Team iGo Bayview Glen
Team iGo is proud to have won the Champion’s Award at the Bayview Glen FLL Regional Qualifier on November 30. The team members are Megan, Imaan, Aiven (Grade 8) and Sydney (Grade 7).
For the “Nature’s Fury” research project, iGo developed an app called “IP-911” which allows earthquake victims trapped under rubble to signal for rescue using WiFi from their cell phones. We visited and learned a lot from our disaster search and rescue experts at Toronto Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR), Department of National Defense, and Ryerson University. We even reached out to the students at Chisnallwood School in New Zealand to learn about how their lives have been impacted by the 14,000 earthquakes that occurred last year in Christchurch. Everyone thinks our app is a great idea.
We built and programmed a ‘smart’ EV3 robot that makes use of the colour, touch, ultrasonic, rotational and gyro sensors to accomplish the game missions. We proudly presented it to the technical judges our innovative way to mount our fourth motor that gave our robot an additional degree of freedom. They were so impressed with our technical design that they called us back to show them again.
We would like to thank our team coaches, Mrs. Judia Lai (parent) and Mrs. Niki Mehta (Grade 7 teacher), for all their time and effort, as well as all the Bayview Glen volunteers who supported and cheered for iGo.
by Megan, Grade 8
Team Gryphonbots Bayview Glen
On November 30, the Bayview Glen Gryphonbots (Grades 4-7) competed at the 2013 FLL Toronto East robotics qualifying tournament, at Bayview Glen’s Moatfield Campus. The team members are Aliya, Emily, Mackenzie (Grade 4), Daniel, Nicolas, Brianna, Emiko (Grade 5), Alexandra, Michaela (Grade 6) and Maxwell (Grade 7).
For the “Nature’s Fury” research project, the Gryphonbots came up with an innovative solution called Sponge Sensors to warn people in the event of a Flood. Homeowners would place these sponge sensors around drains in the basement. The sensors communicate with each other to detect a leveled amount of water or flood. If all sponge sensors detect a possible flood, a message is transmitted to your phone or computer as well as alert your sump pump to turn on.
There were two Bayview Glen teams competing, the Gryphonbots and team iGo. The Gryphonbots did extremely well in their core values presentation and their robot design executive summary. This team also received ‘first’ for their project, and they were given the Thales Award for their recognition of engineering excellence. Overall, iGo came first, and the Gryphonbots came second, giving both Bayview Glen teams top spots and a ticket to the provincial championships in Oshawa.
Go Gryphons, and the best of luck to our teams in the provincials.
by Emiko, Grade 5
Team Ctrl-Z Bayview Glen
After having devoted the first few weeks of the season preparing for and presenting to dozens of FIRST LEGO League teams at events in Toronto and Oakville on the subjects of efficient robot design, principles of programming and research strategies, team Ctrl-Z Bayview Glen got started working on this year’s “Nature’s Fury” challenge. The team members are Alex, Luca (Grade 6), Christopher, Alexander (Grade 9) and Justin (Grade 10).
In the interest of promoting FLL robotics in the community, Ctrl-Z played key roles in the hosting of Bayview Glen’s Regional Qualifying Tournament on November 30. Team members set up the competition, presentation and practice tables, and officiated the robot game as referees, time keepers and scorers, contributing to a highly successful event.
On December 7, the team competed at Bishop Strachan’s regional qualifying tournament where it delivered exceptional presentations on robot mechanics, efficient programming and its solution, the Upright Light, an innovative non-tippable safety candle. In the robot game, Ctrl-Z posted a tournament-high score of 423 points.
The team was recognized with both the Robot Performance Award and the Champion’s Award – 1st place for excellence in all areas. Ctrl-Z now prepares for the Ontario East Championships to be held on January 18, 2014 at UOIT in Oshawa. Congratulations to both iGo and Gryphon Bots and best of luck at UOIT.
Special thanks to the team coaches Mr. Eric Borromeo (parent) and Ms. Alexia Moliotsias (Grade 8 teacher), and team mentor Mr. Dobrin Alexiev (parent) for their ongoing hard work and dedication.
by Dr. Patrick Mark, Ctrl-Z Team Mentor and Bayview Glen Parent
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