are two upcoming FLL events in the Hampton Roads area that I wanted to
make folks aware of: Brick by Brick Lego Ship Building Event and the
Hampton Roads Spring FLL Scrimmage. We're looking for teams interested
in participating in either or both. If you are interested in either of
them or just want more information, let me know. Feel free to pass the
information below along to anyone who might be interested.
Spring FLL Scrimmage:
* When: Saturday, June 2nd, approximately 9 am - 2 pm
* Where: Christopher Newport University, Newport News VA
* Who: Any group of 9-14 year old students interested in having a team (you do NOT need to be a registered FLL team)
Cost: FREE for teams and spectators. Food will be available for
purchase if interested. There will be lots of other STEM activities at
the event as well.
* Challenge: FLL 2017 Challenge - Hydro Dynamics (if you are a new team and need the field challenge, please
contact me). The tournament will be robot game and informal robot
design judging only. No presentation or core values judging sessions.
We will not use age divisions but will likely have rookie and veteran
team divisions so this will be a great place to try FLL for the first
* Jr. FLL teams are needed for a possible expo - if we get enough interest, we'll do an expo!
Brick by Brick Lego Ship Building Event
* When: Saturday, February 3rd, 10am-4 pm
* Where: Hampton Roads Naval Museum, Norfolk VA
What: Fun public event including Lego ship building contests and
opportunities, play areas for all ages, robotics demonstrations, etc.
FLL teams are needed to demo their robots. A table/field will be
provided and the entire team does not need to be there. Teams can sign
up for whatever amount of time they would like
* Even if your team doesn't participate in the demo, feel free to just come out and enjoy the event! More info will be available if you're interested.