Jr. Robotics Challenge 2004 kit arrives

Tuesday, September 7th, 2004
This weekend, we unpacked two boxes, containing the US FIRST Jr. Robotics Challenge 2004 Kit of parts.

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The first box contained the playing field. The second box contained the 1438 parts that we will need to assemble into the various props needed to complete the challenge.

What is the U.S. FIRST Jr. Robotics Challenge 2004?

The U.S. FIRST Jr. Robotics Challenge is a robotics competition, developed by Dean Kamen, for middle school students. The robots are built using the LEGO MindStorms robotics development system. This will be my third year coaching a team in this competition -- it's something that I enjoy doing as part of my ICA Robotics outreach.

I'm in the process setting up a new team blog site that will tell you more about it. It will be a group blog, operated by a group of lovely young ladies that call themselves the LEGO Mountaineers. They will be sharing their experiences as they learn about robotics, computer software including, MindStorms, RoboLab, MindManager, OneNote, ResultManager, and hopefully, a group collaboration tool. You will be able to follow along, day by day, as the team progresses towards the competition, so stay tuned!

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