Friday, November 13, 2015

Kaua‘i FIRST Lego League to Compete Tomorrow - Nov. 14, 12:00 noon

Join the fun in Wilcox Gym tomorrow as Island School hosts the FIRST Lego League Competition. We are fielding two teams: the Food Busters (middle school) and the Robotic Voyagers (elementary).

This year's theme for the competition is "Trash." Each team, internationally, is asked to come up with an innovative idea that will help solve the world's trash problem.

From the FLL website (
We’re not talking trash – we’re cleaning it up! In the 2015 FIRST® LEGO League TRASH TREKS Challenge, more than 233,000 children ages 9 to 16 from over 80 countries will explore the fascinating world of trash. From collection, to sorting, to smart production and reuse, there is more to your trash than meets the eye.

Top row l-r: Cameron Hubler, Sydney Jona, Keola Takayama, Tiago Morgado.
Bottom row l-r: Paulina Do, Katherine Polzin, Alexa Lauryn

The Robotic Voyagers have established RSpot, in the area adjacent to the keiki bathrooms. The idea is to collect items that would otherwise be thrown in the trash and organize them into a "Maker Space." Maker Spaces have become popular nationwide as creative places where people can make things - aka "Tinkering."

Top row l-r: Julia Schilleci, Kilinoe Oliveira, Maddie Hubbard, Savannah Hubbard, Sienna Temme
Bottom row l-r: Kala Edwards, Titus Schweitzer, Zachery Ing, Thatcher Magoun

Visit the Food Buster's website to read about their innovation: