A FIRST LEGO league team (#144) that meets at the Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale on Saturday mornings during the fall and spring seasons. Meetings are from 9:30am to 12:30pm (including a snack break). One of the tenets of Andrew Carnegie libraries is that they offer free service to the community. In keeping with that important tenet, there is no cost to participate on the RoboCatz team.

2020 Challenge: RePlay


For the 2020 season, you will need to enroll your child onto the team through a web-based system.

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Web Tools

Computer Art

This is a program to teach the JavaScript computer programming language using Computer Art as the vehicle for the instruction. Students are taught basic programming skills in an easy to use development environment that shows the programs in action in real time.

JavaScript Sample Code

3-Button Menu

while(true) {
  drawText(15,30,'Press a key to')
  drawText(15,45,'  select a program')
  switch(keyPressed) {
  case 1:
    alert('You selected UP')
  case 2:
    alert('You selected ENTER')
  case 3:
    alert('You selected DOWN')

Robot Simulator

This is a program to teach the robot computer programming language used for moving the robot. This simulator does not emphasize programming. Instead, it tries to teach strategies for getting the robot to accomplish goals and missions.

RobotC Simulator

This is a program to teach the RobotC computer programming language.

Programming Exercises for RobotC

Joystick Programming (exercise-joystick-programming.htm)
This is an exercise in programming the joystick used in the May Madness competition.

Line Following Exercise (exercise-in-line-following.htm)
This is an exercise in Line Following with many examples of robotC code.

Function Overloading Exercise (exercise-in-function-overloading.htm)
This is an exercise in Function Overloading and Multi Threaded programming with many examples of robotC code.

Our season will focus on robots that talk -- about trash. We will have talking robots.

Text to Speech

Data Mining

FLL Theme for this year: Trash