The Team

This page is an introduction to our team members.  Each also has a separate page for their comments about  the Moonbots challenge.
 
Bryant
Team Leader; Robot Chassis; Lunar Environment Research

Bryant is 16 years old and has been building with LEGO since he was 5.  He likes to build with the NXT and RCX, and he likes to build unique robots.  His current favorite inventions are self - learning robots and Tetrix robotics.  He was a team member for First Lego League 2009 (Smart Move), where his team made 2nd place in Qualifiers and 5th in Robot Performance in Regionals.  Bryant also enjoys competing at Robogames for the past two years.  He is currently a volunteer for Steve during his robotics workshops.

(Video Introduction, Bryant's Page)



Alex
Robot Navigation; Helium 3 Research

Alex is a 12 year old homeschooler, who has built with Lego since he was a toddler, but has used Lego Mindstorms since he was 7.  He was a team member on JFLL (Junior First Lego League), in which his team learned about Nanotechnology.  He has entered many Lego essay contests and enjoys getting the chance to win a prize.  He currently became very interested in a Lego Animation class, in which he made his very first stop motion movie.  He is also a collector of Lego Bionicles and already owns 130.

(Video Introduction, Alex's Page)

Jasmine
Camera and Video Solutions; Lunar Ice Research

Jasmine is an 11 year old homeschooler, who has built with Lego since she was a toddler, but has used Lego Mindstorms since she was 8.  She was a team member on JFLL (Junior First Lego League), in which her team learned about Nanotechnology.  She has entered many Lego essay contests and enjoys getting the chance to win a prize.  She currently became very interested in a Lego Animation class, in which she made her very first stop motion movie.  She collects a lot of the Lego City theme, as this is her favorite.

(Video Introduction, Jasmine's Page)

Steve

Team Mentor

Steve has over 40 years experience building with LEGO blocks -- as a child, with his two daughters, coaching FIRST LEGO League teams, and teaching LEGO Robotics classes.   Steve teaches after-school, homeschool and weekend LEGO robotics classes, and he runs a LEGO Robotics Day Camp each summer.  Steve began as a FIRST LEGO League coach in FLL's first season in 1999, and his FLL teams have won several major California State Robotics Competition awards.  Steve has helped organize several local robotics competitions and has directed Northern California FLL State Tournaments.  He has also taught science classes to elementary school students in East Palo Alto schools.  In 2006, Steve was a member of the Mindstorms Developers Program (MDP) and helped test the LEGO Mindstorms NXT product before it was released.
(Steve's Page)