Our Collaborative Blog for the First Lego League

December 7, 2013
by MIss Rap

Research Project

All we can say is WOW!

The Hot Spot Spotter

Did the team blow the judges away? If you thought the presentation at school was good, this was great! We are so proud of them.  When it came to question time, the judges had very little to ask.  The team were so comprehensive in their presentation and the judges were so impressed with our prototype the ‘Hot Spot Spotter.’

December 7, 2013
by MIss Rap

Team Challenge

Students talked about the Lego Core Values and worked on a task that in the event of fire what object would they take first.
They had a number of items to choose from – teddy bear, passport, Ming vase, painting, pet snail, trophy or an iPad. Our team chose the passport. The reason they chose this was because it was an important document that could could prove our identity and assist in relocating us to a new home.

December 4, 2013
by Kyle

Lego Timeline

Lego Timeline (Project)

  1. Look at the provided info in your manuals and FLL website.
  2. Organise team name and whether you’re going to split or stay in a team.
  3. Decide which topic you’re focusing on.
  4. Arrange experts to interview in that specific topic.
  5. Find a problem on the topic and find a creative solution.
  6. Recall all the Infor mation you learnt.
  7. Write down some of the best bits and pieces of the information you have gathered on your poster, presentation, etc.
  8. Give everyone a part to say in the presentation.
  9. Recite your lines

Lego Timeline (Technical)

  1. Build all the elements.
  2. Decide what mission you would like to accomplish.
  3. Build a robot regarding the rules in the FLL manual and FLL website.
  4. Program the robot and test.
  5. Keep a log of your programming.
  6. Redesign and reprogram tour robot to make it work.
  7. If it works continue to the next step, but if it doesn’t, repeat previous step.
  8. Ensure the programs work.
  9. Time the missions.
  10. Keep a record of the points your team wishes to accomplish.
  11. If you still have time before the competition, maybe consider programming the robot to do more missions, whilst not exceeding the time limit.

December 2, 2013
by Kyle


Dear Parents, School Councillors, Staff and Friends,

On Thursday 5th December the Lego Robotics State Champions Ctrl + Alt + Del will be presenting our Nature’s Fury Project to special guests and the school community. You are invited to attend this event which will take place at Berwick Lodge PS from times 11:00 to 12:00 pm in the BER building.

We hope to see you there.

Warmest Regards,

Ctrl + Alt + Del.

November 11, 2013
by Kyle

FLL Competition Day

My nervous and anxious mind was shaking in my head. ” Today is the day,” I thought. The 10th of November had arrived… it was competition day.

The robotics team consisted of Eric, Josh, Sean, Henna, Nivethan, David, Thomas, Kaaviyan, Zoe and me, under the team name of CTRL-ALT-DELETE. We all were excited and when we arrived at the King David School in Armadale, it was nearly time for our first robot game. We were all getting tense waiting for Niv and Zoe, as they had the competition robot…. as time was ticking…..

Finally Zoe and Niv had arrived! We were relieved that Zoe and Niv had arrived in time. The Glendal students got on to the work while the Berwick Lodge students work on the Project (or as the boring part as you might say). Glendal students had to stop hitting the branch as they had just realised that they couldn’t have 5 motors which decreased the points but improved speed and had to stop pulling the plane and moving the house up which also decreased a lot of points. It was finally time for the game…

Overall the first round of matches was good, well I thought that the second round was the best out of all three rounds anyway. We had to quickly move onto the Technical almost straight afer the game. Unfortunately, the judges were still judging for the Technical part for the team before us, at the scheduled time for us to finish the Technical. I was wondering what was holding them up. The door finally burst open.

Josh introduced the team and talked about the multi-collaborative team of different schools and nations. Then the Glendal students talked about the missions and gave them a demonstration. They also talked about the programs they used and what sensors they used for their mission. The judges thought it was pretty impressive.

Next we had another robot game. The Glendal students found some holes in the program and fixed them. “Hopefully,” I thought, “they will fix the problems and make it perfect.” And fortunately they did!

It was lunch time for us. Perfect timing. I was starving. But now I can’t really tell you what happened when the students got their lunch because I was taken out by my mum to eat a wrap and buy a Coke for Ms Rap and bought a salad roll for Henna’s mum. At the venue they provided lunch but apparently it wasn’t that good… My team was jealous of what I got for lunch!

We were ready for our last round of robot game. Unfortunately it missed a whole lot of missions but got Jeffrey the minifig to safety. We started practicing for our third and final round of robots while Berwick Lodge started rehearsing our lines for the Project. We rehearsed in front of Ms G and Ms Rap, being our judges and parents being their ordinary selves. It was pretty good. We were ready for the last part of the day, the Project.

We walked up to the second floor and brought all the equipment with us and presented it to the judges. They said it was excellent.

Now was the most exciting or maybe the most nerve-racking 1 and a half hours of waiting. We were waiting for the final results of the winners. I was so excited when I knew this, we had won the State Championships and the robot performance award. We were celebrating on after we had finished the competition.

To celebrate they each bought a slushee for themselves, except for me. Poor me!!

November 6, 2013
by MIss Rap

Robot Prototype Designs

Today the Berwick Lodge students presented their Robot Prototypes to the staff.  They talked about the design brief and the special features of their robots.  The prototype judged the best design will be taken out to Glendal PS tomorrow for judging against their robot prototype and from their the winning design will be used in the compeition on Sunday.

Below are some photos of their models.  Please leave a comment or make some suggestions about how they can improve on their designs.  Unfortunately Henna was absent today so her model doesn’t appear in the photos below.


November 5, 2013
by MIss Rap

Glendal Visit – Thursday 7th November

This week, the team will be busy finalising last minute details and tying our project and mission together at Glendal Primary School.  The students will recieve their team t-shirts and be presenting their project and solution to an audience comprising of students, teachers, experts and school council representatives.  As the competition draws near the students are getting nervous and excited.  We will keep you posted on our progress and the presentation on Thursday and look forwrad to your support at hthe event on Sunday 10th November, we hope to see you all there.

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