FLL Update: New Videos/FLL Global Innovation Award/Quick Poll/e-watt saver bulbs

Coaches:

 –>New Videos

FLL has some great new celebrity chef videos! Chef Duff Goldman (Food Network’s Ace of Cakes, Charm City Cakes) and Chef Wilo Benet (Pikayo Restaurant, Puerto Rico) have food safety tips to share with teams.

Chef Duff Goldman – http://bit.ly/v4yYbE

Chef Wilo Benet – http://bit.ly/rrNxGl

And, if you haven’t seen it already, be sure to check out the video of our own Scott Evans, FLL Engineer and Robot Game designer, reviewing this years’ Food Factor Robot Game. It’s about to hit 50,000 views!!!http://bit.ly/vhhwTe

 –> Is your team ready!? FLL Global Innovation Award

January is coming up quick and we hope your team is gearing up to enter their innovative Project idea on the FLL Global Innovation Award website, http://fllinnovationaward.firstlegoleague.org/. A specific outline of what to submit and exactly when/how to submit it will be provided to teams in the coming weeks.
But for now, FLL would like to “spice up” the prize. So…..select teams will each receive one-on-one consultations about their invention from leaders in innovation, Dean Kamen and Louis Foreman.  Dean Kamen, FIRST founder, holds more than 400 U.S. patents. Louis Foreman, Edison Nation founder, has reviewed thousands of ideas and helped inventors around the world turn their ideas into reality.  During the call teams are free to ask questions and get advice on their inventions. How cool is that?! Questions? Email fllinnovationaward@usfirst.org

 –>Quick Poll

I think robot matches should be….. (go to http://firstlegoleague.org/node/144 to take our latest FLL poll)

  –>Light Up December! Note from Dean Kamen  

2nd generation e-watt saver bulbs are now available for your fundraising effort.

Over 450 teams participated in FIRST’s e-watt saver program during the past 11 months, raising more than $650,000.  We are excited to see 25 new teams involved with the fundraising since the new 2nd generation bulbs launched in October.

There is still time to sell bulbs for the Holiday Season!  Bulbs ordered before noon ship the same day, and with more than 15,000 bulbs in inventory, you can confidently accept orders and deliver them before the Holidays.

Here are some key points about the new bulbs:

*Two bulbs available this year:

—>a 450-lumen replacement for the 1st generation bulb selling at $15 (suggested retail price) – a $5 price drop from the prior bulb!

—>a new 800-lumen bulb that directly replaces a 60W incandescent bulb with a suggested retail price of $26

*Thanks to continued support from our friends at Google, Teams can purchase bulbs for only $7.50 for the 450-lumen bulb or $17 for the 800-lumen bulb

*2nd generation e-watt saver bulbs are designed and tested in Florida and produced in Mexico

*Significant upgrades and new features:

—>dimmable to 5% light output

—>omni-directional (light in all directions, like an incandescent)

—>5-year warranty

—>25,000-hour life

To learn about setting up an account to order bulbs visit:  www.usfirst.org/e-wattresources.  The program is year-round. Good luck raising funds for your teams with our e-watt saver bulbs.

Dean Kamen

Founder, FIRST and President, DEKA Research & Development Corporation

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With High 5’s and Admiration,
FLL Team Support
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