Brickhead Meetings 2012-2013
Silicon Valley Qualifier at St. Lawrence Middle School in Santa Clara. The Brickheads win the Design Award and move on to the District Championships.
Last minute fine tuning of our robot before the tournament. Worked on our combined robot program to speed up our time switching out attachments and people. Worked on our poster for Core Values and added another video to Grandkid Tech for the project presentation.
Present our solution to our parents and other family members. Worked on combining all of our mission and cutting down the time. We create our project board for the tournament.
Presented our project solution (www.grandkidtech.com) to the IT department at ROKU. They gave us feedback on how to improve our website.
We worked on make sure that our missions were successful. We continue to make minor changes so that the robot performs reliablly.
Worked on our skit for the presentation. Brian and Alison worked as a team to make tacos for the group.
Alison and Jeremy shot their videos for senior solution website and presentation. Everyone continued working on their robot mission. Continued testing by run trying to run each mission successfully three times in a row.
Worked on the senior solution project presentation. Went through scripts and made final edits. Started working on good luck gifts for the other teams at the regional tournament.
Andrew and Brian shot their videos for senior solution website and presentation. Everyone continued working on their robot mission. Continued testing by run trying to run each mission successfully three times in a row.
Worked on the senior solution project presentation. Went through scripts and made edits and started staging the presentation for the judge's room. Practiced using the props. Some additional props are needed.
Sean shot his video for the senior solution website and presentation. We continued working on robot attachments and programming the robot. Several missions are successful.
Half the team worked on a fun event to improve teamwork. Jeremy, Brian, and Alison made strawberry shortcake for the team snack. We worked as a team to complete each step. It was delicious! Each person wrote their own script for the presentation, and we continued making the props.
Continued working on robot attachments and programming the robot.
Worked on props for the presentation. Worked on who will take about what in the presentation. We checked the rubric to make sure we are presenting all the information the judges want to hear.
Continued working on the missions and figuring out how to get to the other end of the table reliably. We decided to create an additional robot so another person can be programming and testing at the same time.
After considering our research, we chose a final project for Senior Solutions. The seniors that we collected data from had the most problems with new technology. We are focusing on a solution that will help seniors with their technology problems.
Half the group worked on our presentation and made a list of costumes and props needed. The other half of the group worked on our solution.
Worked on programming the robot for missions. Downloaded an app for calculating the score. We also decided on a final senior solutions project based on our research from the survey and the interview with our senior partner. Created a mission statement and a summary of the project.
We wore items to simulate being a senior citizen. We wrapped our fingers so they would be hard to bend. We wrapped on waist area with padding so we could not bend over easily, and we used bungi cords to restrict our arm movements. Once we had everything on, we tried to do simple tasks like opening food packaging, eating food, pick up things off the floor, and reaching up high to open a cabinet. This helped us understand some of the difficulties seniors face in their every day life.
Andrew will checking the FLL website for updates on the missions every Sunday at the beginning of practice. Brian is his backup.
Everyone continued working on their robotics missions.
Interviewed our senior partner using Skype from California to Arizona. We asked our senior partner questions about his life and problems that he has as he is getting older. We will use this information to help us pick a senior solution project.
Reviewed the missions for the robotics table and started working on solutions. We decided on who would work on each mission.
We decided on a senior partner for our project. We will have a conference call with him on September 7th to ask him questions about the senior project.
Build the fourteen missions for the robotics table.
Reviewed the survey and started to identify possible projects for Senior Solutions. 80 people have responded. Results of the survey will be posted on our website.
Shot our music video for "Call Me Maybe" to improve our teamwork. The video will be posted on youtube and our website.
Brickheads Website – www.brickheadsfll.com
Brickheads Email – email@example.com
Website content :
Project- Sean and Brian
The Team- Sean and Alison
Awards- Andrew and Alison
Question and Answer- Andrew and Brian
Contact Us- Jeremy
Survey Monkey: - Alison presented the survey
- proofread the survey
- made available to public
1st Meeting of the season
Ideas to help seniors
- We could use magnets to reach things in high places where the seniors could not reach it w/ electromagnet or rare earth magnet or neodymium magnet
- We could have a camera to look in high places
We could make a music video.
Subjects that we will be helping in
Alison – Technology
Jeremy – Medication
Andrew – Diet
Sean – Senses
Brian – Mechanical Aids