Ways we believe the League of Extraordinary Roboticists, FTC Team 8699, have inspired their community to action delineated by a 🌟
2013-2014 - background info
When up and coming Co-Captain G. Edward (G) was in 6th grade, the 6th grade STEM class asked the teachers to have a Tech club, when the teachers asked what would they like to do in the Tech Club 90% of the students indicated they wanted to do LEGO Robotics. Since none of the teachers knew about LEGO Robotics, Coach Bell was asked would she be willing to come in after school to run the program. Coach Bell and FLL Co-captains G and Dre volunteered to teach LEGO Robotics and did so on some Monday's after school. That was the beginning of discussions...
2014-2015 - background info
Danbury opened up a new STEM and Global Studies Academy school
The League of Extraordinary Roboticists, FTC Team No. 8699 (the League) was launched and due to the prior relationship, the League was allowed to have its meetings at the new school in the open cafeteria for reduced rent. Students and teachers learned about the League by seeing team members build and program their robot for competition and through community outreach events sponsored and held by the League.
The League had its first Annual Pi Day Fundraising Event on the Ultimate Pi Day 3.14.15 beginning at 9:26 am and invited the entire community to attend. The event was held at Henry Abbot Technical School, which has an enormous Pi Symbol in front of it....the beginning of discussions...
🌟Robotics and Beyond in New Milford launches new FLL team, members of our FLL and FTC team and Assistant Coach help out
🌟Vex Robotics Team Started at New STEM Academy, Co-Captain G recruited as team member. He is now participating in FLL, FTC and Vex.
🌟Wooster School launches a new FLL team and requests assistance - of course we will.
🌟All 3 of Danbury public middle Schools come together to launch the school district's First Annual Pi Day event on Pi Day - the League and Danbury FLL team members participated by demonstrating their robots on their fields and discussed FIRST programs and robotics.
The new STEM school decided to launch a robotics team, Co-Captain G was recruited since he was the only person that had prior robotics experience. In addition to participating on his FLL team, on the League, he was now also on the schools robotics team. He was the principal builder and driver of the teams robot. The school decided to compete in Vex primarily because Danbury High School competes in Vex,
2016 - 2017
We recruit more team members to join us. The team receives the Connect and Inspire awards and receives an invitation to the World Festival in St. Louis.
And 2017 isn't over yet....🌟
Sincerely, The League of Extraordinary Roboticists, Team 8699