Monday, March 2, 2009

Our Wizard of Oz Theory

Throughout this year's FLL Climate Connections season, my team kept finding links to the Wizard of Oz through the different missions and mission models. They ended up naming their robots "Dorothy," "Tinman," and "Toto" because if this.

We came up with a long list of WOZ connections and made a short video to share this weekend (March 6, 7, 8) at the New York City Mega Robotics Expo at the Jacob Javits Center. The regional finals for FLL, FIRST Robotics, and the FIRST Tech Challenge are taking place together in one huge venue. Wish us luck. Enjoy the video:


WOZ Connections
:
  • Wicked Witch rides the BIKE to Dorothy's HOUSE
  • A tornado (STORM) brews in Kansas
  • The STORM RAISES THE HOUSE
  • The HOUSE lowers on the Wicked Witch of the East
  • Dorothy travels over the RAINBOW to Oz
  • She meets the Munchkins (MINI FIGS) in Munchkin Land
  • Dorothy travels over the Yellow Brick Road (YELLOW GRID AREA)
  • Dorothy (our robot) delivers the bike, computer, and insulation to the Emerald City (GREEN AREA)
  • Click your heels three times (FIND AGREEMENT)
  • The POLAR BEAR is Glenda the Good Witch

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