Diane Maltby, December 2017
For years, I searched for some advanced training in programming EV3 robots. I looked all across the United States and could never find anything except training for beginner users. I thought I would just try and teach myself, but you know how that goes, it was really difficult to make the time and put in the effort. When I did give it a try, without any support I just became frustrated and confused.
I was so excited to receive an email from the folks that put together FLL casts and learn that they were offering an online advanced EV3 robotics training course. I found it a bit ironic that the class I had been looking for was coming from the other side of the world and was very grateful that Aleks was willing to get up in the middle of the night to teach the class.
The class was everything I had hoped for and more. It was challenging and demanding and pushed me beyond what I thought I could do. Through it all, I felt well-supported. By the end of the Training course, not only had I learned more than I expected, I'd made friends with other EV3 programmers in the states and one from Bulgaria.
Thank-you, Diane Maltby
Joe Forjette, October 2017
- Hello, would you be able to comment on whether your AccurateTurnin block uses 1 or 2 Gyro sensors? Also, it would be great if you could post a video sometime that vies a high level description of this Block. I would like the kids to understand the sw they are using. thanks!
- hi Joe. thanks for the feedback - we are thinking of doing a video tutorial describing it we just need some time
- great. Keep up the great work, it's been an amazing resource for a rookie coach
Salma, AM, October 2017
Dear FLL Casts Team:
I am very thankful for all the help and support that your sending from a far distance, I'll make sure to mention all this help at the competition.
Thank you again :
Param, Oct 2017
Param 21:10 - ok thanks for your help. I will try out some pairs of motors and then keep the ball on the back. Will align to the lines where possible
Kiril (Me) 21:11 - ok, wish you luck
Param 21:11 - thanks. your website is awesome. kids have learned a lot of new things
Kiril (Me) 21:11 - thanks - can I use this as a testimonial on our site?
Param 21:11 - sure
Paul. Z, October 2017
I am no longer involved with LEGO league, but this was very helpful last year when I needed it.
Paul M., October 2017
"I just signed up yesterday morning, and am wishing we had signed up last year."
Srikanth C., October 2017
Talking in the chat:
" - can I call you?"
" - Yes you can. This is our phone number..."
" - Hello Kiril. I am a software developer. This is my first time doing the FLL and helping students. Your tutorials really helped me get started and brought me up to speed."
BSh (user asked us not to mention his name, just the feedback), September 2017
Your site is great and we used it a lot last year when preparing for fll. This year, my kids are not interested in participating in fll. They've grown up.
Regarding improvements, it would be good to have different kinds of base robots. Last year, the base was too low to jump over one of the obstacles. So we improvised.
Sriniwas Gedella, September 2017
Your tutorials are great and have been very helpful last year when I was coaching my daughters team for FLL. This year, since I do not have time for coaching, another parent has taken over the coaching responsibilities. I have shared your info.
Mike A from NH, September 2017
I am no longer involved with FLL team, but I did learn a lot from and enjoyed your material. Good luck!.
Sou professor de matemática e robótica aqui no Brasil e gostaria de parabenizar toda a equipe que desenvolve esses vídeos e cursos e também ao pessoal do telemarketing que me atenderam super bem e são atenciosos e prestativos. Muito obrigado pela ajuda e conto com vocês durante esse tempo. Minha equipe de robótica Albatroid sem dúvida será muito bem auxiliada por verdadeiros profissionais e tenho certeza que nessa temporada da FLL teremos um resultado muito melhor com esse apoio. Parabéns a toda equipe.
Um grande abraco do Brasil a todos."
Good morning, dear ones.
I am a professor of mathematics and robotics here in Brazil and would like to congratulate all the team that develops these videos and courses and also to the telemarketers who have met me super well and are attentive and helpful. Thank you for the help and I am counting on you during this time. My Albatroid robotics team will undoubtedly be very well assisted by true professionals and I am sure that in this FLL season we will have a much better result with this support. Congratulations to the whole team.
A big hug from Brazil to everyone.
Really like the 3D ability to look at pieces from different angles as construction proceeds. Thanks for all the new additions and improvements.
I rely so much on your site as I proceed in my learning journey from basics to all aspects!
