The First Lego Leage (FLL)
We are competing in the First Lego League (FLL), a programme which introduces children and teenagers in a sportive atmosphere to science and technology.
Let's start with a quick overview of FLL:
Every year teams from all over the world compete in the FLL and participation numbers rise steadily. A team consists of between 3 and 10 team members aged between 9 and 16 years with a coach of at least 18 years. In the 2017/2018 season, 32.000 teams from 88 countries took part of which 1.022 teams with 7.083 individual team members were from the FLL-region Central Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland). The numbers for the 2018/2019-season have grown again.
Ahead of the FLL Tournament, all teams will develop their individual robot based on the LEGO� Mindstorms system. The robot designed and programmed by the team is supposed to solve autonomously a set of missions on the FLL Tournament Table. At the tournament day each team gets 2� minutes (150 seconds) to manage as many tricky missions as possible.
In Robot Design, it is interesting for the jurors to learn about the robot's design process, to know what the team is proud of, or what is still in need of improvement.
Friendly interaction, understanding and respect for team members and other teams, motivation and enthusiasm, as well as problem solving skills are FLL Core Values and make for a good team.
Teams cannot prepare for the category �teamwork� in the traditional sense. Rather, it is important that the team members internalize the FLL Core Values already in the preparation time and also live them� then they will also master together the surprise task, which they should solve during teamwork, without any problems and have a lot of fun!
The FLL Research Project is an important part of the preparation for the tournament. Each team should work on its own research project. Corresponding the challenge topic INTO ORBITSM there are several steps to fulfil for each team.
Consider that the Research Project consists of the following parts: Research Analysis of the topic, finding a problem, developing an innovative solution and sharing your team�s findings with others. Explain in your presentation at the tournament how you have fulfilled all parts of the FLL Research Project. Keep in mind that the presentation should not be longer than 5 minutes!