First Lego League Brooklyn qualification

400 students from all over Brooklyn raved about the 6 Metrotech Center on the NYU-Poly campus this weekend NYC first Lego League Brooklyn Qualifier for the city-wide Lego Robot Championship. 35 teams competed at the event and 18 took home prizes ranging from the best robot performance to innovative solutions and programming.

The NYU poly The Center for K12 MINT Education, which we wrote about earlier, organized the event. It also helped many teams prepare by making graduates available to help various classrooms prepare to attend. Ben yawn, Director of the center, explained how this effort made it possible to level the playing field between teams and involve schools from across Brooklyn.

“We are making special efforts to give all schools the opportunity to participate,” said Esner. The event consists mainly of traditional public schools, but others also participate.

Students could measure themselves against the performance of their robots or in research projects. The teams that won prizes at the event will compete in a citywide competition on April 5th at the Javits Center.

In this year’s competition, the students have to solve a series of tasks with their robots on a simulated natural disaster field.

Tech-wise, Brooklyn was speaking to a five-year veteran of the game, Ivan, of MS442: the school for innovation, who explained that his team mainly uses the robot kit that came out of the box.

His main modifications were a bumper and arm that helped him push and control the ambulance to be rescued. His teammate, Precious, told us that she joined the team two years ago because she had always been interested in computers.

Jawad, from PS3, also explained his team’s research project to us. He said his group’s students were interested in using drones for rescue missions after hearing about the disaster in the Philippines. During the research component he was involved in the presentation of two robotic drones with 3D models.

One was a flying drone with a camera and heavy payload capability. The second was ground based, with a drill and plow to move through rubble. He said, “I’ve seen people in the Philippines who were in trouble, so we decided to develop machines that would help.”

3D models of PS3 drones.

Jawad’s teacher, Ryan Cain, is one of the refresher coaches for the Brooklyn event, and his classroom is also supported by a Poly graduate.

To attend the events, Esner explained that a team would need about $ 450 for the basic robot kit. They also need the entry fee to enter a competition, which costs around $ 200, but that includes a model game board that they can use to simulate the competition in class. Students know exactly what tasks to do when they come to a competition.

Here are the full results:

Award received Team # Team name School name
Robot performance first place 1869 Master blaster PS94K The Henry Longfellow
research 2458 Mission master PS 8 Robert Fulton School
First place of the champion 2581 Royal way Salve Regina Catholic Academy
mechanical construction 10700 Nanowolves Fort Greene Prep
innovative solutions 5848 Tsunami bytes IS 318 Eugenio Maria De Hostos
Rising star 10661 Blood, sweat and gears IS 318 Eugenio Maria De Hostos
collaboration 10064 Packer FLL2 Packer College Institute
inspiration 10654 Equipment hawks Stanley Eugene Clark PS 399
Robot performance third place 10680 Robo warriors PS 270 Johann DeKalb
presentation 12414 The LEGO Mindblowers PS 261
Promotion to the championship 15555 Banneker bots PS 256
Champion / Robot Performance Second place 16628 Sunset Park Prep – Lego My Eggo Sunset Park Prep (Middle School 821)
Against all odds 16966 Lego Force MS 442
Strategy and innovation 17515 MS 50 warriors John D. Wells Middle School 50th
Friendly professionalism 10698 Madibots Madiba Prep Middle School
Third place of the master 10672 Lego Legacy 366 MS 366 Middle School for Science and Medicine
Jury Prize 10689 Panthers robotics Crispus Attucks PS 21
programming 10685 Lego legends Community Partnership Charter School


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