Magellan Science

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Start a Team, Be a Better Coach & FLL Training

 

General Information:

(Helpful websites for potential & new coaches, participants, and parents)

F.I.R.S.T - F.I.R.S.T website

FLL Website - FLL information, history, challenge, rules, game updates

NC-Robotics - North Carolina Tournament dates, volunteer, new coach training

http://ncfll.wildapricot.org/ - North Carolina FLL Tournament Information

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ncfllcoaches/ - Join the North Carolina Coaches forum and ask your most basic or most complex question and get answers from fellow coaches...A MUST JOIN for any FLL coach!

Start an FLL Team

How To Start an FLL Team (Word Doc)

http://www.hightechkids.org/for-teams/how-start-fll-team

FLL Official Start a Team Page

Local FLL Training/Camps/Competitions

MagellanScience.org offers summer camps.  Visit tab Magellan Robotics (FLL)/ Summer Program.

Other camps in the greater RTP area:  ViaRobotics (Cary/Chapel Hill Park and Rec), Cary Academy, Ravenscroft, Rockit Learning, UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

TriangleSumoBots - RTP Robotic SumoBot competition. 

SumoBots - Appalachian State University robotic SumoBot competition

FLL OnLine Training:

Building:

http://roboplex.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/seec-fllrobot-150.pdf -  Good building basics

http://roboplex.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2016-Geometry-of-Legos.pdf - Good building basics

http://neilwebber.com/notes/2015/07/25/lego-technic-triangle-geometry/ -  Triagnle building basics

Programing:

EV3 Training - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced -  Excellent video training

Programing & Building:

http://karen.polstra.com/uploads/2/3/9/0/23909472/winning_design._lego_mindstorms_nxt__2010_.pdf - Good building, design ideas, programming  (EV3/NXT)

Game, Mission, & Planning Strategies:

General Game Strategies - FL FLL offers general game strategies

http://www.teamhassenplug.org/NXT/NXT-GCodeIndex.html - Great source of NXT code and MyBlocks

Guides, Templates, Worksheets, Scorers, Mission, Mats:

Techbrick.com - Great materials for FLL teams including photos of mat, field pieces, excel/iphone scorer, worksheets

Tools & Technical:

http://sariel.pl/tools/ratios/ - Excellent gear ratio and placement calculator

http://www.hightechkids.org/sites/default/files/CoachingLibrary/fll_programming_101_nxt_g.pdf - General overview

http://www.nxtprograms.com/help/learn.html - NXT books

http://www.nxtprograms.com/projects.html - Fun NXT projects

http://www.nxtprograms.com/help/MyBlocks/tutorial.html#Input - Advanced topics on MyBlocks and sub-directories

http://www.cougarrobot.com/attachments/231_2010%20Cougar%20Advanced%20NXT-G%20Programming%20Workshop.pdf - Some good programming tips

http://www.philohome.com/index.htm - Great link for some technical information on traction of wheels and internal workings and data specs on NXT motors and sensors.

http://www.cs.duke.edu/courses/fall09/cps089s/notes/lect02-4up.pdf - An overview with some complex math of turning.

http://www.xn--schler-dya.net/blog/category/lego-nxt/ (This was a good document but the link is now invalid if anyone knows the new link to it, contact me) - Motor backlash and rotation error.

http://courses.washington.edu/engr100/Section_Wei/NXT/tricks.pdf - Good do's and don't with advanced tips.

https://www.grasp.upenn.edu/sites/default/files/strategies4-2015.pdf - Good building techniques.

http://www.azfll.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/FLL-Robot-Design-2014.pdf  - Good building techniques.

http://www.cpschools.com/Schools/WBI/Designing_for_FLL_with_LEGO-%20Hints_and_Tips.pdf  - Good building techniques.

https://www.youtube.com/user/djeyas - An interesting robot and attachment design.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpIi2ubTVWlr7apQpPZ89rw - Great YouTube Channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuXq-jiU0ANeBcF_Tvq1D7g - Great YouTube Channel BuilderDude55.

http://thetechnicgear.com/2014/03/howto-create-line-following-robot-using-mindstorms/  Line Following: Proportional and PID

NXT - Still Good Information:

http://www.teamhassenplug.org/NXT/NXT-GCodeIndex.html - Great source of NXT code and MyBlocks

Examples of FLL Presentations:

Alternate House Energy

Energy

Wild Fires

Farms

Global Change

Cooking

Blood Glucose

Wind Power

Other Robotic Links:

http://robotics.arc.nasa.gov/ - Information about Robotic Programs, University degrees & programs, events.  Also resources for educators and students.

 

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