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Wendy Newton <[log in to unmask]>
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Wendy Newton <[log in to unmask]>
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Our team has these too. The ev3/nxt brick fits in them as well as the
sensors, motors, cords. The compartments are removable and deep.
http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Removable-Compartment-Professional-Organizer/dp/B001G1CUK0/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hi_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=13VSJTN507PFKP247697



On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 11:25 AM, Poole, Aeronia <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

>  Thanks, Fredrik!  I also clicked on a link that gave an option I prefer:
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> http://www.harborfreight.com/15-bin-portable-parts-storage-case-93929.html
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> I think the handles are excellent for transporting if necessary.  I need
> to look for a like item at a hardware store because I want to know
> specs—particularly how deep—and the website doesn’t list specs.
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>
> Aeronia L. Poole
>
> Technology Coordinator
>
> National Cathedral School
>
> 202-537-6368
>
> “Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate.
>
> Our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure”
>
> (M. Williamson)
>
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> *From:* First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Fredrik Nyman
> *Sent:* Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:59 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: [VADCFLL-L] It's time for FLL teams to play Guess the
> Mission!
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>
> Harbor Freight has quite a few products that are great for this!
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> http://www.harborfreight.com/toolbox-organizer-with-4-drawers-68238-8143.html
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> http://www.harborfreight.com/24-compartment-large-storage-container-61881.html
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> http://www.harborfreight.com/abs-storage-organizer-95807.html
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> http://www.harborfreight.com/20-piece-poly-bins-and-rails-41949.html
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> http://www.harborfreight.com/15-bin-storage-rack-93198.html
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> On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 10:32 AM, Peggy Morgan <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>  Greetings!
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> Let's keep the sharing going . . .
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>
> What are your ideas for storage, organization and easy access of LEGO
> pieces?
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> Thanks!
>
>
>   Peggy Morgan
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> *314-479-1949 <314-479-1949>*
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> On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 10:07 AM, Penny Moss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>  Thanks everyone for all the great suggestions!
>
> -Penny
>
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> On Aug 14, 2014, at 9:56 AM, Fredrik Nyman <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>  Either works.
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>
> Last year I printed the instructions and had each kid build their own
> model.  With 10 kids, that worked out perfectly.
>
> Building the models ate up the first week (2 practice sessions @ 2 hours)
> though.
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> We were doing FLL at a school, so we had to set up the field before each
> practice session, then tear down after.
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>
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> We kept each model (and the printout with the instructions) in its own 6qt
> storage box ($1 from Home Depot).  Throughout the season each kid was
> responsible for their own model, setting it up on the field before
> practice, then putting it away after.
>
>
>
> This year I have 3 teams, and the teams meet once a week, so I'm going to
> have a build party before school starts to put everything together.  With
> only 10 weeks from school start until the qualifiers, I want the kids to
> spend their team practice time on the project and on the robot game, not on
> assembling models.
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>
>
> Also last year, I printed out the rules and a full-page picture of the
> play field and gave each kid a copy.  My thinking was that the kids would
> take them home, read it, and think about strategies for solving the robot
> game.  The didn't.  Instead the kids did all their work during team
> practice, which makes me all the more mindful about the team using their
> practice time wisely.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 9:13 AM, Penny Moss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>  As a rookie coach, I have a silly question. Do most people print out the
> building instructions or do you work off looking directly at the computer.
> Printing would be hundreds of pages!!!
>
> -Penny
>
>
> On Jul 31, 2014, at 10:39 PM, VA-DC Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>       FLL Coaches and Teams,
>
>   The World Class mission model build instructions will be posted
> tomorrow, Friday, August 1, at 12 noon Virginia-DC time.  They will be on
> the web at
> http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/missionmodelbuildinginstructions
>
>   Even if you don't have your field kit yet, you can still take a look at
> the model pictures and guess what your robot's tasks might be.  We won't
> know for sure until August 26th, so let your team's imagination really run
> free.
>
>    Lots of teams like to get together during August or after they form in
> September to have a "build party".  Team members can get familiar with uses
> for different types of LEGO pieces and have the mission models ready to go.
>
>   For rookie coaches, and others who'd like to get more comfortable with
> FLL, keep an eye on the FLL Coach Calls that will be listed at
> http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/teamresources  (plus, you can
> start by listening to some of the recordings from last year--the basics of
> mentoring a team apply every year--only the specifics of the robot game and
> the project challenge should change.)  There is a lot of good material
> linked from the Coach/Team Resources page, so try to check there multiple
> times during the season for help.
>
> From the FLL Challenge website, you'll be able to link to FAQs about this
> year's project:
> http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/projectupdates
>
> to the Robot Game updates:
> http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/robotgameupdates
>
> and to the official rules about tournament judging and awards, plus
> advancement:
> http://www.firstlegoleague.org/event/judging
> http://www.firstlegoleague.org/event/judgingfaq
>
> Just remember our FLL Core Values (
> http://www.firstlegoleague.org/mission/corevalues):
>
>   We have FUN!
>
>
> Steve Scherr
>
> Virginia-DC FLL Referee Advisor
>
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