FIRST LEGO League (FLL)
FLL schedule for 2016-17
|6-7 April 2016||Information sessions at Curtin University|
|May 2016||Registration opens|
|21-22 July 2016||Beginner Mindstorms training at Curtin University|
|August 2016||Field Setup Kits begin to ship|
|27 November 2016||Perth regional competition|
|December 2016||Sydney national competition|
Curtin University is hosting the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) 2016 Regional competition in Western Australia.
FLL is a global science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year.
What is FLL?
FLL is for young people aged 9 to 16 years, working in teams of up to 10 with a teacher, parent or other mentor. Each year FLL releases a new challenge for our teams.
The Robot Game
Teams build a robot using a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® kit that they programme to autonomously complete a series of missions on a specialised arena and to score as many points as possible.
The technical aspect of the robot is assessed including design, programming and robustness.
Through the project, teams learn more about the science behind the challenge theme. The teams identify a real world problem related to the theme, research the issues behind it and propose a solution.
Whilst competing, the teams have to demonstrate FLL Core Values including Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® encouraging high quality work, unqualified kindness, respect and learning.
How do we take part?
Register your team for FLL
Team mentors can register teams for the 2016 FLL challenge at the FLL website for Australia.
Registering a team for Australian competitions costs AUD$400 for one team with one kit, or AUD$475 for two teams sharing one kit.
- A field setup kit (this is the practice field for your robot), comprised of an exclusive selection of LEGO® bricks, the instructions to assemble your mission models, and a roll-out field to practice on.
- Entry into the Perth regional tournaments on 27th of November at Curtin University.
- Free entry to the national tournament for qualifying teams.
Teams get started from August
Materials are distributed in August and teams have 10 to 12 weeks to work on the challenges. FIRST LEGO League is an incredibly rewarding program for young students, and teams can come from schools, social groups, community groups, homes, church groups, etc.
If you want to start a team, there are a few things you’ll need:
- A dedicated adult coach
- A LEGO Mindstorms EV3, NXT or RCX robot kit
- A place to meet to work on building robots, practicing games and working on the project.
Teams then enter the Western Australian Regional tournament taking place on the 27th of November. Qualifying teams go forward to the Australian national tournament in December, at which they may qualify further to compete at an international event, representing Australia.
Team registrations will be accepted until all slots are filled.
For further enquiries regarding the FIRST Lego League, contact:
Engineering Outreach Coordinator
+61 8 9266 7884