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Amy, thanks for sharing.  We found this too.  Our EV3 color sensor wouldn't read green.  We realized it was too close to the table.  I am curious what you learned during the competition that helped.

Thanks
Jill Hamilton
Coach of Cyborg Piņata 3335
Coach of the Mechanical Manatees
Coach of the Electric Pineapples

From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Amy Nichols
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2014 10:15 AM
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Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Thank you!

I want to offer a huge thank you from The Ruling Robot Falcons to Karen Berger and all the organizers, judges, referees, and volunteers that helped put on the regional tournament in Newport News yesterday.  Our kids had such a fun time and I appreciate all the work that was put into it!  I think the referees were cheering for all the kids as much as the coaches were!  Thank you all!

I also want to add a note about real Gracious Professionalism that happened for our team yesterday.  When we arrived at the school yesterday and our kids ran their robot on the practice boards, they discovered that nothing on their robot worked.  All their missions were dependent on the color sensor, which had was only randomly seeing certain colors.  They tried everything they could think of to fix it, but then got the idea to see if the other teams that had EV3's could help.  So they went around the room asking other teams if they had any ideas or knew how to calibrate a color sensor (one of the things they thought perhaps was wrong).   The other teams all stopped what they were doing to help our kids try to problem solve and help think of what could be wrong.  It was very apparent that these kids were not just there to win a tournament...but they really loved being there and wanted to help.  This just made me love FIRST/FLL even more than I already did, and realize just how great this organization is!

Thank you all!
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