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    West Woodland Robotics Programs

    Wildcat Robotics 


    The Wildcat Robotics Team is a select group of fourth and fifth grade students from West Woodland Elementary. We participate in the First Lego League Challenge (FLL) each winter. We select ten members from a list of applicants at the end of each school year to create a team to compete in the fall. Applications are available at the end of May. Notices will go out in the Wildcat Chat and on the school Website when the application link is live and ready for use. Once the application process starts, be prompt as the program does fill up quickly.

    The program is highly competitive and attendance is required for all classes. The FLL Challenge is a three-part competition: Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values. You may read more about the Challenge and First Lego League by clicking on the links in the text.

    Classes start the first week of school and go for two hours, after school every Tuesday and Thursday. Students applying for the team will need to be available for meetings, starting in late August. The program will continue as long as the team progresses though the qualifying tournaments, starting in December. The tournaments are all day events and held on a Saturday or Sunday.  Once our team is eliminated from a tournament, the members will attend two additional classes: Cleanup/Organize and Party.



    Pre-Robotics 2017

    The Pre-Robotics Program is all about programming and recommended as a precursor to joining our FLL Wildcat Robotics Team. The Program starts in the spring and consist of five classes. Applications are available in April. The classes will run for two hours after school on Tuesdays in May. Pre-Robotics introduces students to the Lego Mindstorms EV3 programming language that we use to control the robots. We will accept up to 16 students in the program. Having Pre-Robotics experience will help students get on the Wildcat Robotics Team, but does not guarantee a spot. The Pre-Robotics Program is open to any student currently in 3rd-5th grade wanting more experience in advanced programming. Although the program is highly recommended as a precursor to the Wildcat Robotics Team, it is not required. Notices will go out in the Wildcat Chat and on the school Website when the application link is live and ready for use. Once the application process starts, be prompt as the program fills up quickly.


    Pre-Robotics 2017 will run every Tuesday in May
    5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30
    2:15 - 4:15PM


    Quick Links

    FLL

    Other Links




    Homework and Agenda

    Volunteer Sign-up

    Click on the link above to sign-up and help in our classroom.


    Tuesday Sept. 12th

    Talk about our Project
    Build Missions

    Homework

    Review programming on Stemcentric


    Thursday Sept. 14th

    Talk about our Project
    Build Missions
    Homework
    Think about project ideas
    T-Shirt Ideas


    Tuesday Sept. 19th

    No Class in Computer Lab

    Field Trip to
    Tableau Software

    5:00PM - 7:00PM


    Thursday Sept. 21st

    Deadline for Project Topic
    Brainstorm Presentation Ideas
    Brainstorm T-Shirt Ideas
    Finish Table setup

    Homework

    Robot Design?


    Tuesday Sept. 26th

    Finish Table setup
    Robot design
    Programming

    Homework

    Schoology comment on Robot Design
    Add a link to a cool design
    Finish T-Shirt Designs


    Thursday Sept. 28th

    Project Research
    Select T-Shirt Design
    Presentation Ideas


    Tuesday Oct. 3rd

    Decide on a Robot Design
    Start Building Robots


    Thursday Oct. 5th

    T-Shirt Final Vote

    Test Bottled Water Samples


    Tuesday Oct. 10th

    Build and Program

    Homework

    Study the tutorials on using sensors
    Study the Missions


    Thursday Oct. 12th

    Table all data from testing


    Tuesday Oct. 17th

    Build and Program

    Homework

    Study the Missions


    Thursday Oct. 19th

    Research and Plan


    Tuesday Oct. 24th

    Programming

    Tableau Offices 5:30 - 7:30PM


    Thursday Oct. 26th

    Work on sharing our solution
    Decide if we want to get a both at Fremont Market


    Tuesday Oct. 31st

    Missions 


    Thursday Nov.2nd

    Plan sharing event 


    Tuesday Nov. 7th

    Missions


    Thursday Nov. 9th

    Props and planning

    Skit planning

    Pictures and Title for your Slide
    Research what you are going to say about your slide.


    Tuesday Nov. 14th

    Meld completed missions


    Thursday Nov. 16th

    Presentation


    Tuesday Nov. 21st

    No School / No Class


    Thursday Nov. 23rd

    No School / No Class


    Tuesday Nov. 28th

    Programming / Completing Missions

    Tableau Offices 5:30 - 7:30PM

    No Steve


    Thursday Nov. 30th

    Presentation with Judges



    Tuesday Dec. 5th

    Missions


    Thursday Dec. 7th

    Project


    FLL Tournament
      Sun.

    Dec. 10th


    Tuesday Dec. 12th

    Extra Day


    Thursday Dec. 14th

    Extra Day





    Instructors
    Steve Sorensen
    Aaron Prestegard 



    Wildcat Robotics

    Important Links

    Here is more information about the First Lego League and Lego Software
    FLL Website Software Download
     Members Only
     


    Websites to Explore
    Robot Square

    Unofficial Guide

    Lego Engineering

    FLL

    DrGraeme
    Line Follower

    Line Follower Part 2


    Next Step

    CS2N

    NXT Programs.com

    SUMO Websites
    DrGraeme Mentor Notes

    Official Lego SUMO
    Sumo Tutorial

    Mini Sumo Bot

    WWD SUMO Rules
    Soccer Websites