Falcons Robotics

Jr. First Lego League (Jr. FLL) Grades 2-3

robot

This robotics team is geared towards students in second and third grades and is a precursor to the FLL team which FRCS has run for the past several years.  This is the Jr. FLL’s second year of competition.  Last year our team won the best programmers award at their Spring Expo.  Students who are involved are working on basic teamwork challenges, building Lego robots as a group, and programming those robots to have at least one moving part.  We are excited to announce that we have expanded our Jr. FLL program by adding an assistant coach this year in order to field two teams for this year’s exposition. The current competition for the 2016-17 season is called Creature Craze.  For more information about Jr. FLL click here.

Jr. FLL Grades 2-3 Coach/Contact: Please email your questions about this program to Coach Rotondi and Coach Smith

Meetings, Where/When:

Note:  Parents will be notified via email when changes to the schedule are neccessary.

Falcon Badgers – Thursday
Thursdays thru May 2017; Room 144 , 3 – 4 pm.

Tuesdays as needed.

Magmapz Rangers – Friday
Wednesdays and Fridays thru May 2017, Room 144, 3 – 4 p.m.

Neither team meets on days when school is not in session.

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First Lego League (FLL) Grades 4-8 

fllThis is the original FRCS Robotics team.  Its members have gone to fll4competition a number of times, and is open to students in grades 4-8.  Ten of our students will qualify for the competition this year.  The team focuses on students taking the initiative in problem solving, presentation skills, as well as designing, building and programming Lego Robots that will do multiple tasks, in a timed environment using sensors and effective programming to score points on the game board.  The challenge for this year is called Animal Allies.  For more information about FLL click here. 

FLL Grades 4-8 Coach/Contact: Please email your questions about this program to Coach Rua

Meetings, Where/When

  • Room 204 (MS/HS Computer Lab); Tuesday’s & Friday’s; 3:00 – 4:30pm 
  • FLL Parent Informational Meeting; Thursday, March 24, 2016; 3:30–4:00 pm – Rm. 221.  The meeting will provide an overview of the team, procedure for joining the team, and questions and answers.

Scheduled Competition, When/Where:  MAFLL – Northborough Qualifier

Date:  TBD for 2017

Start Time:  n/a

End Time:  n/a

Place: n/a

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First Tech Challenge (FTC) Grades 9-12

FTC

The First Tech Challenge is the FRCS Falcons #8532 High School Robotics team.  Returning for their third year as a team after winning the Robo Rave Award at one of their competitions, and followed by a run at the state championships, our team is eager to improve its standings at the state level. In only its second year of competition the FRCS FTC team finished 9th in the State! With their new head coach Mr. Gray at the helm, the team is looking forward to another winning season.

The First Tech Challenge takes robotics building to the next level, with the use of stock hardware in building its robots and android phones for programming them, the FTC is a precursor to industrial design application of robotics building.  Last year’s team also came to their first meets with some unique problem solving strategies that baffled their opponents and had a few of them later imitating our team’s strategies to strengthen their own positions.  Their latest endeavor is to build a second robot to take to competitions. Students in this group have been working with the school’s 3D printer in its latest robot design to go into their competition with a full head of STEAM!  This year’s challenge is called Velocity Vortex. For more information about First Tech Challenge click here. 

FTC Grades 9-12 Coach/Contact: Please email your questions about this program to Coach Gray

Meetings, Where/WhenRoom 108; Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays; 3:00 pm – 4:30pm (Occasional Saturday meetings and Friday times to be extended as needed when competition approaches)

Scheduled Competition, When/Where: