Tune It Up Tampa!

FIRST LEGO League Workshop

September 30, 2017

Middleton Magnet High School, Tampa, FL 33610

Our tradition continues this year as we expand our offerings to accommodate our returning veteran teams and growing rookie ranks!

Registration is now open for Tune It Up Tampa!, our annual Workshop Day for FIRST LEGO League teams. This workshop is perfect for new coaches, teachers, parents, rookies and our veteran teams.

  • Individual and team hands-on workshops
  • Get information about Judging, how to read the Rubric; we’ll even do an entire mock Judging session with your team
  • Meet other coaches and teams who are just as excited about FIRST LEGO League!
  • Open practice time on the Hydro Dynamics Game Table
  • Kids get a chance to practice with other teams and catch up with returning friends!
  • Double check you’ve built the Field Set Up correctly and that you’re on track for Research.
  • Panel Q&A

Get feedback on your robot or Missions you’re attempting; ask questions about the Project or simply come with your kit never opened and we’ll get you going!  We provide Game Tables for Open Practice and a place for your team to work on their robot. This is our full day boot camp!

Tune It Up! Tampa is hosted by Middleton Robotics. If you have questions about how best to register, please contact us using the form below.  Our capacity is strictly limited; PLEASE register early if you want a spot!

Cost

You may choose from two registration options this year:

FULL TEAM REGISTRATION:                                                         $25

INDIVIDUAL COACH REGISTRATION (without team):                $10

Register for Tune It Up Tampa! online at TNTRegistration

Concessions

If you would like to pre-order your lunch meals from our concessions stand and avoid the crowds, please order online at Pre-Order Lunches.  You can then pay when you arrive on Saturday and at lunch use the Express Window to pick up your meals

Seminars

Robot Design

This is a TEAM workshop designed for a coach and their team members.  Bring your ‘work-in-progress’ robot and/or laptop.  Ask questions and get constructive feedback.  Review missions and attachments you might be considering.  This is also the opportunity to ask some questions if you are having problems with programming.

Core Values

This is a TEAM workshop for coaches and their team members.  We will talk about what the Core Values are with students and they will participate in a mock teamwork activity and we will provide feedback using the FIRST LEGO League Core Values Rubric.  Teams will then have the opportunity to discuss the scoring and what they can do to get ready for the season. A great prep if your team will be going to a qualifying tournament.

Research

Research is the single most important aspect of FIRST LEGO League. In this workshop, we will provide details on what makes a good research project. Additionally, how do you present your research to the judges. If your team has project and/or presentation, we will have judges who will provide direct critique and tips to help you improve.

West Florida FIRST LEGO League Region Orientation

This is our most requested Q&A topic, so we’ve asked our FIRST LEGO League Partner, Ms. Desh Bagley to be available for a Q&A session for teams!  Coaches often ASK “What can my team do to make it beyond the Qualifying Tournament?” Join our panel discussion of FIRST LEGO League veterans on the specifics of tournaments and what it takes to be successful.  What really is important for you to know to get ready for tournament the season. We’ll help you prepare your team, clarify the rubric and up your game! Bring your questions.

Train to be a FIRST LEGO Judge / Referee

There will be a push this season for FIRST LEGO League teams to provide an adult volunteer at tournaments to assist with Judging/Refereeing.  This is your team’s opportunity to send one or two parents to training at Workshop Day and be ready to go for the season. They will also learn the secret handshake. (just kidding)  Learn the FIRST LEGO League Rules and Game Rules for this year’s game so you can volunteer as a Tournament Table Ref or Judge this season. Door prizes will be awarded at each training session.

WALK-UP ACTIVITIES

These activities will be dispersed across campus and will allow teams more opportunities to learn about FIRST LEGO League and how to make their team successful.  There are no assigned team time slots.  Please note that some of the activities will have limited hours of operation.

“Tell Your Story”:  This will be an opportunity to talk with a judge to provide a 90 second “elevator speech to describe your team and what makes it special.  This is very helpful as it is often a technique used by judges at tournaments. This is a walk-up activity

“Ask an Expert”:  Teams will have the opportunity to discuss one on one with professional experts in the field related to this year’s challenge. The number of experts and times available will be provided on workshop day.  This is a walk-up activity.

Beyond First Lego League”: Teams will have opportunity to talk to FRC and FTC students and interact robots to see what FIRST programs are available beyond First Lego League. Want to drive a FRC or FTC robot? – this session is for you.  This is a walk-up activity.

“I Need More CV”: Teams will have opportunity to complete additional Core Values challenges and talk to judges about the importance of core values in FIRST. This is a walk-up activity.

“My Robot and I Need Help!!”: Teams will have the opportunity to meet with referees and technical judges at the practice tables for a more in depth discussion of strategy, missions, techniques, and best tips of the trade.  This is a walk-up activity.

“Make-A-Button”: Teams will be able to design and create their own button. This includes using the button machine to stamp the button.  NOTE:  There is a $1 charge per button to cover supplies cost.

Registration

Register for TuneUp Tampa online at TNTRegistration

Workshop Times Teams Teams Teams Individuals / Teams Individuals
8:15-8:40 am Core Values Robot Design Research
8:40-9:05 am Core Values Robot Design Research
9:05-9:30 am Core Values Robot Design Research West Florida FIRST LEGO League Orientation (9:00 – 9:45)
9:30-9:55 am Core Values Robot Design Research FIRST LEGO League Volunteer Training
10:00-10:25 am Core Values Robot Design Research
10:25-10:50 am Core Values Robot Design Research FIRST LEGO League Volunteer Training
10:50 – 11:15 am Core Values Robot Design Research
11:15 am – 12:10 pm Core Values Robot Design Research
12:40-1:05 pm Core Values Robot Design Research
1:05-1:30 pm Core Values Robot Design Research West Florida FIRST LEGO League Orientation (1:05 – 1:45 pm)
1:30-1:55 pm Core Values Robot Design Research
1:55-2:20 pm Core Values Robot Design Research

Walk-up Activities do not have specific team sign-up times. Teams can visit throughout the day

Payment

Register for Tune It Up Tampa! online at TNTRegistration

Pre-registration is required.   Full Team Registration: $25 (PayPal $28)          Individual Registration: $10

After you register your team/individual, you can pay online via PayPal direct to our Booster Club.

 

You can also mail your payment.  Checks payable to our Booster Club:  MMHSSBC.  

Mail to:

MMHSSBC

Attn:  Rich Berglund

3433 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, #282

Valrico, FL 33596

 

 

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