Poudre FLL 2023
Every year I volunteer at the Poudre First Lego League (FLL) regional qualifier as a way to give back to the community that helped set me on the path that made me who I am today. After all, I participated in this event for the first time back in 2001. The tournament wasn't anything different than what I've helped out in the past. There were 64 teams there with 6 playing fields for 6 teams to be competing all at once.
Each year, the game has some kind of theme. This one was named "Master Piece". I can usually deduce what the theme is based on the interviews I get to sit in on with the students, but this year I didn't have a clear idea of what it was. Something about art is all I could discern, but usually the theme is a little less vague than that.
One great thing about this year was that I had a new camera that does a substantially better time with low light than my previous cameras. This is due to the fact that it's a full-frame camera plus technology getting better and better. With my old camera being 8 years old, my new one really packed a punch for photography this year. But since I'm new to this camera, I don't have a lot of lenses for it which made it a little difficult to photograph this event. But my trusted 50mm lens turned out to be great for most of the photos.