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
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:
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- If your team is at a loss for getting started with building a robot, the “SPIKE Prime driving base” is a good place to start. For EV-3, 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 .
- 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 Launch Area.
- Begin brainstorming Project topics and identifying resources and experts. Be sure to keep track of your research and contacts!