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GRANDVILLE ACADEMIC TEAM BOOSTERS' Fundraiser:

Help Grandville Lego League Upgrade to Lego EV3 Robots

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THE STORY:

The Grandville Lego League has grown dramatically over the last eight years. Supported by the Grandville Academic Team Boosters, the Lego League has grown from five teams in three elementary schools in 2005 to twenty teams across every elementary and middle school in Grandville Public Schools. Beyond just the local public schools, the Grandville Lego League has helped start and support teams in more than ten other public, private, and home school organizations in the area.

Lego Education has introduced the EV3 - the third generation of their extremely popular programmable robot platform. Grandville started our Lego League expansion on the original programmable platform - the Lego RCX. When the second generation platform - the Lego NXT - was introduced, in 2006, Grandville migrated all of its teams to that robot. Now that the EV3 has been released, the Grandville Lego League would like to migrate all its teams to this new platform in time for the 2014 Lego League season.

The move to the EV3 will be a big undertaking in Grandville, where the Boosters group maintains an inventory of more than 40 Lego NXT robots that are used throughout the year. These robots are used by the Lego League teams during the school year, and for elementary and middle school robotics camps during the summer. Moving from the Lego RCX to the Lego NXT involved replacing ten robots - the move to the EV3 will involve replacing more than 40 of the organizations current NXTs with EV3s. This is a big undertaking.

The EV3 features a more powerful processor than the NXT, 4 motor ports (instead of 3), a micro SD card slot, a USB host port and a Linux operating system. In addition, it has a slightly larger screen, more buttons, and it is possible to control the EV3 brick using both iOS and Android devices, as opposed to Android only for the NXT. There are new motors and sensors for the EV3, expanding the programming possibilities.

You can help the Grandville Lego League replace all their current NXT hardware with EV3s! Make a contribution here on Crowdrise and help more than 300 elementary students move to the next generation of Lego programmable robots!

$350

MONEY RAISED
  • Rosemary & Doug Hepfer

    $250

  • Ron & Kelly Komejan

    $100

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2% Raised of$18,800 Goal

The Team: $350 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Ron & Kelly Komejan

Ron & Kelly Komejan

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Rosemary & Doug Hepfer

Rosemary & Doug Hepfer

DONATION: $250

6 years ago