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Iowa FLL Tek-Konnekt team competes at international invitational

FIRST Lego League (FLL) team Tek-Konnekt from Muscatine, Iowa, recently competed in the 2015 FLL World Class Open Championship held at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad, California, in mid-May. The team was chosen to represent Iowa after its outstanding performance at the state championship that takes place annually at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering. FIRST is … Continue reading Iowa FLL Tek-Konnekt team competes at international invitational

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College of Engineering awards scholarships to Flying Monkeys

The Flying Monkeys, a group of Girl Scouts and FIRST LEGO League Team from Ames, Iowa, who developed a prosthetic hand device to help a three-year-old toddler without fingers write, received another honor during an event hosted by Iowa State’s College of Engineering Recruitment and Community Outreach and the Girls Scouts of Greater Iowa. On … Continue reading College of Engineering awards scholarships to Flying Monkeys

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Iowa FLL team makes strong impression at Prometheus Awards

The award-winning Iowa FIRST LEGO League team the Flying Monkeys recently gave a presentation at the Prometheus Awards about their BOB-1 hand device. The Prometheus Awards are Iowa’s largest and most prestigious awards devoted to promoting and celebrating the innovation and high-tech excellence in Iowa. The Flying Monkeys presented to an audience of more than … Continue reading Iowa FLL team makes strong impression at Prometheus Awards

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Local Girl Scouts gain national attention for creating working prosthesis

The Flying Monkeys, a team of Cadette Girl Scouts from Ames and Gilbert, won first place in the “Innovative Solution,” category at Iowa’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Championship, and their impressive work has gotten them national recognition. The team’s working prosthetic hand, named the BOB-1, that was created for a 3-year-old who does not have … Continue reading Local Girl Scouts gain national attention for creating working prosthesis

Engineering students discuss effort to plan, execute state LEGO robot competition

A LEGO contest may seem trivial to an outsider, but for the 72 teams of 9-to-14-year-old students involved in Saturday’s FIRST LEGO League State Competition, building a robot that can complete an obstacle course of tasks on its own was anything but child’s play. Chris Tourek, graduate student in mechanical engineering and FIRST Lego League … Continue reading Engineering students discuss effort to plan, execute state LEGO robot competition