LJIS 2018-2019 Robotics Competition Teams:

Beginner Team:  RoboCats
FLL is project focused.  Any students new to robotics  or interested in the project should apply for this team. EV3 coding will be taught and used for the Robot Game. Open to both 7th and 8th grade students.

Advanced Team: RoboPanthers
​Applicants may  be asked to demonstrate robotics proficiency in the areas of mechanical build, robot design
and coding through interview or real time knowledge assessment. Open to both 7th and 8th grade students.

Meeting Time/Location:  Tuesday & Thursday;  3:15 - 4:30 PM;  Room 160F

To apply to either of the Robotics Competition Teams, please use the following online link:    
Application Form   &  Core Value Contract

** For all students interested in either of the competition teams, there will be a mandatory parent meeting:   August 21 at 6pm in the LJIS library.

Into Orbit LogoFIRST LEGO LEAGUE - RoboCats

This FLL season will transport your team into space, where you’ll explore, challenge, and innovate in the vast expanse of space. FLL challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the INTO ORBIT season, teams will choose and solve a real-world problem in the Project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using Lego Mindstorms technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism.

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE: Houston Community website.

Download the app and get started programming.

Take a look at the past challenges from First Lego League.

Rover Rukus LogoFIRST TECH CHALLENGE - RoboPanthers

​It’s way more than building robots. FTC teams (grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format. Students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and can be programmed using a variety of languages, including Java. Teams also must raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach for which they can win awards. 

ROBOT BUILDING RESOURCES: Learn more about basic bot guides, videos, and tutorials.

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