Inside the Riley Robot Game

It took some time, but Riley Robot in a Space Race is now playable on the Riley Robot website! Now that the game is officially published, we don’t have to explain what the game consists of because you can play it yourself (http://rileyrobot.akfirstrobotics.org/play/)! However, we can still explain how the …

FLL State Championship

This past Saturday, we volunteered at the FLL State Championship. On Friday, some of us helped set up, then the next day 25 of us (over 20% of the volunteer force) worked as FLL and Jr FLL judges, scorekeepers, referees, and videographers to keep the meet running smoothly. It was …

Riley Robot Illustration Workshop

This Saturday, we hosted a Riley Robot illustrating workshop, where we created illustrations for 5 of the new Riley Robot books that our team wrote at the previous workshop. We used a lot of different art media, including oil pastels, markers, watercolor and computer generated graphics. Fifteen of us made …

Riley Robot Writing Workshop

On October 19th, our team held a writing workshop to improve and build upon the Riley Robot universe we created.  We brainstormed many ideas for new books in the Riley Robot series. There were three categories for book ideas.  Math, science, and social lessons. This way we could cover all …

UAA LEGO Robotics Camp

Today we spent an afternoon at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s summer camp to talk about FIRST. The camp was coordinated by Tammy, who has been a long time FIRST supporter, and has an FLL team of her own. Lawton, Josh, and Mitchell were invited to talk to the kids …

Reading Rendezvous 2019

This year was the 19th annual Reading Rendezvous at the Anchorage library. We volunteered to lead a booth, along with a few FTC teams. We brought our robot to demo, along with a binary bracelet making station, and two paper airplane launchers. At the booths, we had three activities planned. …

Chinook Reading

On the same day as we invited the students of Chinook elementary to do engineering activities at Dimond HS for Smart Girls Rock, we also hosted a read aloud of our children’s book, Riley Robot and the Race in Space, for the kids as well. The kids seemed to take the lessons that Riley teaches to …