“The best way to summarize FIRST LEGO League is to say that it is a robotics program for 9 to 16 year olds (9 to 14 in US/CAN/MEX), which is designed to get children excited about science and technology — and teach them valuable employment and life skills. FLL can be used in a classroom setting but is not solely designed for this purpose. Teams, composed of up to ten children with at least one adult coach, can also be associated with a pre-existing club or organization, homeschooled, or just be a group of friends who wish to do something awesome.”
-FIRST Robotics

FLL stands for FIRST LEGO League. Teams are usually up to twelve people, in grades 4 through 8. Jr. FLL is grades k-3. They design and build a small robot out of Lego’s, programming it on either an NXT or an RCX “brick” to complete a set of tasks. Also, they have to come up with a creative skit that helps to solve whatever “issue” that year’s challenge is about. FLL helps build up to FRC because the members learn basic programming, teamwork, and lots of creativity. To get more information on the current years challenge, click here.

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