NYC FIRST LEGO League Championship - Smart Move Award Winners

Here is a list of the award winners at the 2010 New York City FIRST LEGO League Championship held March 14 at the Jacob Javits Center as part of the 2010 New York City FIRST Mega Celebration of science and technology.

Award Team # Team Name School/Organization Borough
Against All Odds 5275 Home Schoolers of Brooklyn Home School Brooklyn
Champion’s 1st Place 3431 NXT Angels Dalton Manhattan
Champion’s 2nd Place 2562 Ridder Kids IS 98 Herman Ridder Bronx
Champion’s 3rd Place 2831 Lady Robo-Panthers IS 75 Staten Island
Champion’s 4th Place 2280 TopGearz IS 119 Queens
Judges’ Award 9846 Packer Collegiate 2 Packer Collegiate Institute Brooklyn
Research - 1st Place 733 Boogie Bot MS 67 Queens
Research - 2nd Place 1417 Duallock Destroyers Dalton Manhattan
Research - 3rd Place 111 Nerd Herd St. Edmund Elementary School Brooklyn
Research - 4th Place 4814 Transformers 2 St. Clare School Staten Island
Research - 5th Place 3895 Yipbotics Think Robot LLC Manhattan
Research - 6th Place 9057 Cougars Manhattan Youth IS 289 Manhattan
Robot Design - 1st Place 1496 Bulldogs IS 72 Staten Island
Robot Design - 2nd Place 9587 Dutchman Dutchman Manhattan
Robot Design - 3rd Place 471 PS 94 Knights PS 94 Brooklyn
Robot Design - 4th Place 462 PS 94 Robotics PS 94 Brooklyn
Robot Design - 5th Place 2283 SuperBotz IS 119 Queens
Robot Design - 6th Place 7752 XLR8RS The Urban Institute of Mathematics Bronx
Robot Performance - 1st Place 3431 NXT Angels Dalton Manhattan
Robot Performance - 2nd Place 6498 Boogie Down Bots Archimedes Academy for Math Science & Technology Bronx
Robot Performance - 3rd Place 7721 RoboBeez PS 103 Bronx
Robot Performance - 4th Place 3074 Henry Hudson Lego Explorers IS 125 Bronx
Robot Performance - 5th Place 2280 TopGearz IS 119 Queens
Robot Performance - 6th Place 2562 Ridder Kids IS 98 Herman Ridder Bronx
Team Spirit 8693 Parks Wizards NYC Parks Dept. Cromwell Center Staten Island
Teamwork - 1st Place 3644 Bleeker Techies Edward Bleeker JHS 185 Queens
Teamwork - 2nd Place 8451 Gear Hawks PS 399 K Stanley Eugene Clarke Brooklyn
Teamwork - 3rd Place 67 Knights of 24 IS 24 Staten Island
Teamwork - 4th Place 3433 District 89 Dalton Manhattan
Teamwork - 5th Place 3348 RA Tech Titans Resurrection Ascension Queens
Teamwork - 6th Place 6362 Dwight School Robotics Dwight School Manhattan
Filed under: Event, FLL, New York, Uncategorized — jose @ 2:10 pm on March 31, 2010

The loss of a friend

It is with great sadness that we share with you this news:  Joe Boffa, mentor for team #369 Grady HS in Brooklyn, passed away yesterday. Joe was  hit by a drunk driver last Friday while crossing a street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, nearby his home. Joe mentored his FIRST team for many years, and although weakened by a long battle with cancer,  he kept supporting his FIRST team through raising funds to keep FIRST as an option for Grady High School students. Joe was delighted he had managed to get his team to compete not only in NYC but also in a second regional this season. Joe was a wonderful mentor, and a wonderful person. He will be sorely missed.

Services for Joe Boffa are being held at Marine Park Funeral Home located at 3024 Quentin Rd. A wake will be held Thursday from 7-9 PM and Friday 2-5 PM and 7-9 PM. A funeral mass will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The burial will be at Green-Wood Cemetery immediately following the mass.

In lieu of flowers, Joe’s family is requesting that donations be sent to Sloane-Kettering or Grady High School Robotics, 25 Brighton 4th Road, Brooklyn, NY 11235. Giving to Sloan-Kettering:

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Please write checks out to Grady High School with ‘Robotics’ in the memo field.

Filed under: Feature — randy @ 3:24 pm on March 25, 2010

NJ FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Tournament Results

Despite the brutal winter storm that hit the northeast on February 6th 38 of the scheduled teams made it to Newark for the inaugural NJ FTC State Tournament at NJIT.

The facilites were fantastic, and the Food Court was a great hit.  We look forward to more years at NJIT!

We want to extend congratulations to all of the event winners - and look forward to seeing them represent New Jersey in Atlanta!

Winning Alliance


The reVOLT

Pope John XXIII HS, Sparta, NJ

Winning Alliance


Fatal Error

Pope John XXIII HS, Sparta, NJ

Finalist Alliance


Say Watt?

