Friday, November 6, 2015

Answers to questions

Q:  Can my 3rd/4th/5th grader join?
A:  At this time, the club is open to all students of Gallimore Elementary.

Q:  Is it too late to join?
A:  No, but please ensure you have submitted your information at this link.

Q:  What is the Gallimore Robotics Club?
A:  The Gallimore Robotics Club is intended to be an umbrella club that supports multiple competitive robotics teams as well as a learning environment for all students at Gallimore Elementary.

Q:  Is this the same as First Lego League(FLL)/First Lego League Junior (FLLJ)?
A:  No, but there may be some Gallimore Robotics Club members that choose to create FLL/FLLJ teams in the future. From what I have gathered, it is too late to start a team this year.

Q:  What does it cost to join?
A:  Since we are just staring out, that is unknown. Costs will be determined by the type of hardware we choose to invest in, leagues we will decide to join, and how cool we want our team shirts to be.

Q:  My child has no previous experience with robotics/programming. Can they still join?
A:  Your child does not need any previous experience to get something out of robotics club. They just need to have the willingness to learn and a positive attitude!

Q:  How much time will participation in the club take?
A:  I am not sure yet as it will be based on which leagues we choose to enter and how hard we want to compete in those leagues. From what I gather, there is no maximum to the amount of time that could be spent on these teams, and it will likely vary from team to team. My child is involved in many different after school activities and will be unable to put forth as much time as others likely will be able to so I expect to see variances between teams.

Q:   Do I need to have my own robot/computer?
A:  No, but the club currently has no hardware either as we are just starting out. One of the objectives of the first meeting is to determine which type and how much hardware we need to procure. However, I would like to know if you do have your own hardware!

Q:  Why did you create a separate website?  Why not just create a group on facebook?
A:  I asked myself that same question seconds after creating that site.  This may end up going there.

Q:  What is the difference between Gallimore Robotics Club and NASA?
A:  Funding  

Q:  My question isn't answered here. How do I get my question answered?
A:  You can find me on the Gallimore Roadrunner facebook group. If you have a question, it is very likely that others do as well so please ask and I'll post the answer here.


  1. Excellent work, Joe. We at the Quan home are impressed that you made your own website for Gallimore Robotics.

  2. This is great. I love the FAQ page here. I can see how a Facebook group would be great for more social networking amongst parents... you can do both. :)

  3. Personally, I would prefer not to engage with Facebook. I do not use social media.

  4. Personally, I would prefer not to engage with Facebook. I do not use social media.

  5. I am not on face book either and would to receive information in the future via email. Thank you so much for all the excellent work you've done, Joe.