Monday, February 28, 2011

Middle School Innovation with Lego Mindstorms

Just a brief, proud parent moment today.

My son competes in the First Lego League competition with his middle school, building and programming robots to conduct specific tasks. In the 2010-2011 competition, the robots were supposed to do tasks associated with drug delivery and medical tasks.

The team competed in the North Carolina FLL championships and placed first overall. Here's some footage of their team.

Now the team and their ideas (nano-magnetic drug delivery) is competing for the FLL Global Innovation award, sponsored by the X Prize folks.

Check out the Magellan Wharf Rats page here and read about their idea and design.

Read their detailed submission and vote for their idea here

The First Lego League is a great opportunity for any kid to learn more about robotics and programming. Find out if there are programs near you, and if not, consider starting one.
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posted by Jeffrey Phillips at 7:25 AM


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