2012 Robotics Festival

This year, unlike previous years the festival is split into two days.  The first part which is the JrFLL WA State Expo and Robot demonstrations will be held on Saturday November 10th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (registration page is located here). The second half of the festival take place on Monday November 19th from 1:00 PM – 7:30PM and will be a FLL Scrimmage and work day (registration is located here).  Both events will take place at Coe Elementary School at the Lunchroom/Gymnasium.

Saturday November 10th — WA State Jr.FLL Official Expo and Robot Demos

On Saturday November 10th from 9:00 AM to 1:00PM, Coe Elementary School will hold its second Robotics Festival and be the side for the official WA State JrFLL Expo.  This means that as many as 90 plus Jr.FLL teams of 3 to 6 students will be having their official tournament or Expo as they are called.  JrFLL teams wanting to participate in the November 10th Expo need to register via the FIRSTWA Jr.FLL Expo Registration page.

To make this is a true Festival, we are inviting other FLL  teams from the neighborhood to share in the fun with us, and have an opportunity to demonstrate their work to the larger community. Again we will have robot demonstrations across all 4 FIRST programs — FLL, FTC and FRC and who knows we may have a few other Robot surprises in store, you will just have to come and see for your self!

JrFLL Expo Event Day Schedule

Note: Schedule subject to change depending on team registrations and demonstration events.

Time Slot jrFLL team Activity
9:00 – 9:30 AM Teams arrive, sign-in and setup pit and display
9:30 AM Opening Ceremony
10:00 – 12:00 AM jrFLL teams are visited by volunteer judges, and teams have an opportunity to explore the the demonstrations and do other hands-on activities.
12:30 PM jrFLL Recognition Ceremony
1:00 PM Teams go home

Monday November 19th — FLL Scrimmage and Practice Tournament

The second part of our CoeBotics Robotics Festival will be a FLL scrimmage and getting prepared for the official FLL tournaments opportunity for neighborhood FLL teams.  This event is organized by the CoeBotics teams and parents at the Coe Elementary School.  We will hold  a Robot practice competition for the FLL teams.

During this event the afternoon is dedicated to teams to work together, learn form each other, share with each other on the robot, share research tips etc  Then in the last part of the day we will hold a set of Robot Races under close to real tournament conditions.

There will be pit table with space to display team material for each participating FLL team and to work on the robots.  This is an opportunity for all of us to practice gracious Professionalism and help rookie teams over their initial hump and get them ready to participate on the State Qualifiers.

This event has a maximum capacity of 24 teams in order to make it enjoyable for all.  Registrations are processed based on first-come-first-served and a spot is claimed when the $15.00 / team registration fee is paid. There is no refund if a team does not show-up or needs to cancel their participation.

Team Dinner Option

Teams can pre-order a Pizza dinner provided by the Ballard Vikings Robotics team, by going to the following pre-order page.  All orders must be processed by Wednesday Nov 14th. Orders after this date will be able to be filled.  Other snacks will be on-sale by the Ballard team during the event and will include snacks and soda’s.  Access the Dinner Order Page here.

FLL Scrimmage Schedule

The schedule is constructed so that during the Robot Race portion of the event many parents and siblings will be able to attend.

Note: Schedule subject to change depending on team registrations and team needs.

Time Slot FLL team Activity
1:00 – 1:30 PM Teams arrive, sign-in and setup pit and display
1:30 – 5:00 PM Teams work on Robot, work on Research presentations, informal workshops
5:00 – 5:30 PM Dinner time — Order Dinner here
5:30 – 7:00 PM Three Rounds of Robot Races
7:00 PM Teams go home

FLL Scrimmage Team Registration

For an FLL team to participate in the scrimmage a team must have an US FIRST FLL team number assigned.  Informal teams are not able to register for this event.  Registration and participation is based on first-come-first served.  We are asking teams to pay a nominal $15.00 fee per team to help underwrite some of our costs.  If your team is unable to pay this, you may check the scholarship box during online team registration. (No team will be denied participation based on their ability to contribute or not.)

Registration is now Open – Please Register Here. [ Show list of current attendees. ]

Event Location

Both events will take place at the Coe Elementary School (November 10th and November 19th)

The event will take place at the following location:

Coe Elementary School
2424 7th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119-2513
(See GoogleMap for precise location)

Day of Event Schedule

Note: Schedule subject to change depending on team registrations and demonstration events.

Refreshments Fundraiser

The Ballard Vikings, FRC team 2928 of the Ballard high school will be not only on hand to demonstrate their large robot, but will also sell refreshments for all in attendance as a fund raiser. Their team needs to raise every year a significant amount of funds to be able to compete in the FRC competition for travel and shipment of their robot. As a fellow cluster school and our designated high school we are glad to help out their team, as they cheer for all of us.

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