Robotics » Robotics


Interested in joining the Robotics team?
See application attached to download, carefully read through, fill out, and submit by the deadline to be considered by the school to be one of the team members of the Beryl Bots. 
Core Values: The FIRST® LEGO® League Core Values are the cornerstones of the FLL program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FLL from other programs of its kind. By embracing the Core Values, participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.

FIRST® LEGO® League Core Values:
▲ We are a team.
▲ We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
▲ We know our coaches and mentors don’t have all the answers; we learn together.
▲ We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
▲ What we discover is more important than what we win.
▲ We share our experiences with others.
▲ We display Gracious Professionalism® and Cooperation® in everything we do.
▲ We have FUN!

Robot Game
In the Robot Game, teams design, build, program, and test autonomous robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology. The robots are designed and programmed by team members to perform a series of tasks, or missions, during 2½ minute matches on a playing field which reflects the real-world theme for this season.

In the Project, teams research a real-world problem in the field of this season’s Challenge theme. Then they create an innovative solution to that problem (either by creating something that doesn’t exist or building upon something that does). And finally, teams share their findings with others.

"To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders." - Dean Kamen, Founder
FLL's mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
How are students chosen for the Robotics Team? 
There are a limited number of positions available. The school chooses a well-balanced team that strives for equal representation of boys and girls. If you think that you are right for the team, here are a few more things that we take into consideration: 
  • students who are able to commit to a rigorous practice schedule and weekend tournaments through December,
  • students who have precious skills and knowledge of robotics
  • students who are focused and like to conduct research,
  • students who have demonstrated that they can work well in a group environment and are kind and respectful in a  team atmosphere
These are a few of the considerations that are used when determining team members.