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Patience and hard work made all the difference!
Yesterday, we had the first competition of the season, the Santa Clarita Valley FIRST LEGO League Regional Tournament. We did incredibly well and were fortunate to receive two awards, the Teamwork Award and the Best NXT Design Award!

2006RobotDesign.JPGIn past years, our strength had always lied in our presentation skills, not our robot. In fact, that was really our weakest point. Each year, we come a little bit closer to having a strong robot design, but we never fully got there; until now.

Because teams could choose between the RCX or the NXT, the Best Robot Design Award was split into two categories based on what you chose. We had really spent a lot of time and work into this years robot and even ended up coming with six different designs before deciding upon a design that suited all our needs. With our past record, we really didn't expect to win any robot design award. Which is why we were so surprised when we were given this particular award.

It may sound weird, but we're a little glad that we didn't win the top award. If we had, it would have been great, but I think it meant more to us that we achieved something we put so much time and effort into, and had never succeeded in before.

Our next competition is next week in San Diego. Hopefully, we will do well there too.

Posted by Amy at 09:30:00 AM on 11/15/2006
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Congratulations! (Nick Duffill) 1

Congratulations to you all - another great achievement!

We know you have had a lot to deal with over the last few weeks, so your success is even more impressive.

Best wishes and good luck for the next competition.

Nick Duffill


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