Battle O’ Baltimore Workshops

NOTE: The below information is for 2017 workshops.  Workshops for 2018 are still TBD.

FLL Workshops

Coaches – bring a laptop with the EV3 software loaded on it, and a basic robot. If you don’t have a robot built, bring a basic “educator bot”. We will also have a few robots for coaches to use, if necessary.  Please indicate that you will not have a robot..

These sessions are for coaches ONLY. If there is interest, a team member workshop may be added in the afternoon for EV3.  Contact Pankaj Oberoi at  with questions about the FLL training and to indicate interest in a team member session.

9:00 AM – 12:00 AM – FLL Coach Training for EV3 Programming. (ROOM 210)

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The coaches and members from Wizards.EXE will be offering a 2 hour introduction for coaches, mentors, and parents on the key aspects of the running a FIRST LEGO League Team. The goal is to help you learn about how to lead the team during the season with a focus on EV3 programming. The session will be taught using real examples and lead by coaches from past FLL Championship team members from Mindstorm Masterminds, Organized Kaos, and ProbeMasters.

The training will include slides, examples, and exercises you can use with your team. We will use past experiences. The bulk of the session will focus on introduction to the Robot and EV3 programming, At the end of the session you should be able to help your team get started with the robot and programming. The preliminary agenda includes:

  • Pseudocode and flowcharts
  • Introduction to the EV3 programming environment
  • Making the robot move straight
  • Introduction to sensors
  • Using the light sensor to help navigate on the field.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – FLL Project Training for Coaches and Parents (ROOM 206)

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This session will begin with an overview of the Project, including discussion of this year’s Challenge. We’ll talk about best practice for presentations and share their tips and tricks for a successful Project.  They will share examples of their Project efforts last year, recognized as highly impressive at the State Tournament or in qualifiers.  The coaches will discuss their philosophy and approach to brainstorming, sharing ideas, presenting the project and competition day.  All coaches and team parents are welcome, and encouraged to bring plenty of questions for this panel!

FTC Rookie Workshop for any rookies, and especially FLL to FTC teams (Room 202)

Two sessions: AM (9-11) and PM (1:30-3:30)

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This session will cover all the necessities to get teams’ robots up and running, including an overview of the FTC control system, phone connections, and programming.  We will go over the differences between the Modern Robotics system and the new REV expansion hub, how to connect driver stations and robot controllers and create your robot configuration file. We will also provide tips, tricks and troubleshooting. techniques. In addition, we’ll go over opModes and block programming, so teams will be able to write a teleop program, a simple autonomous program, and learn some advanced block programming concepts. By the end of the session, teams will have everything they need to connect, configure and program their robots. Attendees should bring a laptop (preferably), Chromebook, or tablet with our presentation (available on our website) downloaded on it to follow along.