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Use this section of our website to tell us about Igutech field trips, team meetings, and just about anything you'd like to share. Feel free to criticize, to praise, to leave suggestions, jokes.... Check back often....

State Championship

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[HG Jan. 27, 2012] Team Igutech won the prestigious Championship Award (3rd place) at the Delaware State FIRST Lego League tournament on Jan. 26 at the Bob Carpenter Center (university of Delaware). This award recognizes a team that embodies the FLL experience, by fully embracing the FLL Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and the Project. Team Igutech placed 3rd out of 126 FIRST Lego League teams in the Delaware area.Congrats to the team and a  big thank you to all parents and sponsors for their ongoing support.

Although this officially ends the 2012/13 FLL season, the team will continue to develop their Senior-Friendly Video Portal, a new device that Team Igutech invented for their science project in the FIRST Lego League. The Igutechs have already conducted successful trial video calls for seniors at the Luthercrest Senior Residence in Allentown, PA. This enabled a senior in a care facility to connect with her son - who lives too far to visit -  through a simple-to-use video interface. Team Igutech has partnered with the Senior Residence to offer free video calls driven by their volunteer service. Please help the team to develop their invention further into a working prototype by making a tax-deductible donation through the PayPal link to the right. Stay tuned for more information about the Igutech Video Phone. Thank you!

Igutech Champions

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[Dec. 12, 2012] Team Igutech wins the 1st Place Championship Award at the regional FIRST Lego League Tournament at the Conrad School of Science in Wilmington, DE and therfore qualifies for the Delaware State Championship in January 2013. Way to go Team Igutech!

Team Igutech - Season Highlights

 SeniorPartner Weiner-01 Pilot run with Team Igutech's senior-friendly communication device.
SeniorPartner Weiner-02 Mrs. Jeanne W. - Team Igutech's senior partner for the FLL Season 2012 'Senior Solutions'
 SeniorPartner Nedwich 02 Mrs. Eileen N. - Team Igutech's second senior partner for the 2012 First Lego League challenge.
 GU3 7014 Team Igutech visist Luthercrest Senior Residence in Allentown, PA) for the third time to discuss the team's invention that might revolutionize how seniors communicate with distant relatives. Thank you, Dr. Glew for your great support.
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Rehearsing the presentation for Team Igutech's FLL Qualifier.

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Viper - Team Igutech's robot.

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Science experiment: Which balloon pops: red or green) when hit with a red laser beam?

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Team Igutech visits Phoebe Home Senior Residence in Allentown, PA

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Team Igutech meets with Heintz to learn about daily challenges of seniors.

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At a physical therapy center to learn about mobility related problems.

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Teamwork challenge: Who builds the tallest tower?

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 Perfect aim!

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 Adrian after succesfully completing a teamwork challenge.

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Cole and his levitating spoon.

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 Macaroni challenge.

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Can Michael get the cookie without using his hands?

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Bike ride along the Lehigh River.

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Canoe trip to 'our' wilderness island.

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Wilderness camp-out on an island in the Lehigh River for team building.

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Adrian experiences vision impairment first hand.

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At the Phoebe Home Senior Care Facility in Allentown, PA

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 Keving gains hands-on experience with the DaVinci Surgical robot.

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Team Igutech follows a dilivery robot at the Lehigh Valley Hospital

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[HG 6/2012] Team Igutech at the Lehigh Valley Hospital.
Dr. Martin Martino demonstrates the Davinci Surgical System.

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 The Igutechs at the Surgical Education Center of LHVN.

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Tilman and Henrik try out tools for minimally invasive surgery at the Lehigh Valley Hospital

 

 

Welcome to our new online home, IguTechs!

In this section you (team members only) can share you thoughts about out weekly meetings, our progress with the robot missions and research project. Tell us what you liked, tell us about the milestones we completed, how many phone calls it can take to just order a pizza or tell us anything else fun that happened.

You can use this blog as sort of online diary of our activities. We will keep all entries so that you can go back in time anytime you wish.

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i'm jackie and i'm so happy to be a part of team igutech. i am 10years old and my birthday is on june 15th. my hobbies are cooking, softball, basketball, making people laugh, and got to the team meetings and have fun


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Team Igutech visits Aesculap Spine

Aesculap-logo[Sydney N] On Friday May 28, 2010, Coach Harald took Team Igutech to Aesculap Spine in Breiningsville, PA. Our hosts: Mr Christian Gabriel (Director Marketing Orthopedics), Mr. John Love (VP of R&D at Aesculap) presented the history of Aesculap and introduced us to the staff. We learned how high-tech surgical knee, hip, and spine implants are made. During their presentation, we had the best cookies, fruit, popcorn, and drinks.

Our hosts lead us on a tour through the Aesculap building. On our first stop, we got to see a 3D design demonstration of a tadpole. They showed us how we could change the shape, length, and width of the tadpole using the Catia Software. Then we went to the test lab. At the test lab, they test the strength and durability of their spine implants. Their robot works 24 hours for six weeks and runs 5 million cycles.

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Then we visited the machine shop. The first two robots we saw were the four and five axis milling machines that shape soft metal parts for their products. Then we saw the EDM machine that cuts soft and hard metal with hair fine wire. We got to put our hands in the gloves that go inside the sand blasting box. We met a really cool laser welding technician who sat in a purple chair showed us how he uses the equipment. Jackie put on his welding helmet! At the quality control lab, we saw how they project an image (magnified by 60, 100, and 200) to check the final product against the blueprint.

Igutech_visit_100528_groupBack at the conference room, they showed us the knee and hip implant products and how they secure them. They explained the types of metals and plastics used then we were lucky enough to touch the products. They felt so smooth that you might think it was real cartilage. We celebrated the end of our trip with the Aesculap Skeleton!

Thanks to Aesculap and Coach Harald, it was the coolest trip ever. I was really happy we got to interact with the staff and products!