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FIRST FLL World Championship@Detroit
April 25 - 28, 2018, 
Detroit, MI

Team Hydro Mechanics attended the FLL championship in Detroit! Thank you for all the people that helped supporting our team to attend this amazing event. It was an exciting yet humbling experience to compete against some of the best teams from around the world! 

Our kids enjoyed the most from meeting like minded robotics enthusiasts from all different states and countries, and checking out the larger robot competitions of the FTC and FRC teams inspired our teams to continue pursuit with their passion for Robotics!

Help us send Hydro Mechanics 

the FLL World Championship in Detroit!

Click HERE to donate 

It is such a great honor to have one of our Forest Hills Robotics FLL team win 
the Top Award at the NYC FLL Championship!

Congratulations to FLL team Hydro Mechanics for winning the NYC FLL Championship, 
and the opportunity to represent NYC at the FIRST FLL World Championship!
Please help us send Hydro Mechanics to the FLL World Championship in Detroit 

Please visit their GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/hydromechanics-detroit
Please share this news with all your friends and families! We can use all the help we can 
get to make this team's dream come true!

YouTube Video

Our FLL Coach highlighted by Brookhaven Lab

Click HERE to read the fantastic article by Brookhaven Lab highlighting one of our volunteer coach, Arfath Pasha, who has an amazing day job and still finds time to volunteer coaching our FLL Robotics team.

NYC FLL Jr. Exposition
March 17, 2018 @ Dos Puentes - Manhattan
Our JFLL team Water Splash had a fun time exhibiting at the JFLL Expo!

NYC FLL FIRST Championship
March 11, 2018 @ 
City College of New York 
Congratulations to both our FLL teams (H7O and Hydro Mechanics) for winning awards at
the FLL Championship! 

Team Hydro Mechanics won four awards at the FLL Championship and will be 
moving on 
to represent NYC to compete at the FLL World Championship!
  • 1st Place Champions
  • 1st Place Gracious Professionalism, 
  • 1st Place Robot Innovation and Strategy, 
  • 2nd Place Robot Performance, 

Team H7O also won 1st Place in Robot Programming Award!

Our FTC team Mighty Mechanics 8721 also brought their FTC robot to showcase and 
inspire rising FLL teams to continue with the FIRST Robotics programs.

NYC FTC FIRST Championship
Feb 25, 2018 @Townsend Harris High School
Congratulations to FTC team Mighty Mechanics 8721 for winning the Finalist alliance at the NYC FIRST FTC Championship!

Intrepid Museum Robotics Demonstration
Friday Feb 23, 2018 @Intrepid Museum
FTC team Mighty Mechanics 8721 enjoyed showcasing their robot to our 
young visitors and inspire all kids to explore robotics fun!

FTC Qualifying Tournament
Feb 18,2018 @ Dalton High School
Congratulations to FTC team 8365 Gear Master for winning the Design Award
and the Finalist Alliance Award at the Dalton Qualifying tournament.
Click HERE For more exciting photo of Gear Master's Dalton tournament.

NYC FLL Queens Qualifier Tournament
Jan 20, 2018 @
MS 216 George Ryan Middle School

Kudos to all six of our FLL teams for an amazing performance at the Queens Qualifying tournament at George Ryan Middle School.
Special congratulations to the following 3 teams for winning an award and qualifying to the NYC FLL Championship!

FLL team H7O - Inspiration Award and a Golden ticket to NYC FLL Championship

FLL team Hydro Mechanics - 
Champion's award, 1st place Robot Performance, Project Presentation Award 
and a Golden ticket to NYC FLL Championship

FLL Team Tsunami - Strategy and Innovation Award

FTC Qualifying Tournament @Francis Lewis High School
Congratulations to Mighty Mechanics #8721 for Qualifying for the NYC FTC Championship. Team #8721 Mighty Mechanics won triple awards including Control Award, Winning Alliance, and 1st Place Inspire Award!

FLL Queens Qualifying Tournament
Come join us for a day of Robot fun. Six of our FLL teams will be competing to get a seat for the NYC FIRST FLL Championship! Come cheer for the Forest Hills Robotics League teams!

    Jan 20, 2018 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
    MS 216 George Ryan Middle School
    64-20 175th St, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

FLL Jr Exposition (Dec 16, 2017)
Our eight FLL Junior teams have been busy all season building and working on their Aqua Adventure challenge.

Registration/Open House
Our next open house for 2018-2019 season will begin in May, 
stay tuned for our Open House/Registration announcement.

FIRST Season schedule & start dates
FIRST Season kick off
Here are the dates of challenge release and kick off for each league:
  • August 1, 2017 - JFLL Challenge Release (Aqua Adventure)
  • August 29, 2017 - FLL Kick off (Hydro Dynamics)
  • September 9, 2017 - FTC Kick off (Relic Recovery)
Coach Training dates
FLL coaches  (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  •   9/9  - General Overview/Tournament info/Research
  •   9/16 - Hands- on Robotics EV3 training
JFLL coaches - 9/16
  • Level III coaches - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Level II coaches  - 12:00 - 2:00
  • Level I coaches   - 12:00 - 2:00

June 10, 2017
Come check out Forest Hills Robotics League's Open House and Registration
event! Sign up for next year's Robotics team.

June 10, 2017 (9:30 - 12:30)
PS144 - Cafeteria - 93-02 69th Ave, Forest Hills, Forest Hills, NY 11375

09:30 - 10:30 Jr. First Lego League (age 6-9)
10:30 - 11:30  First Lego League (age 9-14)
11:30 - 12:30  First Tech Challenge - Team interviews (#8721 & #8365)
                     (Grade 8-12)

June 10, 2017
Year End Award Ceremony
June 10, 2017 (1:00 - 4:00)
(for FLL/FTC members only)
PS144 - Cafeteria - 
93-02 69th Ave, Forest Hills, Forest Hills, NY 11375

September 9, 2017
New FTC challenge - Relic Recovery

FTC Relics Recovery

August 29, 2017
FLL challenge release - Hydro Dynamics

Hydro Dynamics Teaser

August 1, 2017
JFLL Challenge release - Aqua Adventure

JFLL Aqua Adventure

2017-2018  FHRL Teams

FTC Teams
Oct - Feb/Mar
  • FTC Team 8721 - coach Iffat Mai
            Sat 2:00 - 5:00 pm
            @PS144 - Cafeteria
  • FTC Team 8365 - coach Ken Ngai
            Sat 1:00 - 5:00 pm
            @Vaughn College

FLL Teams

October - January
(till March for qualified teams)

 TimeGroup I
 Group II
9:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 1:30

2:00 - 4:00
Clayton &
Brad &
 Fang Liu

JFLL Teams

October - December

9:00 -10:30
Level III - EV3 Robots
Tom Youngman & Nelson Tai 

Level III - EV3 Robots
Alex Gleyzer & Amy Hsin
11:00 -12:30
Level II -WeDo Robots
Daniel Bord & Cristina Rios

Level II -WeDo Robots
Joel Maxwell 
& YC Tham
1:00 - 2:30

Level III-EV3 Robots
Grace Shih & Stanley Chan
Level II
Joshua Peskay & Mike Gazes
3:00 - 4:30
Level I - Simple Machines
Jessica White & Wendy Erdly

Level I - Simple Machines
Rachel, Catherine & Leiming