Time to Sign Up For First Lego League!

Would your child like to participate in a First robotics competition with other gifted kids?  We are now assembling our annual Southeast Michigan Mensa / Gifted In Michigan First Lego League team and need participants!

Age range is typically 9-14, but we accept younger kids if they are interested in participating, and often younger kids are!  We will be meeting at Melissa Jenkins’ house in Berkley, MI at days/times convenient for everyone.  Most will probably be on weekends.  A parent will typically attend with your child.

This competition involves designing and building a Lego Mindstorms robot that can solve missions on a robot field!  The kids will also invent a solution to a world problem and learn how to be a great scientist or engineer!  The theme this year is “FLL World Class”.  Teams will design new methods for gathering knowledge and skills in the 21st century.

We plan to have a few non-mandatory meetings beginning in early August to learn how to build and program Mindstorms robots and assemble our Lego robot game models.  Work will begin in earnest once the challenge is released the last week of August and will continue, weekly or bi-weekly until our qualifying competition most likely in Nov.

Total cost per participant will be $30.    Please send an email ASAP (at latest by Sept 1st) to gifted_in_mi@sbcglobal.net, with name, age, address and phone, if your child wants to participate.  Once all slots are taken, the team will close!  We currently have 7 slots available.

To learn more about FLL check out the following website: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/. To see how much fun our trophy-winning team had last year, check out our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/minotaursfirstlegoleague.

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