Robotics Training in Wasco, Oct 25 & Nov 1

10 10 2014

The Gorge Wizbots is offering robotics training on October 25th and November 1st, 10am -3 p.m. at the Wasco Annex. The October 25 training will be an introduction and the November 1 training will have more advanced programming. The cost is $30.00 per training, or $50.00 for both. Both trainings will be appropriate for youth 8-14 years of age. Learn more or register at

Robotics Volunteers Needed, Now and Later

30 09 2014

There are a number of robotics tournament opportunities through January that are in need of volunteers to act as judges and referees. This could be a one-day or multiple-day gift of your time to help the students in the Gorge. One or two volunteers are needed by October 9. Please contact Jessica if you might be interested.

Free FLL Coach Training Sept 13, Hood River

21 08 2014

Coaches for new teams or teams receiving a scholarship are required to attend a free training hosted by ORTOP in Hood River on Saturday, Sept 13, 8:30am to 4:30pm at the Hood River OSU Extension Office (2990 Experiment Station Dr). This class teaches about the FLL tournament and the robot, using the latest EV3 robot model from LEGO this year. Participants will need to bring a lunch. Registration is required through ORTOP’s website. More information here.

Welcome to the 2014 FIRST LEGO League Season!

20 08 2014

The FIRST LEGO League (FLL) season is kicking off as school is back in session. FLL is a team engineering and science program for kids ages 9 to 14 that culminates in an international robotics tournament. The first competitions that local teams participate in are the Columbia Gorge FLL Qualifying Tournaments in December. This year’s theme is “World Class: Learning Unleashed,” with students working to redesign how we gather knowledge and skills in the 21st century. Team registration open now and will close likely mid-September – sign up as soon as possible!  Read the rest of this entry »