Robotics Team,

Edison Area

Finalist Alliance



Home School, Elizabethtown, PA







Say Watt?

Robotics Team,

Edison Area



Fatal Error

Pope John XXIII HS, Sparta, NJ



Fear the Gear

Robotics Team,

Chatham Area



St. Clare’s Storm Troopers

St. Clare’s School, New York



MFS Foxes

Moorestown Friends School, NJ 



The Techno Chix

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, NY

Filed under: FTC, New Jersey, News — patricia @ 2:02 pm on March 24, 2010

Somerset County FIRST Robotics Teams highlighted on

Somerset County high school students to compete in regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Trenton.

For six weeks every winter, a flurry of life hits local warehouses and classrooms in the evenings and on weekends.

High school students don safety goggles and wield power tools.  Others hunch over computers, writing programming code, using design software and creating web sites. Still others debate strategy and plan fundraisers…

Want to read more?  Go HERE.  Be sure to read the follow up article HERE.

Filed under: FRC, Media Coverage, New Jersey — george @ 8:02 pm on March 16, 2010

Some NJ FIRST Robotics Competion Photos

Paul Eggermann, an FRC Judge for 10 years, is also an impressive photographer.  Please take a look at some of the photos he has taken at this year’s event HERE.

Filed under: FRC, New Jersey — george @ 7:08 pm on March 16, 2010

A Judges Perspective…

One of the judges at the NJ FRC Regional was so inspired by his experience that he blogged about it and created a 4 minute video of some of his experiences.  Please take a look at it HERE.

Filed under: FRC, New Jersey — george @ 6:57 pm on March 16, 2010

NYC FIRST Robotics Competition Highlighted by NY1

Last weekend’s NYC Regional got the attention of local news channel NY1.  To watch the clip click HERE.

Filed under: Event, FLL, FRC, FTC, JFLL, Media Coverage, New York, Press — kris @ 6:40 pm on March 16, 2010

NJ Jr. FIRST LEGO League Spring Expo - Results

For NJ Jr FLL Spring Expo winners

For event photos, click HERE


Where: 101 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine Beach, NJ 08741-1507
When: Saturday, March 13, 2010, 9AM - 1:30 PM
Hosted by: Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Red Cedar Robotics FLL team #392.

Jr. FLL is a non-competitive program where children are encouraged to show off their communication and research skills to a set of reviewers. We will celebrate Jr FLL teams achievements with music, awards, and certificates. There will be a break for lunch and concession meals will be available. Space is limited to the first 16 teams confirmed via email to receive the registration form.

Registration Information:
16 Jr. FLL teams (space is limited, first come, first serve)

JFLL Expo Registration Form PBE

Team Registration Fee: $25 (USD)
Check made payable to “Red Cedar Robotics”,
submit registration form and check to 326 Capstan Ave., Beachwood NJ 08722
Contact: Mr. Richard Morgan
[email protected]

Tentative Schedule:

9am                        Check in and set up
10 am                     Opening ceremonies
10:15 - 11:30       Judging and open tables for teams to share with each other
11:30                      Break for lunch
12:30 pm               Demo of FLL Smart Moves and Power Point Presentation
1 pm                       Awards and Closing Ceremonies
Clean up

Looking forward to seeing you at this Expo!

Filed under: Event, JFLL, New Jersey — Tags: , , , , — pearl @ 10:35 am on March 15, 2010

2010 New York City FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Results

Tournament Championship Winning Alliance Teams

  247  reVolt, Pope John XXIII High School    (Captain)

3371  Botley Crue, Midwood High School

   18  Techno Chix, Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson

 Tournament Finalist Alliance Teams

3920  Pirates, George Westinghouse High School    (Captain)

3951  Suffern Syborgs 2,  Suffern High School

3244  Bulldogs,  Washington Irving High School


Empire Division

3007  Robotic Rams,  Carmel High School    (Captain)

199  Overclocked Robots,  Corning, Inc.

  310  Stuyvesant,  Stuyvesant High School

 Gotham Division

3929  Cthulhu,  Humanaties Prep.

3540  RoboBoogie,  Hewlett High School

  123  Syosset,  Syosset High School

Inspire Award

3415 Lancers,  Livingston High School

 Motivate Award

18  Techno Chix,  Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson

 Connect Award

3540  RoboBoogie,  Hewlett High School

 Rockwell Collins Innovate Award

 479  Stuyvesant,  Stuyvesant High School

 PTC Design Award

199  Overclocked Robots,  Corning NY

 Think Award

2864  Bounty Hunters,  St. Clare’s School

Filed under: Uncategorized — janet @ 9:23 am on March 15, 2010

NYC FIRST Robotics LIVE Webcast at

Check out a LIVE video feed of the 10th Annual NYC FIRST Robotics Competition here. NASA is webcasting FIRST Robotics regionals from across the country here.

Filed under: FRC, New York, Uncategorized — kris @ 12:15 pm on March 13, 2010
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