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Lego team 2010
The seven members of our Lego team are as follows:
Melanie Carmody = Project researcher/organiser, article writer, Amelia Glynn = Attachment builder and profiler, Ronan O’Riordan = Profiler and interviewee, Ryan Barrett = Chief programmer, Ryan Lewis = Project manager/captain, Stephen Griffin = Graphic designer (posters), Sean-James Gibbons = Chief Lego robot builder and engineer, as well as co-programmer
We have had great fun all along since we got involved In the First Lego League in September 2010. Staff and students would have been able to see us working in the library over the past number of weeks. Some of the most memorable moments were: meeting everyone for the first time, almost smashing the robot with frustration and finally finishing the project.
The national final of the First Lego League takes place on Saturday January 8th 2011 in the Radison Hotel, Galway, where we will compete against 24 other schools from all around the country. We will be competing for the Irish Lego League Title.
The day promises to be action packed where we have to present a project on “The Smart Insulin Pump” to a team of judges. We will then compete in a robot game, where our robot has to do 14 missions/tasks in two and a half minutes. The game will be very fast paced and we will all have to concentrate. There will be a technical interview, where judges will ask us questions about the design of the robot. Teamwork is a major requirement and we will all have to work together and co-operate. The day promises to a fun-filled, enjoyable one and we are really looking forward to it, so we hope that all our hard work will do us justice on the day. We hope that our efforts will pay off.
We would like to thank all staff for being so co-operative with us and our teachers for allowing us out of class, to work on the project, particularly Ms. McInerney and Ms. O’ Carroll for their hard, tireless work and Mr. Colleran for helping us set up the robot game board and also Richie and Cathy for allowing us he use of classrooms to practice. Thank you!