIRST games that pick things up/throw things (Think garbage truck/ball pitch machine/etc). I will share this *NEW RobotC Block Party Robot Examples!

    Reminder text, email or contact me otherwise if you know you will miss any meetings.  Also send me a response via email that you received this email.

    Message from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT): The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing will be accepting applications from girls in grades 9 to 12 starting on Wednesday, September 18th. Awards are $500, laptop, trip to NC! and a cool engraved trophy! See award poster and go to www.ncwit.org/award on September 18th!

    FTC Block Party is Live! Be prepared for Brainstorming!

    Open Workshop: We will review the FTC Block Party kickoff materials.  Please watch the movie, download the manuals and be prepared for our Brainstorming session.  We will work on prototyping our idea’s using foam core, cardboard, rubber bands, staples to analyze our best strategies for this years game.  Note we will have the FLL team also brainstorming their “Nature’s Fury” game and presenting their research project idea’s.