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From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Penny Moss
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 8:17 AM
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Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] List for competition

Just to confirm, if I have a printed out Team Member Roster sheet that lists all the members and shows "accepted" for all in the consent form status column, I do not need to have paper forms signed by the parents. Is this correct?

Thanks!

-Penny (rookie coach)

On Nov 14, 2014, at 8:59 PM, Wally Walter <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
I prepared training materials on what to bring and prepare for the tournament.  You'll find the relevant part starting at page 20

http://www.masteringlegorobot.com/Before%20&%20At/Before%20and%20At%20the%20FLL%20Tournament.pdf

Wally Walter
Former Coach, Lake Anne Sea Monsters

On 11/14/14, Michael Brown<[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:


Take everything.

I never will forget the year where another team helped us out and gave us parts that we forgot. The teams became so close. It was a shame that we got to go to state and they didn't.
On Nov 14, 2014 2:02 PM, "Phil Smith III" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
Sure, but *take* them just in case. Even if they aren’t allowed, they might be needed somewhere. Our motto was always “Far better to have a ton o’junk out in the car that we don’t use than to be sitting there wondering why we didn’t bring a ______”.
--
Phil Smith III

Coach, The Capital Girls (retired)
Team 1900 (2002)
Team 2497 (2003)
Team 2355 (2004)
Team 1945 (2005)


From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>] On Behalf Of Kent and Anne Meyer
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 1:54 PM
To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] List for competition

I would check with your Tournament Director regarding bringing your own power strip and extension cord. At some tournaments (like mine) they are not allowed. We set up charging stations to be shared instead.

Anne Meyer
Chantilly Tournament Director

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On Nov 14, 2014, at 1:47 PM, Fredrik Nyman <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
In addition to the items on Professor Drake's list, I suggest:
- Robot, its attachments and the Apprenticeship model all in one small box. This is the only thing you take to/from the robot matches.
- USB cable
- USB memory stick with backup copies of the kids' programs and presentation (if using PowerPoint)
- Power strip
- Extension cord
- Duct tape for taping down extension cord
- Lego pieces for any last minute repairs/improvements
- 27 gallon heavy duty tote ($12 at Home Depot) for carrying everything to/from your car




On Friday, November 14, 2014, Debbie Browning <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
Has anyone taken the time to put together a list of all the things that should be taken to competition? This is our first year and I've made a list but it feels so overwhelming, I'm terrified I will forget something vital.

Thanks.
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From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> on behalf of Jeff Schoolcraft <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2014 9:25:01 AM
To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] Do teams start with any loops in base?

One loop in base + any loops you can gather from the field.  Gathering some could cause you to lose full points on other missions (like removing more than 1 hoop from Search Engine).

--
Jeff Schoolcraft


On November 10, 2014 at 9:23:54 AM, Fredrik Nyman ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]:[log in to unmask]>>) wrote:

You start with one loop in base.

On Monday, November 10, 2014, groverf <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]:[log in to unmask]>>> wrote:
We are a rookie team working towards the project based learning model.  Do we
have to get all the loops from the table or does the team start with some in the
base?  I couldn't find this information in the challenge manual, but I saw on a
you tube video that one team had 3 loops to start with.

Thanks for your help!
Kerry

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