ON TARGET First Lego League FLL was born in 1999. FLL differs from FTC and FRC in two ways. • Only Students between the ages of 9 and 14 can compete. • Teams consist of no more than 10 students.( It’s same with FTC, but FRC can have up to 20 students per team. ) Teams sign up during the year typically when school start. To join the competition, teams pay a fee to FIRST purchase the basic FLL competition kit that contains a special mat and Lego pieces.
ON TARGET Categories The FLL Robot Game Technical Interview Project Teamwork
ON TARGET Links for FLL International page http://firstlegoleague.org/ US first http://www.usfirst.org/ Register your team https://gofll.usfirst.org/messages
ON TARGET Field Mat & Mission Models Transfer the model Activate the model Deliver an objet to the model Remove an objet from the model
ON TARGET The FLL Robot Game It’s consist of a playing field on which the robot must attempt to complete a number of missions to score points. Each team competes on the same size field and completes the same missions within a time limit.
ON TARGET Technical Interview At the tournament itself, students meet with a group of technical judges who Ask them about the design and programming of their robot.
ON TARGET Project Teams are required to put together a presentation ( similar to a science fair exhibit) on a topic related to the competition theme. Each teams chooses a topic related to theme, researches that topic, shares their research with the community, and presents its findings to a collection of judges.
ON TARGET Team Work Another important way to score points is in the teamwork-judging portion of the competition. Each team meets with judges who ask how the team members worked together and judges give each team a simple assignment that demonstrate how the members work.
ON TARGET Guidelines & Rules Just like any other competition, FLL has a set of rules and guidelines that describe the challenges. They tell teams what to do and what to expect at tournaments and help ensure that everything is done fairly and consistently. Since these rules and guidelines are so important, You should understand them well. Mission Descriptions Robot Game Rules Project, Teamwork, and Robot Design Guidelines Rubrics
ON TARGET FINDING EQUIPMENT, MENTORS, AND FUNDING
EquipmentsON TARGET At a minimum, an FLL team can compete with a single NXT robotics kit, a desktop or laptop computer, some batteries, FLL has done a great job of creating a competition that doesn’t require a large initial purchase.
EquipmentsON TARGET First Lego League Competition Package Lego Mindstorms NXT Robotics Kit Desktop or Laptop computer AA batteries or a rechargeable battery pack. https://gofll.usfirst.org/messages
ON TARGET Mentors All teams begin with team members and coach or multiple coaches. The skills that team members and coaches bring to FLL competition aren’t always related to building and programming robots. Programming Technical Design Design logos, t shirt, Interview for presentation
ON TARGET Starting or Building a Team Assembling an FLL team can sometimes be as simple as pinning a sign up sheet to a classroom wall or asking a group of friends to participate. But the reality of the situation is that there is often much more organizing. 1. Announce that team is being formed 2. Begin accepting applications with a well-defined deadline. 3. Hold your first team meeting
ON TARGET Announcing Formation of the Team You can announce that you are forming an FLL team in many ways. Announcement to parents A community notice in a newspaper Phone calls to friends
ON TARGET Accepting Team Member Application After you announce the team and establish a date for accepting applications, it’s time to start collecting applications. Possible methods for accepting apps include one or all of the followings Sign Up sheet Printed Application Interview Essay
ON TARGET Hold Your First Team Congratulations! Your new team formed. 1. Introduce Coach, Team Members, Mentors, and Parents 2. Exchange contact info 3. Discuss Meeting Location and Schedule 4. Assign Team Member Roles and duties 5. Sign a Team member Pledge 6. Don’t forget the food!