> There are only two fees you need to pay: $225 for the national FLL
> registration fee and $100 for the VA/DC regional fee.
Don't forget the $79 field kit fee- And if your team is lucky enough, the
$100 state registration :) plus the World competition fee (which I do not
what that is because we never made it that far. )
Lego mindstorms are backwards compatible, which means you can use the NXT
software on the EV3 (to my knowledge) but not the other ways around. You
can download the NXT software from their website. It's free now!
A brand new team buying the kit will need about $800. Without the kit, it's
about half that (if you don't go to state). $450 divided between 8 kids is
really a decent investment for a season of activity. We pay much more for
soccer each season after new shoes and uniforms. Remind the parents this
is sports for their children's minds! :)
> On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 3:49 PM, Ralph Grove <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I am a first time coach with a completely new team. We were given the
> > Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0 robot and kit (in excellent condition) from a
> > team that aged out. It also came with the CD to download the software.
> Am I
> > able to use this robot and software for this year's challenge, or does my
> > team have to spend an additional $400-500 dollars on the EV3 robot and
> > software? Also, wondering about all the fees and what the money goes to.
> > There is a $100 VA/DC regional registration fee in addition to the $225
> > national registration fee, not to mention an additional $100+ tournament
> > registration fee? Getting some serious sticker shock from my parents...
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