On November 16, 2014 the RoboCobras participated in the First Lego League qualifier tournament at Vacaville High School in Vacaville, CA. The competition which teaches students team building skills and STEM skills (science, technology, engineering, math) is broken up into four parts- project presentation, core values exercise, robot design and robot matches. Throughout the event our team had a fun, exhilarating and challenging experience and while they were not among the top three teams to move on to the next round, they did win an award for their project.
For this year’s project theme “How can you improve the way people learn on a subject matter”, the RoboCobras decided to research and find an innovative solution to how kids can learn to clicker train their dogs. Their solution of creating a comic strip impressed the judges and won our team 1st place for Project Award.
“My first FLL competition was awesome experience for me. I learned a lot there.” -Shawn R.
“It was an interesting, long day but fun.”- Yohance C.
“My first FLL robotics competition was awesome. I had an amazing time presenting our projects and robot design to the judges” Kim B. “My first FLL competition. Teaching kids about our topic was fun” -Cristian O.
“It was a fun experience and the food was good too.” -Diego I.
“Even though we tried our best and didn’t win we still got an award.”-Scarlett M.
“Best experience I had using Legos.” -Angel G.
“Thank you. We learned a lot on robots and found some programs we went against interesting, even if we didn’t make it to the top 3...”-Zion M.
“I think the tournament was a great experience for us to see what it is like to compete against other people with our knowledge and skills in robotics.” –Giuseppe A.