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Dear FLLers:







I, a WOULD-BE of FLL “mentor-on-the-run” offer the NVA local
teams a “home-service-call”: a free 2 hour FLL robot design / programming
clinic at your place between Friday, 10/16 to Sundays 11/01 (only evenings at
the weekends). 

 

The “NVA local teams” is defined as 

1 - Any teams based at home within 20-mile radius to
zip-codes 20151 (my work place in Chantilly) or 22003 (my home in Annandale) 

2 - Any teams based at school within 35-mile radius to the
same zip-codes indicated above.

 

Of cause, As always I do this on totally volunteer-basis. Actually I am quite
busy at work to bring up an information database system to comply a DOD security
standard / requirement. Therefore, any personal time-off should be planned ahead. 

If
your team wants me to come at weekday daytime, you have to let me know ASAP.

 

What I will offer to you at the clinic – 

 

Simply put, if currently your team expects to score 150 to
200 points at the robot game, you may gain 50 to 100 more points if you
implement the robot design / programming tips that I will go through at the
clinic. And the teams will enjoy a lot more in this Challenge because they will
feel that THEY KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE ROBOT TO PLAY THE GAME!

 

Certainly the meeting will be interactive - I strongly
encourage and welcome your questions at the clinic.

 

I prefer to work with team’s builders and programmers only
(plus coaches / mentors) so the meeting can be more effective.

 

I’ll have some 2009 game mission execution demos used for
explain the tips. The original NXT mission script is from Liam Bishop and his
teammates of FLL 2009 Team 8404. The robot that I’ll use for the demo is from
award-winning FLL 2007 Team 945, built by Jason Ye and his teammates. 

I cannot
reveal the awesome secret of Team 8404’s robot. But I can’t help to tell you the robot carries a “missile”.

 

If you are interested in the offer, please reply back to me
only (not to the list). The deadline is Saturday, 10/17. If the number of teams
that asked me is more than that I can service during the period, I’ll give
priority to the school teams first, and then the teams with the majority of the
kids who never did the FLL challengers before, and so on.

Jin Ye


 




      

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