FLL Robot Game Scorekeeper web app updated for World Class

This should work on any PC/Mac/iOS/Android device with a screen resolution of 1024×689.  It’s been tested in Chrome and Safari.

On an iPad, you can load it and then hit “Add to Home Screen” and it will fool your iPad into thinking it is an iPad app and will operate in full-screen mode. Otherwise the bottom will be cut off.  You still must be connected to the internet to load the app for the first time.

Click below to load it into your web browser (any platform):

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2014 FLL “World Class” kickoff event in Oklahoma City!

FLL_WorldClassAug 26, 6pm – 8pm
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School Gym
5000 N Grove, Oklahoma City (NW 50th and Grove; between Meridian and Macarthur) (click for map)

PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO RSVP!  Thank you! We have over 250 RSVPs so far!

Tentative Agenda:

6pm – gather / visit the experts / activities

  • FRC robots!
  • Education Experts!
  • Techjoynt!
  • FLL “Team Help” Desk!
  • Robot Help Desk!
  • FLL World Class challenge models!

6:30 – 7:15/7:30 – main program

  • Awesome MCs!
  • This year’s FLL challenge – the World Class Project!
  • Crowd participation / other fun stuff!
  • Robot game challenge!

7:30 – 8pm – visit displays / experts /activities

The FLL World Class Challenge!

FLL World Class – the game hint?

We were apparently too brain-fried when we saw this the first time to consider that the entire thing could be one giant game hint.  Twitter suggests otherwise…

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Watch and tell us what you think in the comments!

Thanks to our sponsors!

We can’t say this enough, but thank you so much to all of the amazing people who helped us raise funds on a very short timeline for our trip to the FIRST Championship! We’ll be posting stories from our trip over the next few weeks, along with information about some exciting upcoming opportunities, as we catch our breath and gather our photos and videos.

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FIRST Championship live broadcast schedule for our teams

Not 100% sure if SHWEET will be broadcast, but it is likely at the Jr. FLL showcase.

All the FLL events should be broadcast.

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Broadcast live web streams are here:

http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/robotics/first/st-louis-2014/

It may also be on NASA-TV and the NASA-TV education channel on cable/satellite.

I am not sure what will be on the webcast, but probably most things.  Check these webcast channels at the following times (I am not sure if these only work on a computer, or if you may be able to use an iPad):

  • Wednesday:  6:30pm-8pm FLL Opening Ceremonies – BSV will be performing (FLL/Einstein)
  • Thurs:  9:25am – BSV robot practice round (FLL/Einstein)
  • Thurs: 10:50am – BSV robot practice round (FLL/Einstein)
  • Friday: 9:30am-10:30am – SHWEET Jr. FLL Showcase – SHWEET should be interviewed (Da Vinci)
  • Friday: noon – BSV robot match 11 (FLL/Einstein)
  • Friday: 1pm-230pm — SHWEET Jr. FLL closing ceremony (Ferrara Theatre – maybe not broadcast, but check the FLL/Ballroom feed)
  • Friday: 2:15pm – BSV robot match 26 (FLL/Einstein)
  • Friday: 3:45pm – BSV robot match 39 (FLL/Einstein)
  • Saturday: 10am – FLL closing ceremonies / awards (FLL/Ballroom)

If you want to see some other cool robots (the big robots), check the other feeds on Thurs/Fri/Sat. Several of the Oklahoma high school teams are in the Archimedes division, along with our sister team 33, the Killer Bees, who are a very cool group of people from Notre Dame Prep in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

The Oklahoman / NewsOK.com story on FLL

The Oklahoman, stopped by and interviewed us a few days ago and took video of our robot!  Here is a link to the story, and you can watch the video below.

Fun at the OKC FRC regional

We had the wonderful opportunity to participate in and do some fundraising for our FIRST Championships trip at the OKC FRC (high school) robotics competition. It was an amazing event with thousands in attendance, held at the Cox Convention Center.

Explaining the robot.

Thanks to all the extremely generous teams in attendance!  You helped us raise over $2000 in donations and emergency flashlight sales.  It was especially touching to see former FLL (current FRC) kids donating some of their trip money — even insisting to do so when the donation was initially refused — because of the great experience that they had in FLL and wanting to pass that experience along to others. We even had people who we’d never met jumping in to help sell flashlights, which was pretty cool (thanks especially to the part-time team mascot from Shawnee!)

A special thanks to FRC 932, the Circuit Chargers, for donating the flashlights (we are blown away by your generosity in wanting to help us out!), to Craig Shreve of OKSEF for inviting us, and to Harold Holley (Oklahoma FIRST) and Craig for watching out for us.  Thanks to 3528 Up Next, who gave us some valuable World Festival advice from some former FLL world champions, and 1710 Ravonics Revolution, who has a really fantastic outreach program and is another amazingly friendly team who made a generous donation and a pretty cool “congratulations” card (see our pics below). There is a reason these are Chairman’s Award and Engineering Inspiration Award winning teams! Gracious Professionalism flows out of everything they do, and we look forward to seeing them in St. Louis!

Finally, thanks to everyone who put up with us – especially if you were asked to buy a flashlight about 20 times after you already purchased one. :)

Help us get to the World Championship!

Two of our teams are headed to the FIRST robotics Championships in April as the only Oklahoma FLL (4th-8th grade) and Jr. FLL (1st-3rd grade) representatives!  Please consider making a tax deductible donation to help our kids get there!

Click here to donate online! (Note: online donation is now closed – thanks so much to everyone who helped!)

Or, send a check to:

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School
Attn: Robotics Program
5000 N. Grove
Oklahoma City, OK  73122

Check out our video to learn more about our program:

Nature’s Fury / Disaster Blaster season wrap-up video!

Our season is not quite finished, yet, but here are some of the highlights so far.  It has been a fun journey!