FIRST LEGO League (FLL)

FLL schedule for 2019

DateEvent
JuneRegistration opens
Thu 4 July click here to register for the 4th of July's Networking and Knowledge Sharing Evening
AugustField Setup Kits begin to arrive
Sat 31 AugustFLL 2019 Hackathon
Tues 1 OctoberFLL Referee Training
Thur 16 OctoberFLL Judge Training
Mon 25 NovemberWongan Hills Regional at Wongan Hills Civic Centre
Wed 27 NovemberGooseberry Hill Regional at Gooseberry Hill Primary School
Sat 30 NovemberCarramar Regional at St Stephen's School
Sun 1 DecemberArmadale REgional at Armadale SHS
Sat 7 DecemberMorley Regional at Hampton SHS
Sun 8 DecemberSecret Harbour Regional at Comet Bay College
Sat 14 DecemberWA National District Finals at Curtin University

With team registrations continuing to increase, 2019 now sees six Regionals (qualifying comps) hosted by St Stephen’s School Carramar, Comet Bay College, Armadale SHS, Hampton SHS, Wongan Hills DHS and Gooseberry Hill Primary School.

In a new twist for 2019, Curtin University will now be hosting one of four National District Finals (Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) with the champion at Curtin winning the right to progress to the finals in the US in April 2020.

Kids at FLL

What is FIRST LEGO® League (FLL)?

FLL is a STEM project 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.

Robot Design

The technical aspect of the robot is assessed including design, programming and robustness.

Project

The teams identify a real world problem related to the theme, research the issues behind it and propose a solution. Through the project, teams learn more about the science behind the challenge theme.

Core Values

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?

If you have never taken part in FLL before, we strongly advise you to first come along to an Information Evening (see FLL 2019 schedule above). If you are unable to attend one of these, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly. Tim Keely  9266 5815  t.keely@curtin.edu.au

Register your team for FLL

Team coaches can register teams for the 2019 FLL challenge through the FIRST Australia website.

Registration costs

  • AUD$400 for one team with one game kit + shipping
  • AUD$475 for two teams sharing one game kit + shipping
  • AUD$800 for two teams with two game kits + shipping

Registration includes:

  • 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 one of the West Australian regional tournaments.
  • Free entry to the national tournament for qualifying teams.

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 will 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 one of the West Australian Regional tournaments taking place in November. Qualifying teams go forward to the WA State Final, then potentially onto 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:

Tim Keely
STEM Outreach Coordinator
t.keely@curtin.edu.au
9266 5815

Kids at FLL
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