Welcome to FIRST LEGO League

 

 

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 the US and Canada), 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, comprised 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.

 

 

 

Courtesy of The Shorthorn and Brian D'Souza

 

Go, Go Powerbots: Grade schoolers face off in robotics competition

Grade school students from across Texas each used a favorite childhood toy to tackle real-world challenges engineers face each day in an on-campus competition on Saturday.

Current Challenge

The 2010 Body Forward Challenge was released on September 3rd! Learn about the Challenge Advisory Team (CAT) that helped create it. And be sure to follow us on Twitter for behind-the-scenes info and real time updates as we develop our next Challenge - Food Factor!

Qualifying Tournaments and Championships

Official tournaments are orchestrated by our Operational Partners, who are sanctioned by FIRST to run an FLL region, a commitment which includes recruiting a Planning Committee and providing year round support. Some regions are large enough to have both a Championship Tournament and Qualifying Tournaments; some regions only have a Championship, but will add Qualifiers as they grow.

 

Winners of Southwest Regional FTC Championship 2011

Winning Alliance

3708 Iron Eagles, St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School, Austin, TX - Captain
4250 Lightsabers, Liao Homeschool, Oklahoma City, OK - 1st pick
3899 Super Excellent Robots, Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg, TX - 2nd pick



Finalist Alliance

136 Berkner Robotics, Berkner High School, Richardson, TX - Captain

 

 


4705 Metal Militia, Diamond Hill Jarvis High School, Fort Worth, TX - 1st pick
3802 Longshots, Southwest Technology Center, Altus, OK - 2nd pick


Inspire Award

Winner: 127 The Fighting Pickl 0 100pxes, Ben Barber Career and Tech Academy, Mansfield, TX
Finalists:  3708 Iron Eagles, 4250 Lightsabers


PTC Design

Winner: 3708 Iron Eagles, St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School, Austin, TX
Finalists: 4280 Quanah , 4545 Breakfast Taco Club, Vandegrift HS, Austin, TX


Connect Award:

Winner: 4280 Quanah Chameleons, TX-OK Robot Initiative, Quanah, TX
Finalists: 3708 Iron Eagles, 3899 Super Excellent Robots, 4250 Lightsabers


Motivate

Winner: 3899  Super Excellent Robots, Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg, TX
Finalists: 127 The Fighting Pickles, 3934 ATEMS, Academy of Tech., Eng., Math & Science, Abilene, TX


Rockwell Collins Innovate Award

Winner: 4250 Lightsabers, Liao Homeschool, Oklahoma City, OK
Finalists: 3899 Super Excellent Robots, 4705 Metal Militia


Think

Winner: 3708 Iron Eagles, St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School, Austin, TX
Finalists:  3802 Longshots, 4250 Lightsabers, 4280 Quanah Chameleons

 

 

 

 

2011 World Festival

World Festival is the only official tournament operated by the FIRST organization. In 2011, World Festival is moving to St. Louis, MO USA. In the past, World Festival has taken place at the Georgia Dome and World Congress Center (home of the 1996 Olympics) in Atlanta, GA USA and EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL USA.

 

World Festival is a culminating celebration of the FLL season, NOT a level of competition. Regions are selected by lottery to send their 1st Place Champion's Award winning team to World Festival. Operational Partners can also nominate teams that have demonstrated exceptional Core Values throughout the season to attend World Festival. These nominations are reviewed by a committee, and only a few are selected. World Festival hosts about 85 teams each year, which includes both Champion's Award winning and Core Values teams. Currently, there are about 100 FLL regions around the world. World Festival is a beautiful mix of cultures and skill sets, a true celebration of FLL.