YMCA Day 4 – Of Robots and Rainstorms

learning-about-the-fieldIt rained most of the morning so ALL the campers, from ALL the camps were indoors, one of our classrooms was flooded when a cooler was allowed to drain in the room, the other classroom had to be used by another camp group for more than an hour, and we had to resort to duct taping the game elements onto the playing field to discourage kids – our own and those passing through the classrooms – from dismantling the field (such is the lure of even momentarily unattended LEGOs amid crowds of children!)

A little improvisation and lots of perseverence got us through the day though, and our three teams of campers worked on team banners, picked their favorite rubberband cars, and applied their new building and programming skills on some field challenges.  

Everyone should have fun during tomorrow’sbuff-banana Robotics Exhibition, that will feature some simple table runs, rubberband car races, LEGO displays, and our own wiffle ball dispensing Cubie.  Several families have inquired about getting FLL going in their children’s elementary schools, so we’ll have information on hand about FIRST for them and others.


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