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I also meant to include that the Education software does come with
tutorials, but these are not nearly as extensive as tutorials you can find
for free on YouTube and other various internet sites.


On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 7:22 PM, Amy Nichols <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> In addition to everything that has already been said, you do not have to
> purchase the EV3 software.  The home edition is free, and although it does
> not include the Gyro and Ultrasonic sensor buttons, you can download these
> for free from Lego Education.  The Education software does have three
> additional sensor buttons, none of which you would use for the FLL and a
> couple more advanced blocks...but everything you need for a successful
> season, you can download for free.
>
> If you did want to purchase an EV3 (the education set, not the home
> edition for the FLL) it would cost about $370 (after shipping).  We sold
> our NXT's from last year on Ebay for a decent amount of money, offsetting
> the costs of the EV3, and you'd probably end up paying less than $200 for
> one.
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 5:47 PM, Rosalind O'Brien <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>> There's a new page on the website with sample team expenses. You can find
>> it here
>> <http://www.va-dcfll.org/teams/team-resources/example-team-expenses/>,
>> under Teams > Team Resources > Examples of VA-DC FLL Team Expenses. We're
>> hoping this will be useful to new teams, as well as to experienced teams
>> who are doing a state championship or national tournament for the first
>> time. If you have any suggestions for changes, definitely let us know. Hope
>> it comes in handy!
>>
>> Ros O'Brien
>> VA-DC FLL Webmaster
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 5:35 PM, B Bergenstock <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>> 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!
>>>
>>> ttp://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/downloads/nxt/nxt-software/
>>> <http://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/downloads/nxt/nxt-software/>
>>>
>>> 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! :)
>>> Brandy
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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
>>>> 2012
>>>> > Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0 robot and kit (in excellent condition) from a
>>>> prior
>>>> > 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 FLL
>>>> > national registration fee, not to mention an additional $100+
>>>> tournament
>>>> > registration fee? Getting some serious sticker shock from my
>>>> parents...
>>>> >
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