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FIRST Lego League 2017/2018: Theme Hydrodynamics – All about Water

The FIRST Lego League (FLL) fever is on again! This year’s theme is titled Hydrodynamics: it’s about water — how we find it, how we use it and how we dispose it. As always, FLL has picked another great theme for this year’s competition.

At this point, team registration is open, and thousands of teams have already . . . → Read More: FIRST Lego League 2017/2018: Theme Hydrodynamics – All about Water

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FIRST Promo Video 2011 Featuring Morgan Freeman

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FIRST Lego League 2011: Food Factor Challenge – Keeping Food Safe

The theme for FLL 2011 is Food Factor; details of the challenge for the tournament will be released on the 2nd of September, says the announcement on the FLL website.

Here is an abstract of this year’s theme from the website:

Can FIRST® LEGO® League teams improve the quality of food by finding ways to prevent food contamination?   In . . . → Read More: FIRST Lego League 2011: Food Factor Challenge – Keeping Food Safe

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FIRST Lego League 2009: 14,725 teams from 56 countries

Over 140,000 children are participating in this year’s FIRST Lego League (FLL) tournament, comprising 14,725 teams from 56 countries. That’s almost a 14% growth over last year’s participation, as the chart on the FLL site shows.

Starting from the pilot tournament in 1998 in which 210 teams from 2 countries participated, FLL has grown steadily across the . . . → Read More: FIRST Lego League 2009: 14,725 teams from 56 countries

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The FIRST Vision: For Science, Technology and Kids

First things first….

What is FIRST?

FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. Here are some quotes and pictures from the FIRST website.
FIRST is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology, and math. Founded nearly 20 years ago by inventor Dean Kamen, the . . . → Read More: The FIRST Vision: For Science, Technology and Kids

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A Remote-Controlled Ball? It's A Spherical-Robot Based On Mindstorms NXT

Here is an interesting creation using Mindstorms NXT, a Rolling-Orbital-Bluetooth-Operating-Thing (ROBOT) as its creator calls it.

Spherical Robot 02 (YouTube)

This project uses two NXT controllers: one inside the “thing” and an external one that acts as the remote control. The two controllers communicate via Bluetooth. The external controller is also uses NXT motors that are very cleverly . . . → Read More: A Remote-Controlled Ball? It's A Spherical-Robot Based On Mindstorms NXT

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Article: FIRST Lego League 2008

This post contains a summary of all the posts related to FLL-2008 in this site.

FIRST Lego League 2008 Registration
FLL-2008: Climate Connections Missions

More FLL-2008 posts . . . → Read More: Article: FIRST Lego League 2008

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FLL-2008: Climate Connections Missions

This year’s First Lego League robotic missions are focused on initiatives to explore and protect Earth’s climate. The official FLL website has the details. The following table lists all the missions, along with an analysis of tasks within each mission, the scoring rules, maximum points that can be scored, and other relevant information specific to the . . . → Read More: FLL-2008: Climate Connections Missions

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Lego Constructopedia – A Gears And Pulleys Quiz

New to Lego? Curious about gears, pulleys and stuff? The Lego Constructopedia has cool graphics that illustrate how you can use gears and pulleys to do various things.

Take this quiz and try to solve the problems before you click on the answers.

1. How do you make two pulleys connected by a belt to turn in opposite . . . → Read More: Lego Constructopedia – A Gears And Pulleys Quiz

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