Posted by LRC on May 1st, 2013
In its 3rd year at the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship in St. Louis this April 2013, team Landroids #4220 received unprecedented 5 out of 6 major award nominations, plus took home the Edison Division Finalist Alliance Captain Award and the 1st place PTC Design Challenge Award.
Continued to be a well rounded team and the winner of 2012 FTC Inspire Award Hall of Fame team, Landroids received award nomination for first runner up Inspire Award, Think Award, Rockwell Collins Innovate Award, PTC Design Award and Connect Award.
Out of 128 teams from 16 countries, Landroids maintained a high performing robot, which ranked in top 4 out of 64 teams in one of the two divisions, and advanced into final elimination round as the Finalist Alliance Captain with two other selected alliance teams, CHS Cougars #4102 from Maplewood, NJ and Da Peeps #3485 from Flint, MI.
This marked the 6th successful season for team Landroids as the oldest Livingston Robotics Club team.
Posted by roboticninjas on April 27th, 2013
Robotic Ninjas is in its final model building stretch and having lot of fun!
Posted by LRC on March 31st, 2013
Individual member application and team registration for the 2013-14 season is now opened. We are accepting individual member application till June 15, 2013 for students seeking a team or would like to form a new team. Please refer to the “Apply” page for more details. Placement to an existing LRC team is not guaranteed.
Posted by roboticninjas on March 26th, 2013
This is our first Junior First Lego League project. We learned that our challenge was to make a model and do research on a change that has happened from our grandparents time till now. We bugged our grandparents with a lot of questions and came up with lots of research ideas. We also had a huge box of Legos and at first didn’t really know what to do so we kept playing and built different machines. We’re building our model to show a supermarket from the past and one from now. We have so many ideas, it’s hard to fit everything into the model. We think we may make the model in two levels! Is that allowed even????
Posted by admin on March 12th, 2013
Winter and Spring are the high season for Junior FLL activities. Children ages 6-9 are getting their teams ready to to participate in one of the Expos in New Jersey. The events are open to the public. Subscribe to our blog (upper right corner) to get updates on these events.
Upcoming Jr.FLL Expos:
Posted by exit5robotics on February 7th, 2013
For the second time in a row, the Exit 5 Robotics Team capped a successful calendar year in December with a Champions Award at the NJ State FLL Finals. To get to this point, they finished ahead of 21 other teams at their November 2012 Hillsborough Regional Qualifying Tournament, winning 1st Place Champions Award as well as a 2nd place robotics performance. The next stop was the December 2012 NJ State Finals with a field of 48 teams. Exit 5 Robotics came in with the 2nd Place Champions Award and just a nanometer out the 1st place spot overall.
Posted by LRC on January 15th, 2013
LEGO has just introduced a new Mindstorms EV3 for 2013. The exact shipping date is unknown till around March 2013. Some are speculating this summer, other sources are stating Fall 2013. Teams who are registering for FIRST LEGO League (FLL) starting in May 2013 can pre-order the new EV3 kit and plan accordingly.
To anticipate questions from FLL teams, LEGO Education has published a detailed Q&A. In short, EV3 is allowed for the 2013-2014 FLL season, while the current Mindstorms NXT will be supported by LEGO till 2015.
Posted by LRC on December 10th, 2012
NJ FIRST LEGO League “Senior Solutions” State Championship was held on December 8, 2012 at Mt. Olive High School in Flanders, NJ with 45 teams advanced from 8 regional qualifiers:
Posted by LRC on December 4th, 2012
NJ FLL Qualifier 2012 results from Liberty Science Center, Bridgewater, Sparta, and Jersey City:
Posted by LRC on December 3rd, 2012
Livingston Robotics Club teams has an amazing season so far at various qualifiers. Multiple teams took home the highest honors. Out of ten teams competed, 9 took home an award. Five teams are advancing to FTC or FLL State Championships (as indicated with “*”). Congratulations teams!
The award list are as follows:
Landroids 4220*: Marlton FTC Inspire Award and Winning Alliance
Technomes 6085* : Bridgewater FLL Champions’ Award, #1 Robot Performance Award (375 points)
Exit 5 Robotics 1376* : Hillsborough FLL Champions’, #2 Robot Performance Award (310 points)
Alpha Force Revolution 7185*: Liberty Science Center FLL Champions’ Award
Protocol 9: Liberty Science Center #1 Robot Performance Award (300 points)
Powerflow 9015: Clifton #2 Robot Design Award
Dark Wolves 7865*: Clifton #3 Robot Design Award
Legobotics 7186: Clifton Core Values Award
Super Solutions 6455: Rising Star Award
Power Legends 5996: ranked #4 in Robot Design out of 12 teams at Liberty Science Center
Landroids – FTC Inspire Award, Winning Alliance
Alpha Force Revolution – FLL Champions’ Award
Exit 5 Robotics – FLL Champions Award, #2 Robot Performance Award
Technomes – FLL Champions’ Award, #1 Robot Performance Award
Protocol 9 – FLL #1 Robot Performance Award
Super Solutions: FLL Rising Star Award