Hello and Happy New Year! I'd like to inform all FLL team members of a wonderful opportunity on ( Saturday February 21 , 2009) , to show off their skills before thousands in the historic and impressive main hall of the DC National Building Museum. http://eweekdcfamilyday.org/2008/images/pics_2008/NBM2008ka_115.jpg What is Discover Engineering Family Day? " The annual Washington DC Engineering Family Day is: -Enjoyed by over six thousand participants every February at the beginning of E-Week. -Hands-on with over 20 activities presented by local engineering chapters and national organizations. -Aimed at children of all ages, so they can experience the excitement of engineering. -Exciting with characters and actors from popular engineering and science TV shows. -Produced by a committee of enthusiastic local volunteers, representing many engineering organizations." We plan on showcasing both FLL Climate Connections as well as offseason activities. FLL Climate Connection activities: 1) You are welcome to bring your robots to perform table runs during the day. 2) You are welcome to bring your project presentation materials for display ( space may be limited) 3) We ask that you wear your team t-shirts 4) We'll have a special table set up with FLL Flyers and a signup sheet Off season activities: We recognize that many teams have dismantled their Climate connection robots and therefore would like to offer other activities for team members to participate in. 5)You are welcome to bring your own simple NXT vehicle to program autonomous missions for a Sumo challenge. You'll be given instruction on what techniques to use to keep your vehicle in the Sumo ring and to search for your competitor's robot. Here is an example of an off season Sumo challenge that was conducted locally last summer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUO0-Dp5sPQ&eurl 6) You are welcome to bring a laptop as computers may be limited. 7) A life size biped walker has been constructed out of multiple NXT kits to allow team members to work on their own programming solutions to simulate anthropomorphic activity. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZDi0o4asY0 Note: As of yet, we still have not located an FLL table ( we have the mat and models). So if anyone can bring in a table for the day then it would be most appreciated. We are also coordinating efforts with Maryland and DC outreach to secure a table. If anyone is interested in joining us or has questions about logistics, please contact me directly. Thank you David Levy VADCFLL Outreach Director [log in to unmask] (703)606-8038 E-Week Link here: http://eweekdcfamilyday.org/ Pictures from FIRST FRC , FTC, and FLL participation in 2008: http://eweekdcfamilyday.org/2008/Photos_Robots.html ______________________________________________________________ To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". If you want to join the VADCFLL-ADMIN-L mailing list - to which FLL administrative announcements will be distributed - visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-admin-l.html and select "Join or leave the list".