FIRST LEGO League

On this page we keep links and references to various North Texas FIRST LEGO League competition resources, to make them easy for us and others to locate quickly later.  Where possible we try to link directly to official pages and notifications; but we’re definitely not the official source for any of this.  If in doubt — double check the official sources!

Feel free to suggest additional links or resources that should appear here, or to let us know of errors or things that shouldn’t be here.

Join the NorthTexasFLL Google Group to network with other coaches and mentors!

Upcoming FLL Events

Resources

Here is a resource list for teams starting out with FIRST LEGO League.

Where do I start?

If you’re a new coach or team and you’re wondering where to start, here are some suggestions:

  1. Join the NorthTexasFLL Google Group.  This is a mailing list for coaches and organizers of FLL events in North Texas; people are encouraged to ask questions here.
  2. Attend a kickoff event and the coaches clinics offered throughout the season.  You’ll learn lots of useful tips from veteran coaches who are eager to help you get started!
  3. A good early team activity is to build the mission models for this season’s game.  This can help the team get used to working together, and they can study the mechanisms used to make the models work.
  4. You and your team definitely want to study the Challenge document to understand the competition rules and requirements.  If you have any questions, ask them at a clinic or ask on the NorthTexasFLL group.
  5. If your team is at a loss for getting started with building a robot, the “Educator Vehicle with attachments” is a reasonable place to start and get some ideas.  If you hsve an NXT set instead of EV3, Jay Jordan recommends the 3-motor chassis from nxtprograms.com .
  6. Once you have a robot, see if the team can get it to solve a couple of (easy) missions.  There are almost always one or two missions that involve pushing something very close to Base.
  7. Begin brainstorming Project topics and identifying resources and experts.  Be sure to keep track of your research and contacts!

Previous 2017 (“Hydro-Dynamics”) FLL Events

Oct 14 (9:00a-4:00p): FCA FLL Programming Clinic, Dallas
Oct 23 (10:00a): Qualifier Registration Opens

Previous 2016 (“Animal Allies”) FLL Events

Oct 15, 2016 (9:00a-4:00p): UTD Clinics – FLL Programming, Richardson

Previous FLL events

Aug 25, 2015 (11:00a): FLL 2015 Trash Trek Challenge Release
Nov 18, 2015 (5:00p): Qualifier Registration closes

 

2 Comments

  1. Stephanie Armstrong

    I was looking for the powerpoint from Oct 10 at UTD clinic. I was there but I wanted to look back at something. We were told to look on here that the power point would be on here. Where do I look?

    Reply
    1. pmichaud

      Slides are now available from the FLL resources page and the event page.

      Reply

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