FLL Robotics Competition 2015, and an unexpected meeting…

8 Dec 2015 by Mason LaPointe, No Comments »

Last Saturday, Hillcrest Middle School’s very own FLL (First Lego League) Robotics Team competed at Carl Hayden High School against 34 other teams in a competition that lasted from 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M. Every team had a Lego Mindstorms Robot that had to do certain tasks that awards points to the team that owns it. Each team also had to present a core values presentation using a tri-fold. In the end, our team achieved 10’th place out of the total 35 teams that participated in the competition!

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Picture of our group. Picture Credits: https://www.edmodo.com/home#/group?id=17409165

 

Robots and competitions aside, I also made a discovery. For those that read my articles that talked about the 2014 field trip to a fantastic documentary called “Underwater Dreams” and a “compare and contrast” article between the documentary and the movie based of it called “Spare Parts” ( read more from article links at the end of the article) you will know what I am talking about. During the competition, I met one of the famous teachers that taught the famous Carl Hayden High School Robotics Team from the documentary known as “Freddy Lajvardi”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A picture of me and Mr.Lajvardi.

 

I also met some of the guys that were from the original Carl Hayden Underwater Robotics Team. Their names were Lorenzo, Luis, and Cristian. They were there at Carl Hayden cooking food for some of the people there during the competition. As for the fourth guy named Oscar, Lorenzo said to me and I quote ” Right now, Oscar is a engineer in Houston, Texas”.

 

 

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A picture of Mr. Herold, Lorenzo, Luis, and I.

 

If are wondering what the heck I’m talking about go to these links below, they will take you to my previous articles about the famous Carl Hayden team. If you liked those articles and this one especially, please leave a comment. See you in the next article, until then, here are the links to the previous articles…

Links:   http://thedigitalnest.com/underwater-dreams/

http://thedigitalnest.com/spare-parts-and-underwater-dreams/

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