Lego League - No Limits!
Students at Millcreek Elementary, Mary Todd
Elementary, Lexington Traditional Magnet School, and
Winburn Middle recently participated in the NO LIMITS competition with the FIRST
Lego League (FLL) at Northern Kentucky University. This year's competition focused on people with physical
challenges. Many people have difficulty moving or walking, or
trouble reading a distant sign or climbing stairs. In NO LIMITS, FLL teams
find ways to help people with different levels of physical ability.
The STLP teams had to create a Lego robot which would
assist a person in meeting some of these every day challenges. The
groups programmed their robot to do selected activities. Some of the
activities required a change to the actual robot during the competition.
During the competition, the robots could be programmed to retrieve a pair
of glasses, move a CD onto its case, push in chairs at a table, go up some
stairs, close a gate, feed the pets, and a few more everyday tasks.
The students also had an opportunity to see an adult
wheelchair football game demonstration. A few students were then
recruited to play football in a wheelchair with the adults. The
students realized how tricky a task this can be!
four teams did an excellent job at the competition. Winburn Middle's
group was honored by receiving third place in
the Teamwork Awards. There were a total of thirty teams from all of
the state at the competition. Congratulations to all the students and
teachers who participated!
will be a demonstration of some of the Lego robots at the upcoming FCPS Technology Fair on March
19th at Tates Creek High School. If you're
interested in seeing these hard working students, join us between 9:00
A.M. and 11:15 A.M. in the Tates Creek gymnasium and cafeteria wing.
The Technology Fair is free and open to the public.