Participation in the Baldwin Robotics program and the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) tournament challenge will encourage students to think like scientists and engineers by applying math and science concepts to research, design, build, and program robots. Students will research and solve real world challenges and present their work to our community all while exploring career possibilities and developing workplace related skills by working with team members and mentors to overcome obstacles and challenges.
The FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) Qualifying Tournament is a high energy, sports-like event in which Teams compete with their peers in presenting their solutions to this year’s challenge (World Class), their robot design, and teamwork strategies to a panel of judges. The highlight of the event is the serious, intense, and super fun Robot Game in which the teams shows off how well they have programmed their robot to complete designated missions on the themed field table!
- A Positive Can DO attitude.
- Each Team of 4-6 students will require a registered coach and assistant coach. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! A lovely handbook will walk you through every step.
- In addition, at least one parent per student will be asked to act as unofficial coaching assistant and be able to attend most or all of the meetings and work sessions. There is much to be accomplished in a short amount of time in preparation for the FLL competition and the team greatly benefits from as much adult guidance as possible.
- A fee of $150 to cover registration in the tournament and materials expenses. The fee will be $125 for students of Coaches. Additional, minimal fees may be asked to cover individual team project supplies.