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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....

Igutech Update

GU2_5909aOur first Lego League tournament is rapidly approaching and it feels like we could spend another six months to complete everything in time. We are very excited to participate early December at a Delaware State FLL Qualifier Event, and of course, we hope to move on to the Championship Tournament in January 2011.

Our project work is well underway. We have an outline of our presentation done and we just need to complete a few lines of text, finish some presentation materials and then rehearse.... In the past few months, we completed a lot of research about Multiple Sclerosis, talked to a number of experts in the field and came up with a really cool solution... stay tuned....

robot_team18Our robot design was only completed about two weeks ago, which didn't leave too much time programming yet. However, we think that it will pay out in the end that we spent some extra time to meet our robot design goals, tried different models and then chose the one shown on the right (sorry for the fuzzy picture Smile).

This weekend, we finally nailed our first robot mission and we will be working hard over the next week to catch up on the other missions...There is still a number of tools and attachments we will need to build, try out and tweak.... Plus navigating the field with high precision seems quite tricky this time...

Of course, nothing could be done efficiently without TEAM WORK. Therefore, we spent some extra time with fun team building games.

Team Igutech wins 1st Place Champions Award

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... and moves on to the Delaware State Championship Tournament...

DaVinci!

On Saturday 6-5-11 the DaVinci center is opening a new exhibit, and we are having our robot cut the ribbon! We will also have an exhibit later showing some robot building, programing and lots of other exhibits.

Team: Finish your assingmets!

 

-Tilman

2011 Season

The 2011 FLL Season has officially started a few weeks ago and the Igutechs are well under way with their food safety project and the robot missions.TeamMeeting_110925-2 In our project we need to select one food item, follow its journey from production to the table and identify the contamination problems it faces along the way. We have already brainstormed a number of possible project themes and thought about some pretty unique ways to solve common contamination problems. Stay tuned to learn more about this... Also, if you are an expert in food production, transport, handling and preparation, please let us know. We'd love to hear from you.

For the robot missions, we have built a few prototypes and we started to take on some of the tasks our robot will need to complete in the robot game. There is a LOT to transport this time, and so we will have to teach our robot some swift and cool moves to get everything completed in time.

Team Meeting #4 (Sept 30)

TeamMeeting_110930a[KR 110930] We had a very productive team meeting last night. We had a very yummy dinner together. Then we horsed around a bit, but after those few minutes of goofiness, it was down to business. The programming team is working on getting a few missions accomplished and the building team is working on finishing up the "universial attatchment system". Our team came up with a lot of really cool project ideas, and we are all excited that we have decided on our project topic. Sorry, we can't tell you about it yet! We have been a very busy team!!

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Igutech Fieldtrip to Atmos Inc.

Atmos_Logo[JK 5-1-10] On May 1st, Team Igutech took an exciting field trip to Atmos's building. The day started with the president of Atmos giving us a presentation about the company, what they do, aTeamMeeting_100501_04nd what they wanted to know about igutech. Then Igutech members Stewart and Sydney gave their presentation on the team, and the robot. Second, Igutech team member Jackie acted as a patient. The president of Atmos {Marco Schlegel} gave Jackie a checkup as if she was a real ENT {ears, nose, and throat} patient.Third, the most exciting thing happened: We got to see Tilman's, Ferdinand's , and Mr. Schlegel's vocal cords. For some, it was absolutely disgusting. For some others it was the coolest thing they have ever seen!!!! Then, we got to get a demonstration on what would happen when you used Atmos's vacuum product. First, they put gauze in a fake wound. Then they put the vacuum hose right inside the two pieces of gauze. Before we knew it the gauze got sucked down to the wound. Lastly, Igutech got treated to cookies, Soft Pretzels, grapes, and a variety of drinks. It was a spectacular field trip.