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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

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    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


    Review programming on Stemcentric

    Thursday Sept. 14th

    Talk about our Project
    Build Missions
    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


    Robot Design?

    Tuesday Sept. 26th

    Finish Table setup
    Robot design


    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


    Study the tutorials on using sensors
    Study the Missions

    Thursday Oct. 12th

    Table all data from testing

    Tuesday Oct. 17th

    Build and Program


    Study the Missions

    Thursday Oct. 19th

    Research and Plan

    Tuesday Oct. 24th


    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


    Thursday Nov.2nd

    Plan sharing event 

    Tuesday Nov. 7th


    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


    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


    Thursday Dec. 7th


    FLL Tournament

    Dec. 10th

    Tuesday Dec. 12th

    Extra Day

    Thursday Dec. 14th

    Extra Day

    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


    Line Follower

    Line Follower Part 2

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