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Pocatello Community Charter School FLL Mentoring

Pocatello Community Charter School, Pocatello, Idaho, January 26, 2017


It was so fun to help the PCCS FBI Bat Kids prepare for their Southern Idaho State FLL appearance. We helped them to rehearse and polish their core values and project presentations as well as provided a mock Q and A session.

2016 Pocatello Regional FLL Qualifier

Idaho State University, Student Union Building, December 17, 2016


2016 FLL Qualifier in Idaho Falls

Idaho State University Annex, Idaho Falls, Idaho, December 3, 2016


Several of the LiveWire coaches traveled to Idaho Falls to volunteer as judges for the Idaho Falls Regional FLL Qualifier. It was fun to see some teams that have participated at our local FLL tournament in past years.

2016 FLL Practice Tournament

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, December 1, 2016


About two weeks before the Qualifier tournament, LiveWire ran the annual practice event for 12 teams. We were able to train our referees and tournament personnel as well as provide feedback for the project and robot design project for the FLL teams.

2016 FLL Mentoring

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, 2016


Five LiveWire team members volunteered their time on a weekly basis to mentor seven teams during the 2016 Animal Allies season. Coincidentally five of these teams were selected to attend the Southern Idaho State FLL Competition!

Prepping for the 2016 FLL Season

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, 2016


We spent many hours during the preseason preparing for the FLL Animal Allies Challenge. We put together all the field set up kits for the Pocatello Qualifier and then we constructed and painted four new competition tables for the tournament.

2016 FLL Kickoff

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, September 7, 2016


The excitement was in the air when we ran our annual FLL Kickoff event for the 2016 season. LiveWire and OneByte welcomed teams from across southeast Idaho. We are excited to see what the teams come up with for the Animal Allies game.

Tech Savvy Seniors Class Week Four

Idaho State University Continuing Education, Pocatello, Idaho, April 18, 2016


This month’s topic focused on social media. The workshop attendees were instructed on the different types of social medial that are currently trending. Participants then entered into a spirited discussion of the pros and cons of each type of account. After the group session, team members gave individual assistance and answered questions as well as helping the seniors to create their personal accounts to the desired applications. Follow up sessions to further answer individual questions are being held for the next two weeks at the Holy Spirit Catholic School computer lab.

Tech Savvy Seniors Class Week Three

Idaho State University Continuing Education, Pocatello, Idaho, March 28, 2016


It was another fun class for the Tech Savvy Seniors this month! This month’s topic was all about “Devices”, such as laptops and tablets. We discussed the mouse, keyboard, speakers and blue tooth and wireless connections and helped the seniors to use and better understand their individual devices. Participants were once again invited to a follow up session for individual help.

Tech Savvy Seniors Class Week Two

Idaho State University Continuing Education, Pocatello, Idaho, February 22, 2016


The topic for week two of the Tech Savvy Senior Class was “All about Smart Phones”. This session was designed and taught by LiveWire team member – Steven. After the PowerPoint and Question and Answer period, there was time for the rest of the Livewire team members to help the Senior Citizens individually with their questions. For those interested in additional help, the participants were invited to a follow up session to be held at the Holy Spirit Catholic School.

Tech Savvy Seniors Class Week One

Idaho State University Continuing Education, Pocatello, Idaho, January 25, 2016


Week one of the Tech Savvy Seniors was all about how to operate Google Drive. LiveWire team members worked with Holy Spirit Catholic School FLL teams to design, run, and host a class that teaches and assists seniors to learn different aspects of technology.

2015 Pocatello Regional FLL Qualifier

Idaho State University, Student Union Building, December 19, 2015


LiveWire was once again able to organize and run the Pocatello FLL Qualifier tournament. What an exciting day, full of hardy competition and crazy FLL fun! OneByte and LiveWire (including 6 alumni college members) welcomed 21 teams from all across Idaho. They debuted their newest story book and even took a selfie with all the teams. Partnering with the FLL teams, we were able to collect 142 pounds of food for the Idaho Food Bank. We contributed 235 letters to the Macy's Believe Campaign. Macy's gave $1.00 to Make-a-Wish Foundation for each letter they received.

Holy Spirit Catholic School Environmental Fair

Holy Spirit Catholic School, Pocatello, Idaho, December 6, 2015


LiveWire attended the Holy Spirit Catholic School Environmental Fair and learned about all four of the FLL team's projects for the Trash Trek Challenge. We also had the opportunity to help with the construction of shoes for one of the team's project.

2015 FLL Practice Event

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, December 3, 2015

About two weeks before the Qualifier tournament LiveWire ran a practice event for 16 teams. We were able to train our referees and tournament personel as well as provide project feedback for the FLL teams.

Trash Trek Talk

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, October 22, 2015

Trash Trek Talk was a fun event to bring all interested FLL teams from the area together to network.The teams discussed everything Trash Trek Challenge related, from robot design to rules and project ideas.

2015 FLL Kickoff

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, October 10, 2015

The excitement was in the air when we ran our annual FLL Challenge Kickoff event. LiveWire and OneByte welcomed teams from all over southeast Idaho.

Prepping for the FLL Season

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, Fall 2015

We spent many hours during the preseason preparing for the FLL Trash Trek Challenge. We put together all the field set up kits for the Pocatello Qualifier and then we divided up into teams, made Lego EV3 robots, and had a mini intrateam tournament. This helped us to better prepare for the practice and qualifier tournaments.

Franklin Middle School Lego-In

Franklin Middle School, Pocatello, Idaho, January 9, 2015

LiveWire was invited to attend the Franklin Middle School "Lego-In" hosted by the FLL team S.M.A.R.T. We were able to interact with younger children - playing with Legos. We even presented about great aspects of FRC to the audience. It was an absolute GROOVY time!

2014 Pocatello Regional FLL Qualifier

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, December 13, 2014


This was an exciting year for LiveWire! We were asked to take over the duties of Event Coordinators for the Pocatello Qualifying Tournament. With the help of the Robotics Club at ISU, LiveWire was able to provide an awesome experience for 18 teams from the southeast Idaho area.

2014 FLL Practice Event

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, December 1, 2014

Our third annual FLL Practice event was held on 12-1-14 for 12 teams around the Pocatello area. Teams were given the opportunity to get questions answered, network with other teams, practice with their robots, work on their robot design presentations, and rehearse their project presentations to an audience.

2014 FLL Kickoff

Idaho State University, College of Technology, Pocatello, Idaho, September 8, 2014

LiveWire had the pleasure of organizing and hosting the FLL 2014 World Class Challenge Kickoff Event. OneByte and approximately 150 students and coaches from the southeast Idaho area attended this exciting event.

2013 Pocatello Regional FLL Qualifier

Idaho State University, Student Union Building, December 21, 2013


LiveWire had the opportunity to co-host the Pocatello Regional FLL Qualifier with the ESTEC department from the ISU College of Technology. We provided the vast majority of the volunteers – everything from the judge advisor, head referee, judges, and even the concession stand.  The day was full of exciting competition and crazy FLL fun. It was awesome to see so much LiveWire green in attendance.

2013 FLL Practice Tournament

Idaho State University, Student Union Building, December 10, 2013


LiveWire hosted their second annual Practice FLL Tournament for local teams. 11 area teams took advantage of the opportunity to get questions answered, network with other teams, practice with their robots, work on their robot design presentations as well rehearse their project presentations to an audience. It also gave LiveWire the opportunity to test their “above the table” camera idea for broadcasting the robot competition for the audience to see. It was an awesome event!

2013 Twin Falls Regional FLL Qualifier

O’Leary Middle School, Twin Falls, Idaho, December 7, 2013

Several LiveWire team members were asked to help at the Twin Falls FLL Regional Qualifier event. LiveWire braved the snowy roads to drive the 120 miles and provided judges and scorekeepers. Kip was the event emcee again this year. We were glad that we were able to volunteer. It was especially fun that we recognized so many FLL team members from our summer camp in Twin Falls.

2013 FLL Mentoring

Pocatello, Idaho, August-December 2013


LiveWire was able to start three new FLL teams at the Pocatello Community Charter School (PCCS) for the 2013 Nature's Fury season. PCCS generously opened their doors to all students across the community - in both private and public schools. Kip was able to mentor these teams once or twice a week for the entire season. We were also regular visitors to the two teams at Franklin Middle School, four teams at Holy Spirit Catholic School, Irving Middle School, as well as two teams at Mountain View Middle School in Blackfoot. Team members found it so rewarding to give back to the younger students and inspire them.

2013 FLL Teams We Mentored:

Flood Freaks

Pocatello Community Charter School

Techtonic Plates

Pocatello Community Charter School

RoboFires

Pocatello Community Charter School

Arctic Patrol

Franklin Middle School

Hot Tamales, Hype Voltage, Element, Frostbyte

Holy Spirit Charter School

2013 FLL Pocatello Qualifier Preparation

Idaho State University, College of Technology, Pocatello, Idaho, October 2013

LiveWire team members assembled the five LEGO field set up kits for the Pocatello Qualifier. We had help from coaches, mentors, and the ISU Robotics club. We found out that some people are able to follow directions better than others and that some people are really slow at the task! It was a lot of fun!

2013 FLL Kickoff

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, September 9, 2013

The FLL Kickoff event was a HUGE SUCCESS. LiveWire has been advertising the event since late summer at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. We were able to co-host the event with the ESTEC department at ISU College of Technology. Close to 100 people were in attendance (up 10 times the attendance of last year). At least 12 teams were represented from public schools, private schools, after-school programs, and home school teams.

FLL Adult Coaching Workshop

Pocatello Community Charter School, Pocatello, Idaho, August 15, 2013

LiveWire hosted a FIRST LEGO League coaching workshop for over 20 interested adults at the Pocatello Community Charter School. We explained FIRST, the basics of FLL, the requirements for starting a team, and resources available for help. Three teams were started as a result of this workshop!

Senior Solutions Technology Seminar: “Exploring Excel”

Holy Spirit Catholic School, Pocatello, Idaho, May 27, 2013

The fourth and final Senior Solutions Technology Seminar was titled: “Exploring Excel”. LiveWire has had a lot of fun partnering with the FLL teams at the HSCS to put on these seminars.

Senior Solutions Technology Seminar: “WORD”

Holy Spirit Catholic School, Pocatello, Idaho, April 15, 2013

It was another full house at our monthly Senior Solutions Technology Seminar. The seniors learned all about using Microsoft Word on their computers. 

Senior Solutions Technology Seminar: “Learn to Speak Geek. Introduction to Computers.”

Holy Spirit Catholic School, Pocatello, Idaho February 18, 2013

The second monthly class in our series of Senior Solutions Technology Seminars was titled “Learn to Speak Geek: Introduction to Computers” and taught by our guest speaker, Dr. Bernadette Howlet. We are very grateful for her expertise and support.   The fourteen seniors had the opportunity to pair with a LiveWire team member to get some one on one and small group instruction with their individual questions. The power point presentation of the session can be reviewed on our team resources page.

Senior Solutions State Send Off Showcase

Holy Spirit Catholic School, Pocatello, Idaho, January 23, 2013

LiveWire created and hosted a FIRST Lego League Showcase event for the public and parents of the Holy Spirit Catholic School students. The mock FLL tournament helped the teams to make final preparations for their Idaho State Tournament. It also allowed LiveWire to educate the parents about FIRST in a fun atmosphere. There were core value activities, robot design presentations, project presentations, a robot competition and of course dancing!

Senior Solutions Technology Seminar: "Why All the Hype About Skype?"

Holy Spirit Catholic School, Pocatello, Idaho, January 21, 2013

LiveWire partnered with a FLL team from Holy Spirit Catholic School to design a series of technology classes for senior citizens. There will be a different topic addressed at each monthly class throughout the rest of the school year. The topic for the month of January was “Why All the Hype About Skype?” Twenty one senior citizens attended the session this month, with Dr. Bernadette Howlet as our guest speaker. The power point presentation of the session can be reviewed on our team resources page.

2012 Pocatello FLL Regional Competition

Idaho State University Student Union Building, Pocatello, Idaho, December 8, 2012

Once again, LiveWire had the opportunity to help with the Pocatello FIRST Lego League Regional Competition held at Idaho State University. LiveWire provided a concession stand, assisted in the set up, judging, refereeing, and one team member even acted as the Head Referee! It was a fun and exciting day. As an added bonus, three of the four teams that we mentored from Holy Spirit Catholic School qualified for the Idaho State Tournament.

2012 Twin Falls FLL Regional Competition

Herrett Center, Twin Falls, Idaho, December 1, 2012

LiveWire had the opportunity to volunteer at the Twin Falls FIRST Lego League Competition held at the Herrett Center for Science & Arts on the CSI campus in Twin Falls, Idaho. Team members and parents provided a concession stand, helped with the judging, referring, and one team member was the competition Emcee. Also, while waiting for the judges to finish deliberating about awards, LiveWire team members entertained the crowd by dancing and reading their original children's book, To The Top.

2012 FLL Mentoring

Holy Spirit Catholic School, Pocatello, Idaho, 2012 FLL Season


Members of LiveWire volunteered on a weekly basis throughout the 2012 Senior Solutions season to mentor four FLL teams from Holy Spirit Catholic School. Team members helped with robot construction, programming skills, and project presentations. It was a great experience for everyone involved.

2012 Pocatello FLL Kickoff

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, September 6, 2012

For the second year in a row, LiveWire attended the FLL kickoff party at Idaho State University where we interacted with the FLL teams and discussed strategy for the Senior Solutions™ game.

Announcing! LiveWire's little brother FLL team "HotWired" from Burley, Idaho!!

February 2012: NEWS FLASH! HotWired has submitted their original project “Cross-Contamination in Milk” for consideration for the Global Innovation Award. We wish you the best of luck “Little Brother” HotWired!!! We are so proud of you and we know you will do awesome!

November 2011: State results are in, and HotWired won 1st in Research and placed 13th in the robot performance! The Robo Rebels took home 7th in robot performance!

HotWired Presentation

Robo Rebels Presentation

HotWired recently competed in the Twin Falls FLL Competition and won the Research Presentation Award, qualifying them for State!

Their sister team Robo Rebels took home First Place in the Robot Competition as well as the Robot Design Award, qualifying for State as well!

View competition pictures on the Outreach page and articles about the competition on the Media page.

2011 Pocatello FLL Regional Competition

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, November 19, 2011


LiveWire again had the opportunity to help with the Pocatello FIRST Lego League Regional Competition. LiveWire members assisted in the set up, judging, refereeing, and the running of the competition, and one team member even acted as the Head Referee! It was a fun time and a great competition to help out with.

2011 Twin Falls FLL Regional Competition

Herrett Center, Twin Falls, Idaho, November 5, 2011


LiveWire had the opportunity to help during the Twin Falls FIRST Lego League Competition. Members helped in the scorekeeping, judging, and Kip Stahlecker was the competition Emcee!

2011 FLL Mentoring

The Academy at the Roosevelt Center, Pocatello, Idaho and Declo 4H, Declo, Idaho, October and November 2011

Members of LiveWire volunteered their time to mentor five FLL teams in Pocatello and Declo. It was a great experience for everyone involved!

2011 Pocatello FLL Kickoff

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, September 2011

During the Week of FIRST, LiveWire team members visited many of the FLL teams in Pocatello. We brought them triangle, circle, and square sugar cookies and gave them our contact information so we can assist them with any questions they may have about the Food Factor™ Game.

Volunteering with FIRST Lego League

Pocatello FLL Regional Competition, November 2010

LiveWire attended the Pocatello FLL Regional Competition and offered our help to the competition. Team members helped to referee, run fields, and help around the tournament.