About Us

Based in The Greater Harrisburg Area, we are the FIRST LEGO League Team#42536, aka, The MegaBYTES. We are students from 5th, 6th and 7th grades from local elementary and middle schools. We are a rookie team and for most of us, it is our first year of doing FLL. Only two of us have prior FLL experience. We bring different skills to the table but work together to complete the FLL missions and the project. We uphold the FIRST Core values in everything we do and at the same time have fun and enjoy the time we spend together. 
 
Despite being a young team, we already won several awards and recognition at regional competition and local scrimmages. In January 2019, we won two first prizes at the First Lego League regional championship – for robot performance and project presentation.
 
Our 2019-20 season has started with zeal and energy. We have a more cohesive team this year. We are also mentoring two young apprentices as our junior members, whom we are mentoring to become future leaders. We are looking forward to achieve new heights this season.
 
We’re are growing to be better students, better community members, and building a better World, one mission at a time.

Alvin

I am Alvin James, a 8th grade student at Eagle View Middle School. I live in Mechanicsburg, PA. My favorite school subject is math. I play piano and I like to sing. In my free time, I like to write and play video games. My favorite sports are soccer and basketball. I like to participate in FLL, and I have been doing it for the past 2 years, and this is my 3rd year. The best thing I like about FLL is programming. Throughout the years of FLL, I have researched and learned about various real world problems as part of project. Hanging out with the team is always fun.

Anika

I am Anika Chandra, a 7th grade student at Good Hope Middle School. I live in Mechanicsburg, PA. I got interested in robotics after I went to after school robotics club.  I like to do programming. This is my first year in FLL and I like collaborating with my team members. I like painting and in my free time I like to play Minecraft.  In school Math and science are my favorite subjects.

Arnav

Hi, I am Arnav Andhare and I am in 8th grade. I like to ski, play on my Xbox and play lacrosse. This is my 3rd year in FLL. What I like most about FLL is the robotics aspect. I like building different attachments for our robot. I am very energetic and lively.

Dhruv

I’m Dhruv Daita. I go to Hershey Middle School. What got me into robotics is the robotics club at my school. Another reason I joined FLL because of my involvement in the computer fair club at my school. I enjoy FLL because of the robotics and working with teammates. My favorite subjects are geography/history. I like to play basketball. I like to play chess and won some tournaments. I enjoy listening to music. I also like to play video games.  My favorite being Fortnite. I also like to read and my favorite book series is Big Nate. I also like to watch/play football & my favorite NFL team being the Steelers. 

Duke

My name is Duke Daita, I’m a sixth grader at Infinity Charter School in Harrisburg, PA. My favorite subject at school is Science. I play basketball for the Hershey travel basketball team. My interests include playing video games, playing basketball, playing football, making comics, drawing, and science. What got me into robotics, was my robotics club at school. I also enjoy making rap music and reading comics. I enjoy FLL team meetings and working with my teammates. I like to travel and collect souvenirs from the places I go to.

 

Kunal

My name is Kunal Ghosh, I am 14 year old and I go to Central Dauphin Middle School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I have a few passions, such as playing music on my guitar and viola, drawing, reading books, playing video games, and of course, having fun with my friends. This is my first year doing FLL and I love the aspect of working together with friends and collaborating with each other to find solutions for our project and programming tasks. I joined FLL to have a great learning experience and making bonds with old or new friends.

A fun fact about me is that I am a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Nathan

Hello, my name is Nathan Varghese. I go to Susquehanna Township Middle School. I am part of team 42536: Mega B.Y.T.E.S. I joined FLL because I wanted to learn about coding and to have better debating and presentation skills. A fun fact about me is that I love to play fortnite on my Xbox One S and I think it is the best game ever! 

Zane

I am Zane Kannampully, a 8th grader at St. Joseph school in Mechanicsburg, PA. I am interested in science and basketball. I take part in school activities such as Handbells, Basketball, and Band. When I am not in school, I enjoy playing outside, playing basketball, going hiking, going biking, playing on the xbox, and reading books. I love basketball and it is my favorite sport. I got interested in robotics when I went to a robotics camp that was hosted by the Javengers, an FTC team. My brother was in this team for the past 5 years and I saw how FLL/FTC changed him.

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