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December 2015

8
Dec

Peel youngsters build Lego robots, advance to provincial competition next month

Burgeoning engineers from Mississauga’s after-school program Zebra Robotics may be living proof that learning can be fun. Two teams, aged 9 to 13, took in some valuable coding and programming skills while playing with Lego building blocks at recent competitions. After winning regional First Lego League tournaments at Rick Hansen and Fletcher’s Meadows secondary schools late last month, the Robo

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7
Dec

Students compete in largest lego tournament ever held in Essex County

Leena Shaya and some school friends spent most of Sunday playing with Lego. What they brought to their play date, however, went way beyond a simple block house or tower. Shaya and her friends were part of a 10-student team from L.A. Desmarais elementary school taking part in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Lego

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6
Dec

The ‘Rambots’ trash Ottawa Jewish School

A small Lego robot rolled on a table to complete various tasks inside the Ottawa Jewish Community School’s gym Friday. The robot was created by a team of OJCS’s students, the “Rambots,” as part of an annual FIRST Lego League Regional Robotics Competition. “It’s a mix of emotions, of really happy and excited,” said Rom Smolensky, one of the eight

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5
Dec

Ottawa students take part in robotics competition

Robots are being put to the test this weekend in a regional competition. In Ottawa, 15 different teams will face off in the Trash Trek Challenge, hosted by FIRST LEGO League (FLL).  As the name suggests, this year’s theme is about finding a solution to garbage.   Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the FLL

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