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Help Fuzzy Pi FLL Robotics Team Get to Australia

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Fuzzy Pi
Who We Are

Our team of 4 (6th & 7th graders) is based in Aurora/Naperville, Illinois. We are part of Fox Valley Robotics, and this is our 3rd year doing FIRST Lego League (FLL). We first competed this season at our regional qualifying tournament in Palatine. At that event we won the Robot Design Award, as well as 2nd place in Robot Performance. These awards allowed us to move on to the the state championship for the second year in a row. We went on to win the Judges Award: Excellence in Project, and Global Innovation Award Nominee at the Illinois State Championship on January 20th. Out of over 200 Global Innovation Award Nominees from around the world, we were selected as an alternate team. This is a huge accomplishment as only 20 teams will attend the Semi-Finals this June in San Jose, CA.

Why are We Raising Money?

Our team is honored to be the only team in Illinois (of over 600 teams) to be invited to the FIRST® LEGO® League Asia Pacific Open Championship. This is a four-day event in Sydney, Australia in July. We need to raise money to pay for airfare, hotel, event registration & rental cars. Some costs will need to be paid right away, while others will be paid during the trip. We have 4 team members and 2 coaches to get there which will cost over $2,000 per member! We are excited to give our team an experience of a lifetime.

And what is FIRST Lego League?

FIRST LEGO League is an international program with over 40,000 teams, created by FIRST® and LEGO®, designed to get children interested in and excited about science, technology and engineering. Every year, FIRST releases a new challenge that engages the teams in four parts: project idea, robot building, programming, and core values. The challenge this year was “Into Orbit”, which focuses on solving problems humans face during long term space travel.


We are also seeking corporate sponsorships & fundraising opportunities. Contact me if you know a company who would like to sponsor our team! Thank you so much for your consideration and support!
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We would like to thank everyone for their generous support of our team. We just got back from the Asia Pacific Open Tournament in Sydney, Australia. Out of 42 amazing teams from 22 countries, we came in 2nd place overall for the Champion's Award. The Champion's Award is only given to the top two teams that exceed in all 4 categories of judging at the competition. We are very excited to win the award.

Through your wonderful support the team was able to compete in Australia and represent the United States.
We look forward to another great robotics season.

Thank you!!
Fuzzy Pi
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Thank you Naperville Community Television for doing a segment on Fuzzy Pi! Here's the link to view the video: https://www.nctv17.com/news/naperville-kids-create-solution-to-sleeping-in-outer-space/
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Thank you Suzanne Baker from the Naperville Sun for writing a great story about our team! https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-robotics-australia-st-0424-story.html
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Today we learned that out of over 200 Global Innovation nominee teams from around the world:
Your team has been chosen as the #2 Alternate for the Ninth Annual FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award. If a team that was selected as a Semi-Finalist decides that competing in this event in San Jose, CA is something that their team cannot fulfill, Alternate teams will be contacted in order by number. (Only 20 teams were selected as Semi-finalists)

This a huge accomplishment for our team after months of research, and working with haptic technology professionals from around the United States. Hopefully we will be contacted so that the team can present their innovative haptic pajamas to reduce sleep deprivation by astronauts!
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$3,025 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 3 months
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Created April 16, 2019
Fuzzy Pi
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InSciTe Illinois dba FIRST Illinois Robotics
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Prospect Heights, IL
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