Congratulations to our inaugural First Lego League team that advanced and competed in the Super Regional held in Kennesaw, GA. The FLL Regionals are comprised of a Challenge that has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the FLL Core Values. Teams varying from 4th-8th graders, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FLL Core Values.
The Techno T-Birds project this year revolved around the question,”How can we improve how individuals with speech disabilities communicate?”. The team interacted with an uncle of one of the team members who speaks with the assistance of a machine. Through this correspondence they discovered that his machine is cumbersome and difficult to travel with. The team designed a fictious app called “Speech Buddy” that would have the same major speech functions of a Vantage Light machine. The advantage of the app would be its conveience and increased mobility with the use of a tablet. We are grateful to TVA for providing the opportunity and funding for Cherokee Ridge Elementary to participate in this outstanding program.