I have a FLL INFO DVD for the attendees of the workshop, including in
1 - Robot designs examples and mission programs of the previous challenges from the teams hat I have coached or mentored, and from the material geruosly provided by "Configurators" - our Virginia's own BEST team ever in my opinion.
2 - Other NXT robots building instruction which can be an excellent initial study/example models for FLL robots, mostly from Internet
3 - Showcase FLL Challenge robot game performance video from some national and international renown teams and from our award-winning Virginia teams (Team Configurators, Team Tiki, Team Robot Activators, Team MaJJEECKS, Team SMALL, Team Sea Monsters, and Team Mission Plausible)
4 - In-depth Discussions on various FLL Challenge related topics from previous years FLL Forums
5 - A "Video on 2007 Rules" including many illustrations of the previous missions.
I'm making it available to VADCFLL list. If you mail me a self-addressed and pre-stamped enverlope, I'll do my best to send it to you ASAP - don't worry about the cost of the DVD media and please please dont' send cash with the enverlope.
--- On Wed, 10/21/09, Debbie Harris <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Debbie Harris <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] A special offer to your team - a free 2 hour FLL robot design / programming clinic at your place between Friday, 10/16 to Sundays 11/01
To: "Jin Ye" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 12:11 AM
I am in Botetourt County. Would you consider creating a video of one of your workshops and making it available to teams not in your area?
On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Jin Ye <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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.
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