What a fun and
exciting day. The competition was fierce. The Master Blasters and the Amazon
Warriors represented our school well and made us proud. Early in the day the
placed as high as 4th in the robot performance competition but our positions
were soon challenged by some excellent teams from all over our city. We remained
in the top ten (as of the third round--fourth round scores were not posted due
to technical difficulties). However, we were unable to place high enough to earn
The kids were a
little disappointed but like all good champions we have experienced victory as
well as defeat.
thing is we were brave enough to step into the field of battle and had fun doing
We look forward
to next year.
January 14, 2012
What a day! The Master Blasters and the Amazon Warriors had a great time. The Master Blasters placed first in table performance and the Amazon Warriors placed third. There was strong competition from MS821 which placed 2nd on the table. Two of their members are former Amazon Warriors so we were happy they did well. We must commend Master Blaster Syed for having spent so much of his free time programming. Amazon Warrior Abigail and Master Blaster Karen also worked hard programming and researching food preservation and refrigeration. All team members practiced running the table as much as they could in a short time and came through with shining colors. We are extremely proud of both teams.
On a side note we'd like to thank The Lego Rockets from PS5 for their outstanding sportsmanship. In the middle of the competition the Amazon Warriors suffered technical problems when one of the robot's motors seized. The Lego Rockets loan us one of their motors which allowed us to stay in the game. Thank You Rockets!
March 13, 2011
Jacob Javits Center FLL Competition
The kids did very well at the Javits Center. The Amazon Warriors placed 4th in Robot Performance. They held onto 3rd place all morning but moved to fourth in the afternoon.
The Amazons also placed 4th in the Champions Award.
The Champions award is given to the teams that show proficiency in all aspects of the competition (table performance, technical, judges interview and research project).
The Master Blasters placed 4th in the Judges award (given by interviewing judges for teamwork).
Here's an interesting fact: the Master Blasters' highest score in the Table Performance had them lined up for the 5th place award.
Then their score was tied by another school and the judges had to look at the second highest score. It is there that they were slightly bested and placed 6th.
January 8, 2011
FLL Brooklyn Qualifier Event
This is PS 94K's second year competing in the FLL challenge and we have started our season well. We competed at the Polytech University FLL Brooklyn Qualifier. The Lego Amazon Warriors placed 1st in robot performance with the Lego Master Blasters joining them with 2nd place in robot performance. All the long hours (coming in early and staying late to practice) paid off in the end. Now we look forward to the Jacob Javits Center FLL tournament.
See more pictures of the Brooklyn Qualifier at our PS94K Wiki page
March 14, 2010
Jacob Javits Center FLL Tournament
The PS94K Lego Scorpions and Lego Bratz have done us proud. They bravely entered the arena with the top 80 teams in NYC. The competition was fierce and the day was long but that did not stop the Scorpions or Bratz from bringing their A game. We are excited and proud to announce that team 471, the Lego Scorpions won 3rd Place in Robot Design and team 462, the Lego Bratz won 4th Place in Robot Design. The Lego Bratz also had very strong rounds on the table performance and were in the running for a table award along with the Scorpions.
Team 462 The Lego Bratz
Team 471 The Lego Scorpions
Practicing before each round
PS 94K and Sunset Prep
It has been a very exciting FLL season. We've learned a lot and lookr forward to next year's FLL challenge. We would like to thank the PTA for all their support of the teams as well as the parents for encouraging their children throughout the season. Many thanks to all the teachers that help support the team during both competitions and thoughout the season.
Most of all we want to thank the students. Their hard work and commitment have made this PS 94K Robotics season a huge success.
January 9, 2010
The students competed in their first FLL Brooklyn Qualifier.
The Lego Scorpions placed third in the Robot Performance
and The Lego Bratz won the Judges Award.
Next they compete at the Jacob Javits Center Sunday March 14, 2010
You can keep up with current events with our
PS94K Robotics by visiting our Wiki page at: http://mrpelaezps94k.pbwiki.com/Robotics+Program
You can visit the First Lego League website for details on the
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