Halls Of Learning
  • Halls of Learning has two teams hard at work preparing for an upcoming FIRST Lego League ("FLL") championship tournament in Worcester, MA on December 18, 2010: LYM Jrs. "Builders" and "Coders" In FLL competitions, teams are judged on two components, the Robot Game and the Project, each of which relates to an annual theme. This year's theme is "Body Forward" which challenges participants to explore the world of biomedical ...
  • After a looooooong day Friday, we were up bright and early to get to Worcester Polytechnic Institute, site of Robonautica, the Massachusetts state championships for FIRST Lego League.  We had two teams: 123 and 124 - but there were tons of other kids there, who had been working hard on their robots and projects. The tournament organizers asked us to sing the Jamaican National Anthem during the opening ceremonies. And then it was time for our first matches! Thanks to the advice of Bruce James, President of MVP ...
  • After a late night flight, we were all well tired by the time we reached our hotel, the Royal Sonesta, in Cambridge. After we got settled, we headed out to the Museum of Science, a short (chilly!) walk away.  We ate lunch in the café overlooking the Charles River, and then saw the Lightning! show, an IMAX movie (Thrill Ride), and wandered through the exhibits. The next morning, we headed out to iRobot, in Bedford, MA. ...