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December 2014

29
Dec

FRC Curriculum

FIRST Robotics Canada has been developing some FRC curriculum.  Check out this dropbox to access all of the new materials!   Do you have resources you think would be valuable to other teams?  Send them in to us and we can help make them available to FIRST teams:   To see the files that other teams have uploaded, take a

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18
Dec

St. Paul girls power school’s robotics team

Emily Barraclough is a rarity at robotics competitions — she’s a girl. The St. Paul Catholic Elementary School Grade 6 student knows few young females enjoy constructing robots as much as she does. However, that trend seems to be changing at St. Paul. The school has two LEGO robotics teams — one is a 13-member boys squad, the other is

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16
Dec

Youth robotics growing by leaps and bounds in Peel

MISSISSAUGA – Robotics is growing fast in Peel as schools and community organizations across the province and region continue to embrace and foster an ever-growing youth robotics competition circuit.   Over 400 middle-school students battled for a spot in the upcoming provincial finals over the weekend (Dec. 13) at Rick Hansen Secondary School in one of FIRST Lego League’s (FLL)

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15
Dec

Students go to school on Lego toys at competition

“How do we learn best?”   That was a question posed to 250 youngsters representing 26 school teams from across the York Region and the GTA at St. Robert Catholic High School in Thornhill Saturday.   The students, all under 15, were required to solve the dilemma with the use of Lego toys.   No, not the the brick-shaped objects

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15
Dec

Elementary students build skills at competition

Teams of elementary school students built robots, and self-confidence, for the Sarnia Regional FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament Saturday at Rosedale Public School.   This year’s tournament, the ninth held in Sarnia, attracted 11 teams of students who prepared by designing and programing robots made from LEGO kits, and then put them through tabletop challenges Saturday.   Along with learning

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13
Dec

Soapbox: Being first at FIRST robotics in Windsor and Essex County

Flip through the beautiful, glossy pages of the Canadian Association of Mold Makers 2014-15 directory and you will find the words “innovation, technology and investing in the future” repeated time and again.   It is fitting that among the articles and ads featuring local manufacturing companies you’ll find, on Page 46, an advertisement featuring the logos of CAMM, the Automotive

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12
Dec

Jarvis: ‘I’d like to be a mechanical engineer’

The small, Lego robot named Super pitched a ball into a net. It mastered five obstacles to retrieve seven rings and hang them on a bar. It opened a door. It pushed, pulled, flipped and spun levers.   Super was designed, built and programmed by kids in Grades 4 to 8. It could be Windsor’s future.   When they reach

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8
Dec

FIRST Lego League London qualifier

Some of the Forest City’s brightest young minds took over the auditorium of Western University’s John George Althouse Building on Dec. 6 to go head-to-head against each other in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) London Qualifying tournament.   Hosted by Western Engineering’s FIRST mentorship club, a total of 14 teams made up of youth between the ages of nine to

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