News & Milestones
HURRAH!!! BananaBots Advanced to the FLL 2018-19 State Championship!
We did it! On the November 17th FLL qualifying tournament BananaBots was selected to advance to the North NJ Championship! The team also brought home Robot Programming Award. To learn more about our victory please read HERE. This exciting news was also reported on Bridgewater-Raritan's local newspaper, Breeze.
Congratulations Everyone! Job well done!
Technical Roadmap Announced
The BananaBots Coaches announced the technical roadmap and learning path for 2018-2019. Be prepare to challenge yourself and reach higher goals!
- FLL Into Orbit Challenge
- June-August: Project background research
- September-December: Preparation & competition
- June-December: Learning C++ object oriented programming self-paced (Jun - Dec)
- Starting from January: Programming Lego EV3 using Textual programming language
- January-May 2019 :Prepare for RoboCup Junior USA competition in Rescue Line League Platform: Lego EV3 / Textual programming language
- Rest of 2019: Arduino / basic electronics / mechanical design (including CAD design) to build robot from scratch for RCj 2020 (Rescue Line or Soccer or OnStage)
Results of the FLL Single Run Competition
On Friday, June 1st, we successfully had the the official FLL single run competition. All BananaBots members participated. Rohan's family not only hosted the competition, they also threw a mini party afterwards. Thanks for your hospitality! Big thanks goes to Ethan for being a fantastic judge. It was a fun and exciting evening. The top three winners are
- 1st place: Rohan Dugad
- 2nd place: Peter Lin
- 3rd place: Rohan Dham
Ethan Won Top Award at RoboCup Junior USA Competition!
At RoboCup Junior USA competition held at New York City, Ethan and Daniel's team The BEings set new American national records for both single run score (a beautiful perfect run, 530 points - most likely a world record as well) and total score (over 900 points) in Rescue Maze open league. They also won the prestigious judge's award - the Best Mechanical and Electronic Design. The BEings qualified for RoboCup International two years in a row. Early this summer, they will represent United States and travel to Montreal in Canada to compete against the best of best from all over world. Congratulations Ethan!!!
BananaBots' Youtube Channel Created!
We created BannaBot's Youtube Channel and started to upload the Robotics video clips by our members! Peter is currently the Youtube channel manager. Raise your hand if you would like to join him.
BananaBots Blog Went Live!
BananaBots Blog is for our members to practice writing and peer reviews. We welcome bloggers outside of the club as well. Let the fun start!
WE DID IT!!! BananaBots won the Project Innovation Solution Award at the FLL Hydro Dynamics NJ Qualifying Tournament on Nov. 18!
We were also ranked 6th in the robot game competition out of 26 teams! Fantastic job everybody! Our hard work over the past two months paid off. The photos from the tournament are available on the Event Gallery page.
Team Shirt Came Out Perfect!
Our team shirts came out perfect! Two thumbs up to Ryan, Alex and Tony for the exceptional artistic skills and creative design. We even received compliments from other robotics teams!