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We've got our new 30 second spot ready to run on Time Warner Cable. But you can check it out here too. We've also posted a longer 4-minute video on the camp page that talks in more detail about our summer camp offerings. We might have as many as 800 campers this summer! Way to go Maine, keep those brains active during the summer!
Come join us at the Bangor area SUMMER CAMP FAIR being held at the Bangor Mall on
Date: SATURDAY, MARCH 5th, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: The Bangor Mall, inside the main mall
Bring your family and check out the camps that will be there to tell you about their great summer camp offerings in the greater Bangor area. Don't miss this local, easy to get to, easy to park at, no cost to come and check it out camp fair!
If you are a camp and still want to have a table, call our office at 866-4340 or click the button below and reserve one today!
The 12th Annual Maine Robot Track Meet season has arrived!
We just published the official rule book for the season on the Maine Robot Track Meet page so check it out.
There are already three scheduled meets and we are hoping for at least one more as we move ahead.
For the first time, LEGO Education has dropped selling the EV3 education software as a separate item (sold previously as either a single user license or a site license... or even as a 10 seat FLL team license). The result has been that they have raised the per EV3 Core Set price by $30 (from $349 to $379) but the core price now includes the cost of the software. This is a big savings if you want only a few kits, but after about 13 kits, it will cost you more. And if you already have a site license, I'm going to guess you'll still get stuck with the $379/kit price...
I talked with LEGO Education today to ask two questions:
NOTE: As of 1/6, I was having problems on their website getting the shopping cart to work at all. You can always call in an order. Remember, we aren't LEGO or LEGO Education, I'm just passing this along so you'll know the skinny. Good luck and may the parts be with you! Tom
LEGO Education: 800-362-4308
US LEGO Education Website: https://education.lego.com/en-us/lesi/
Ordering from LEGO Education:
Mail: LEGO Education
P.O. Box 1707
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
Put the A in STEM and you get STEAM. When ART is included in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
The huge field of STEM is also tied closely with the art field. If you don't think so, imagine an iPhone or a Television that was only built on function and not on looks. Well, the folks at Dodge are asking high school students to help them design the next generation of Dodge cars with their Drive for Design challenge. So if you like designing things, have a flair for the automotive, then you should check out their website:
Drive for Design Challenge
Winners get a computer AND a free 3 week summer course at the College of Creative Design in Detroit. The challenge is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors and the deadline is January 8th, 2016, so get drawing (but check out the website first for details). Applications are done on their application website.
We had great media coverage for our 3rd annual Maine Robotics EXPO and the 16th annual FIRST LEGO League State Championship! Here are links to articles and videos that we've seen, please let us know if you find others and we'll post those as well.
WGME article and video
Kennebec Journal Article
Portland Press Herald Article
Fox Bangor article
A YouTube video posted by a team
Senator Angus King's video address to the FLL Championship
Bangor Daily News Article
Come join us at the Augusta Civic Center on Saturday, December 12th from 9:30 to 3:30! There are lots of great activities to check out, including:
We had 89 teams start the season in September... 84 of these teams made it to the Qualifying tournaments on November 21st... Now we have 60 teams going to the Maine FLL Championship on December 12th!
Check out the list in the attached file. NOTE: Ranked scores don't always match between different qualifiers, but this gives you the 60 teams currently invited to the FLL Championship (some more may be invited if teams choose not to compete further).
At least one team will be going to the World Festival this year!
About Maine Robotics
Maine Robotics is a non-profit dedicated to providing Maine youth and teachers with mentored activities within the STEM fields, focusing primarily on robotics for it's multidisciplinary coverage of science and its ability to provide timely and popular tie ins with today's youth.
Maine Robotics is a member of: