About us

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Hi! We are The Moment Makers, an all-girls FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team and alumni FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team that has competed successfully in multiple international competitions. In the spirit of coopertition, we made this website to give back to the community. We have learned so much about gears, machines, structural building, and programming through LEGO. Our website shares ways of thinking about STEM concepts through LEGO. We will continue posting information on how to build with LEGO Technic in a sturdy way and how to build functioning machines. We will also share MINDSTORMS and SPIKE programming advice with blocks and text-based programming languages. Our hope is to reach other kids and teach them STEM concepts through LEGO in a fun way. At the same time, we hope to help active FIRST LEGO League teams in their journeys.

Our team has been around since 2016. We were in FIRST LEGO League for five years, and this is our first year in FIRST Tech Challenge. When we started, other teams helped us learn the basics of building and programming. Since then, we have wanted to make our own website to help other teams by sharing problems we had and things that we learned. We hope you learn a lot from our posts!

We want to thank our sponsors for making our FIRST team possible, as well as encouraging our outreach efforts.

Our articles are written by one or more students on our team. As kids, we want to protect our privacy and will list all articles as written by “amomentmaker.”

Past Team Awards:

2020-2021

  • Kids Robotic Foundation tournament 1st place Champions award
  • Kids Robotic Foundation tournament 1st place Robot Performance award
  • FIRST in Texas East Area Championship 1st place Champions award
  • FIRST in Texas East Area Championship 1st place Robot Performance award
  • Semi-Finalist for the Global Innovation Award
  • FIRST in Texas – Texas Cup FLL Showcase (Invitational) 2nd place Champions award
  • FIRST in Texas – Texas Cup FLL Showcase (Invitational) 1st place Robot Design award
  • FIRST in Texas – Texas Cup FLL Showcase (Invitational) 3rd place Robot Performance award
  • FIRST in Texas – Texas Cup FLL Showcase (Invitational) Best Spirit Poster award
  • FIRST in Texas – Texas Cup FLL Showcase (Invitational) Best Joke award
  • FLL Share and Learn Virtual Open Invitational (International) Champions award finalist
  • FLL Share and Learn Virtual Open Invitational (International) Innovation Project Encore Presentation
  • FIRST LEGO League Open International Greece (Invitational) 2nd place Motivate Award

2019-2020

  • Katy-CRyptonite qualifier event 1st place Champions award
  • Katy-CRyptonite qualifier event 2nd place Robot Performance award
  • FIRST in Texas ACES East FLL “City” Regional Championship 1st place Champions award
  • FIRST in Texas ACES East FLL “City” Regional Championship 1st place Robot Performance award
  • originally scheduled to be team 100 at the FLL World Festival in Houston, TX (canceled due to COVID-19)

2018-2019

  • Katy-CRyptonite qualifier event 1st place Robot Performance award
  • Katy-CRyptonite qualifier event 1st place Project Research award
  • FIRST in Texas ACES East FLL “Earth” Regional Championship 1st place Champions award
  • FIRST in Texas ACES East FLL “Earth” Regional Championship 4th place Robot Performance award
  • FIRST LEGO League Razorback Invitational 9th place Robot Performance award
  • FIRST LEGO League Razorback Invitational Core Values Inspiration award finalist
  • FIRST LEGO League Razorback Invitational 3rd place Robot Alliance

2017-2018

  • Sugar Land qualifier event 1st place Robot Rerformance award
  • Sugar Land qualifier event 2nd place Project award
  • British International School Texas Southeast (Houston) Region FLL Championship 2nd place Robot Performance award
  • British International School Texas Southeast (Houston) Region FLL Championship 1st place Programming award

2016-2017 (rookie year)

  • Travis Elementary qualifier event Programming award
  • British International School South Texas Region FLL Championship 4th place Champions award

Opinions of The Moment Makers are our own. We are not affiliated with and do not represent LEGO, LEGO Education, FIRST, FIRST LEGO League, or FIRST Tech Challenge.