The NH LEGO League is pleased to announce that it will be fielding a FIRST Tech Challenge team this year. We have been fortunate in the past to see a tremendous amount of success in our FIRST programs. The Rainbow Blizzard Queens, our Jr. FIRST LEGO team, won the 2013 NH Chairkids Award, and our Kings of Konstruction team #55, winning the 2014 NHFLL State Programming Award.
This fall we have launched
our first FTC team #10103 Untitled-1. The name "Untitled-1" is derived from the new blank page, which comes up in most programs, when you open them for the first time. FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a robotics program designed by FIRST where team members will build a robot to try and solve a predesigned challenge. FTC allows students to learn skills that are applicable in the real-world including Java programming, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and so much more.
"Rookie teams have much to learn about the program. The first year is always the onramp, we look forward to trying to get the robot on the field, and for us this will be victory" stated Dan Hughes Untitled-1 Lead Coach. Hughes went on to say, "What makes this team great are the kids who are so eager to learn and who are not afraid to fail. They don't know much yet about FTC but are ready to try their hardest and that's all we can ask."
Untitled-1 is made up of eight students and three coaches. We are pleased to welcome Kobe Gregoire, Eric St. Jean, Cole Labonville, Simon Leary, Oliver Leary, Aidan Hughes, Tyler Bechard, and Ryan Fanny to the team. In addition they will be joined by Brian Fanny, Steve Bechard, and LEGOMAN Dan Hughes as coaches.
As the teams slogan states "Because every great idea starts with a blank page™".
The NH LEGO League has been working with children who have a passion for LEGO brick building since 2009. Everyday we hold LEGO building and robotics activities around the state for our members and partner schools with a focus on building, learning, and having fun. Over a thousand kids from Goffstown, Manchester, Derry, Weare, Hooksett, New Boston, Milton, Somersworth, Portsmouth, Dover and more have participated in programs this year.