What is FLL?
FLL, or FIRST Lego League, is a robotics competition for grades 4-8. In FLL, there are two parts to the challenge, the first is a research project where the teams identify a real-world problem or challenge, and come up with solutions. The second part is building and programming a robot that is capable of completing challenges, all of which are surrounding a general theme. Each match is 2 1/2 minutes, and students must have a program that allows the robot to complete as many tasks as they can correctly it that time. Students can use things like sensors to aid them in their work. One sensor allows the robot to follow a black and white line, and another is a touch sensor that helps by indicating if you hit something.
On your mark, get set, flow! Drink in the 2017/2018 HYDRO DYNAMICSSM season and learn all about water – how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it. In the 2017/2018 FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge, students grade 4 - 7 from 80 countries will make a splash with HYDRO DYNAMICS. What might become possible when we understand what happens to our water?