I've been off the grid for one week, buried in First Lego League stuff. The FLL competition was held on Saturday in Salt Lake City. My little team of hyperenergetic 4th grade boys took 9th place out of 23 teams. Not bad for a rookie team and a wet behind the ears coach. The boys came up with Chaotic Crashers as the team's name. Chaos because that's what our meetings were like at and Crashers because that's what our robot did best! Many thanks to James Lakko and his mom for their awesome help in getting us ready. James was our Lego "Super Coach" and a member of our Farpoint Voyager club. James saved our bacon on the tournament table. I also want to thank two other Voyagers, Affan and Carter, for their help. It made a difference.
By far we had the simplest robot of the pack, but sometimes simple is best. The more complicated the robot, the more there is to break.
In other news, Farpoint Voyagers, watch your emails this week for news on this school year's Long Duration mission starting in February.
News from Our Friends at Dreamflight Adventures in Pennsylvania. Two New Simulators to Launch This Month.