Jeff Kausch, Mentor – Lego Mages #1768, Nov 2016
Jeffrey D. Nagle, Research and Development Automation Group, Nov 2016
The teacher I work with was able to get things fixed. I was surprised that you guys launched another box robot, smaller version!! You’re killing me guys!! I built the big one this past weekend and love it. The outside mounted color sensor cable does interfere with rotational transfer gears so you might offer some remedy for this too. In all seriousness though, you guys have tremendous content and are an invaluable resource for us. Wish we had done this last year.
Shalini Suravarjjala, Oct 2016
I would like to register for the online intructor course. Timing is definitely a very big factor for me. If you can help me figure these out correctly, I will register right away.
You guys are awesome. You make things simpler to understand. Looking forward for reply.
Alex Rhinelander, Sep 2016
Thanks so much for your great site & resources. My FLL Team (Armbrae Dragonites, from Halifax, NS, CANADA) and I have learned a lot from your videos and discussions, and plan to continue our subscription.
One thing that would be extremely helpful to us is to be able to explore the code needed to solve a fairly complex mission from a past challenge. I am gaining an understanding of how better to program EV3, but I would really like to see how DR/sensor movement/attachment commands are fit together to make a successful whole.
Don Lykins, June 2016
Federi Bernardini, Educational Director of RobotiCamp, April 2016
The videos on FLLCasts are a great source of inspiration for us to come up with new ideas and ways to introduce teachings and skills the robot should possess. Our latest mission was precisely based on a FLL route and the skills were that of the follower of lines.
Kimberly DeMaro, Feb 2016
I am not a teacher, I coach a home-based team. Most of my team ages out of the program this year so I am about sure about next year.
We think your videos are terrific--the best we've watched.Good luck in the future.
Tim Gubski, Jan 2016
What a great videos you have produced! I think my FLL friends and I can learn so much from them, especially those about gears. I quickly browsed through all the videos to see which ones are EV3 related & can help tune our 2015 Trash Trek Challenge robot even if after the competition now. Unfortunately, I didn't find any videos on Trash Trek yet, but there were lots of great videos about gears that I liked & going to show to my FLL team when we meet.
Looking forward to seeing your solutions for this year's robot game.
Suraj Varma, Jan 2016
Let me convey my immense thanks to you and team for all that great information you have been posting on fllcasts.com. I am happy to let you know that the EV3 Championship base robot design that you provided was what we used for our Qualifier and State tournament.
The team won 652 points in State (coming 3rd in Robot Performance) and also won the Garmin 1st Place award for Robot Design. Please keep the great work coming.
Sarah Winne, Gifted and Talented Specialist, Conners Emerson School, Dec 2015
We just finished our competition at the state level, and I wanted to thank you for the help that your videos, programs, and attachments gave to my team. We received 1st place in Strategy and Innovation, and top scores in all the technical areas. In robot performance, we came in 8th overall, with over 400 points (and then 2nd overall in an unofficial playoffs among the top 8).
I believe it was because of all that we learned from your website. Although we adapted/revised everything for our situation, we used the competition robot for our robot design, the carabiner to get valuables, the rubber band attachment to get the methane loop, and the line follower program to help us navigate. I've hated to share our secret source, but after the competition, I did pass your website info on to some other coaches.
Tim Watkins, Dec 2015
An AMAZING FIRST LEGO League day! I am so proud how all the Minions performed! It highlighted a wonderful year of hard work and dedication that turned into some grand accomplishments.
The Yellow LEGO Minions ended up the overall Champion's Awards with the best display of Gracious Professionalism, top performer in Project, Core Values, and Robot Design. They also received the Robot Performance Award for achieving 620 points. The Purple LEGO Minions received the Robot Design award... an awesome accomplishment for a group of 4th graders and a very smart 5th grader. Their robot ended up with a score of 488. Both will advance on to North Idaho Regional (most likely January 23rd) at University of Idaho.
We owe some of our success to you and your help. Greatly appreciate how you mentored both teams with quick response, lessons, and new ideas. Something the coaches definitely do not have the time to think of their own.
Key to success - USE THE SENSORS... especially the Gyro! :)
Videos and pictures posted on our Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/LegoMinions/
From - ASCS LEGO Minions and ASCS Purple LEGO Minions and Tim