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April 30th Maker Madness in Maplewood

Posting for a neighborhood STEM event in nearby Maplewood, NJ…. Maker Madness is Back!Everyone is invited to join on Saturday, April 30th between 10 AM-2PM for Achieve’s popular family-friendly STEAM fair, with FREE hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Join them for a fun day that will include:*outdoor STEM demonstrations and activities on Ritzer […]

Registration Open for May 14, Cargo Connect FLL Liberty Science Center Invitational Competition!

Early registration is open for an IN-PERSON FLL CARGO CONNECT competition to be held at the Liberty Science Center (Jersey City, NJ) on Saturday May 14th, 2022. We will have spots for 36 teams for a full day event starting at 8am ET and ending 5pm ET with opening ceremonies, in-person judging, 3 robot runs […]

2022 and Beyond!

As we close out this first month of 2022, it’s hard to believe that we’re starting our 3rd calendar year of COVID uncertainty, or 4th if you count the end of 2019. Ultimately, these times have proven that people find a way to prevail. From our vantage point, the volunteer robotics community is an amped […]

Exit 6 Robotics – Innovative Robot Design Award at the FLL Challenge Virtual Open Invitational

After an unusually long FIRST Lego League (FLL) Challenge season spanning 12 months, the Exit 6 Robotics (#2228) team concluded their competition season at the June 12-19, 2021 Virtual Open Invitational (VOI), sponsored by Amazon. In awarding the team the Innovative Robot Design Award, judges cited their novel omniwheel drivetrain that enabled forward and sideways […]

VEX World Championships – Request for Online Volunteer Judges

If you have some experience with robotics, here’s a great opportunity to volunteer and help with remote judging at the VEX World Championships (VRC & VIQ) this year. Details from the VRC website: Judges are critical to the scholastic sport of competitive robotics, and we realize the commitment it takes to volunteer as a judge. […]

LRC Teams with Openings for New Members!

Postings for open spots on LRC teams. Exit 5 Robotics & Exit 5A Robotics – All girls team with opening for specific experience in the DIY space, i.e. circuit level work, Arduino, RPI, microcontrollers, CAD, fabrication, welding, etc. Contact exit5robotics GMAIL com for more information. Exit 5 Robotics & Exit 5A Robotics – All girls […]

2020 Calendar of Events in NJ/NY Region

Happy Holidays everybody! As you plan your 2020 year, here’s a list of notable events in the NJ/NY region including competitions and exhibitions. Because of the volume of events for VIQ, VRC, FTC, we intentionally left these out, but you can easily find them on their respective websites. Sunday Jan 26 2pm-3pm  – World Robot […]

2019 North New Jersey FLL Championship Results

Congratulations to all teams participating this year in FLL! Award Team # Team Name Organization City 1st Place Champions* 2228 Exit 6 Robotics Livingston Robotics Club Livingston 2nd Place Champions* 25231 Robo Raptors Family/Community Fair Lawn 3rd Place Champions** 16831 IDK Pond Road Middle School Trenton 1st Place Gracious Professionalism 34011 Brickwarriors Family/Community Edison 2nd […]

LRC FLL Calendar of Events 2019 / 2020 season

Sept 25 – Meeting with Livingston Township Planning Board Oct 3 – Guest Speaker – KPMG Project Manager for construction Oct 8 – Visit to Bike Livingston Oct 17 – TBD Oct 24 – TBD Oct 30 – LRC Coaches Meeting – Prepping for FLL qualifiers Note events listed above are open only to LRC […]

Sun Sept 22, 730pm @ LRC Clubhouse: FLL – How to “join a team” / “start a team” & LRC AMA

Focus this session is on: –Forming your own team –Starting your own team AGENDA 7:30-8:30pm: Gathering of Families: Bringing together families looking to join a team. Format is open ended, but in a social setting. Bring a simple game for your kids to play with others kids. Strongly encourage parents to step forward and coach […]

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