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Robotics for the 2016-2017 Season

Families who came out, thank you for attending our Lego Robotics Information Session Wednesday 21 October 6:30 PM!

Register your interest in joining a Robotics Team in the fall!  Note that a volunteer commitment is required.

During the 2014-2015 school year, students and parents at Wood Acres ES and the Wood Acres community formed the Wood Acres Hyenas Team #3363, a Junior First Lego League (jrFLL) team.  The Hyenas encourage other students and parents to form their own teams.

We're working to create other sustainable teams that participate in the Junior First Lego League (jrFLL) and First Lego League (FLL) robotics competitions.

Please join us by:
Learn more about these robotics competitions at the following websites:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Where can I learn more about Jr.FLL?

A video of a jrFLL team from 2013

Q: What age students can participate?
A: Our intent is to establish a Jr.FLL for ages 6-9 (grades 1-4) and a FLL team for ages 9-14 (grades 4-9)).

Q: What skills must the student have to participate?  Are their pre-requisites such as Lego Robotics classes?
A: Everyone is welcome - there are no pre-requisites - but those classes are fun and good way to learn and to gauge interest. 

Q: What is the goal of the the each team?
A: In the first year, our goal will be build robots towards self-established goals not compete although we will attend competitions to learn.

Q: Where will the team meet?
A: Last year, the team met in the basement of one of the coaches homes.  We considered other venues including space at MCPS (Radnor, Westland, Bannockburn or BurningTree), at libraries, at churches and at local businesses.

Q: When would the teams meet?
A: Each team would set its own schedule based on the availability of the coaches, students and venues.  Last year, the team met on weekends in the afternoons.

Q: How much would participation cost?
A: Our goal would be to keep the costs low.  Each team will establish its fees based on the expected costs which include robot kits and room rentals.  As long as parents volunteer, there will be not coaching fees.

Q: When can we start?  
A: As soon as we establish a working team.  Join our email discussion group - click hereRegister via our online form - click here.

Q: What should we buy? 
A: Nothing yet!

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