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We are the White Wolves. Our original students picked the name "The White Wolves" which is the name we decided to keep. The White Wolves are a group of junior High School students using the Lego Mind Storm to build a robot to learn about Science and Technology, through a fun game that changes every year. FLL (F.I.R.S.T. Lego League) is a younger, less expensive version of the High School Robotics FRC (F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competition). FIRST Lego League is comprised of up to ten junior High School students, grades varying from the 6th to 8th grade. Our group is given from the beginning of September until the competition date to finish the small Lego robot. For us the competition date is around November and the State Finals are in December with Nationals in April. We are based in Fenton, Michigan but accept students from all around the area. Our competitions are in Flint and the Nationals at the FRC event are located in St Louis, Missouri.

We use the Lego Mindstorms NXT kit to build our robot and compete with. The Lego NXT kit is a little different than the original brick type Lego's but use the same idea. Some of the older brick parts can be used. A computer is used to make the programs that we download to the NXT module. Motors with rotation sensors, touch sensors, light sensors, and ultrasonic sensors are used with the NXT to help teach the students about robot capabilities. Each year the game changes but the objective is the same. We place the robot in the home base and have it run missions to complete the tasks designed by F.I.R.S.T.. For the tasks that are completed, following the rules, you can receive points. The team with the most points can win advancement awards. Other advancement awards can be earned from presentations of that years challenge topic in front of judges, presentation of the robot which is in front of Engineers, who ask hard questions, and student teamwork activities in front of other judges.

The G.R.A.Y.T. Leviathons and their coaches have been mentoring the White Wolves Lego team since 2002 and hope to continue for years to come. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about Science and Technology and a good source for recruiting new FRC members.

We Thank our sponsors the G.R.A.Y.T. Leviathons and Weber Electric for making FLL happen for our team.
















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