Here are some articles to help you along the
Training with GoToMeeting (or similar
three rookie programmers we needed a
quick boost to get them up to speed on
Robot C. We turned to a great team
from Maryland, Under the Son, from SSI
Robotics. But the Spangler's
live about 3 hours from our house so we
needed a solution.
the story to see how it worked.
Build a Cool
our first year of FTC with worked with
some basic tools including a hand drill
and Dremel tool along with some tin
snips. While this did enable us to build
a robot we really struggled with cutting
metal and other items including the
hardened axles. So this year we built a
small workshop with amazingly affordable
tools from Sears (though you can get
them from a number of other sources).
LEGO Book Ever
few months ago we were asked to review
an amazing book by no starch press: "The
Cult of LEGO." It simply one of the
coolest books ever written about this
amazing toy and tool.
It has more than 280 full color pages
covering almost every topic and task
accomplished with LEGO bricks and parts.
You can see the table of contents and
sample pages below.
I took it to a church youth meeting
and we could barely get the kids back on
task (we were building rockets). The
poured over the book for more than an
So if you have a LEGO fan in your
house (even you) this would make a great
Christmas gift (or an anytime gift). If
you buy it, please use the link to the
right. It won't cost you any more but it
will help TechBrick.
for your Team.
All you need to
know about team shirts.
You've worked hard to prep your team. You've paid your fees, made
your plans, spent hours in preparation. Why not look like a million
$100's dollars by using round stickers
instead of pin-on buttons.
|Our documents and resources for new teams.
7 Tips for
New Coach? Overwhelmed by the process? Here's seven
key motivational points to remember.
Quick Help for
Taking on the
|We are a rookie team this year and are struggling
with the parameters of the presentation
project. Are the teams suppose to
present their findings from the energy
audit for their presentation?
|Here's three resources for you to use this
spring and summer to supercharge your FIRST
Great LEGO Boat Race
You can build it well activity
THE LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT ZOO Book