Caitlin 

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During this meeting, I worked on the research project with Wendy, Faith, Mrs. Mack, and my mom, Mrs. Steele. We looked over the MindMap that we made last week for the robot that we designed. The robot will [edited for content. We don't want to t give away all of our secrets. - Coach]. Afterward...
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This was our first LEGO Mountaineer meeting of the year. We introduced ourselves to a video camera for a video documentary, then we worked on building the props for the playing field. Because my group, consisting of Wendy and Lucy, had problems building the pier, we split up and I finished it....
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Brittany and Amber completed their RoverBot robot assembly and will take this robot home to work on the programming assignments. Next, we downloaded and reviewed the Mars Challenge missions and the research project guidelines. Our homework for this next week is to become familiar with the chal...
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At this meeting we finished building the LEGO parts for the Mission Mars game. We discussed what the game might be and them teamed up into pairs to work on the LEGO pieces. The pieces consisted of a bridge, a rover, a space station, a catapult, rocks, and other miscellaneous items....
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We had a potluck and then we began to build the elements for the Mars Missions. Faith and Amy worked together and built 2 pieces, Brittany and Wendy built a catapult, and Caitlin and Amber worked on 1 large piece. Because of all the practice that we had building the robots we were able to buil...
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Today, we busied ourselves with our robots again and Faith and Wendy finished the book. They had fun making the robot do different things once they were completed. The robot was standing up and moved its body from left to right, it could move a hat, or bring a arm up and down. It was very cool a...
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We worked on building our robots again today. It was a lot of work....
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At our second meeting we worked on building robots, then built as many attachments as we could for it. First we split into 3 teams and each team took one of the kits. A timer was set for 2 hours to see how much each team could get done. After, each team had built a driving base we began working...
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Today, we built two "scooter" robots. We also filled out a survey so that we can improve our team this year. Both robots fell apart at least once and after they were both built, only one worked and the other had a wrong piece in the middle! Although we didn't take it apart again we learned that...
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