Coach calls are a great way to get familiar with the Challenge. Don't worry if you miss a call, we post all recordings here! Agendas will be available before each call.
Call-In Information: 1-866-951-1151 Conference Room # - 9533018 1000 lines per call are available, Calls are approximately one (1) hour but may run over if there are many questions after the hosts go through the agenda.
NEW! Educational Robots for Absolute BeginnersDesigned for K-12 teachers, but free and open to all who are interested, this self-paced online course teaches the fundamentals of LEGO NXT-G robot programming and introduces LEGO NXT robots to teachers and prospective or beginning FLL coaches. No prior background in programming or robotics is necessary. Participants who complete a set of five robot programming projects can earn a certificate of completion.
NXT Programming Tutorial - Downloadable, excellent introductory and advanced programming tutorials for NXT. Provides step-by-step guidance and explanations of the skills needed to create simple and more advanced NXT-G robot code.
Fundamentals of NXT-G Programming- A free, self-paced introductory programming course designed to cover the fundamentals of NXT-G programming. Students have the ability to earn Badges to represent their accomplishments. There is also an optional cumulative exam that lets students earn an "NXT-G Programming Fundamentals" badge.
NASA Educational Robotics Matrix This is a list of robotics and engineering educational materials, collected by NASA. Not all of the materials here apply to FIRST LEGO League.
Tufts Center for Engineering Educational Outreach - Encyclopedia of LEGO part names and uses, building and programming hints, and physics concepts. Also, about 40 classroom activitiesand ideasusing LEGO elements and ROBOLAB to help teach subjects, from science and engineering to reading and art, are available for download. Another database of activities is below under LEGO Invent & Investigate Database.
Trifolioum Gears Lesson - A lesson plan about gear types and uses using LEGO gears to illustrate. Introduction to gears lesson.
Print out of programs and robot specification page
Materials, props, and equipment needed for Project presentation
Laptop computer with batteries and/or AC adaptor, extra batteries, extension cords
Team banner, posters, or other decorations for pit space
Snacks and drinks
Storage box for personal items
USB cable or IR tower
Team introduction page
Fun, inexpensive gifts to share with other teams (pins, hats, personalized, team playing cards)
Team Profile Sheet (Note: Please save this form to your computer prior to filling it out/printing it) Some regions refer to these as Team Introduction, Team Profile or Team Information Pages; others prefer to use their own form. As each region determines if/how this form will be used (for example they may collect in advance via email or ask you to bring multiple copies to provide directly to the judges), please check with your local event organizer if you have any questions regarding plans for use in your area.
Our forums are a place for the FLL Community to talk to each other – teams, coaches, volunteers, Operational Partners, parents, whomever! This is NOT where official information is dispensed about the FLL program, but it’s a great way to find other teams or get some advice. Get started today!
Note: None of the websites listed above are affiliated with or sponsored by the LEGO Group.