We create and maintain the resources page so that all of the announcements and files that come up over the season are available to us in one place. But it’s also useful for others and we like to share resources freely. If you think of anything else that would be helpful to keep on the page, please let us know!
Be sure to also join the North Texas FLL Google Group, as there are often many helpful announcements and discussions taking place there, and it’s an excellent place to ask questions.
On this page we keep links and references to various North Texas FIRST LEGO League competition resources, to make them easy for us and others to locate quickly later. Where possible we try to link directly to official pages and notifications; but we’re definitely not the official source for any of this. If in doubt — double check the official sources!
Feel free to suggest additional links or resources that should appear here, or to let us know of errors or things that shouldn’t be here.
These are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED workshops held on Saturdays throughout September and October where different topics will be covered each session (see above for descriptions).
Clinics are lead by experts in everything FLL, including team management, robot building and programming, and how to do what your team will need to do to participate in official events.
One or two coaches/mentors and one team member are allowed to attend the clinics. If possible, the team member should be a key member who is responsible for what topic is being covered in the session he/she is attending.
These are introductory meetings/presentations where we go over everything you’ll need to know about participating in FLL this season.
There are two Coach Kickoffs–each coach/mentor only needs to go to one, AND IT DOESN’T MATTER WHICH ONE. ROOKIE AND VETERAN COACHES ARE WELCOME AT BOTH (disregard the earlier info about separate ones).
These are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, especially for new coaches/mentors.
We will go over exactly how the events and competitions run (rules, policies, what to expect), and there will be Robot Game tables and fields set up with our awesome experts there to explain the Robot Game missions and rules.
It’s a great opportunity to meet the North Texas FLL community, get your questions answered in person, and figure out exactly what will be happening for us this season…also we’ll feed you…
Here’s an annotated video of our team’s 550 point run at the FIRST LEGO League 2014 World Festival, which was good enough to earn 6th place in the Robot Game. Veronica was the lead driver for this round, with Anthony handling attachments.
We were very pleased with the team’s and robot’s performance at the World Festival. The team’s goal for the season was to create a robot that performed consistently well in the robot game, and at the World Festival all robot runs in practice and competition were over 500 points (scores were 562, 562, 520, 550, and 520). Republic of Pi was the only team to score over 500 on every official robot run at the World Festival.
Republic of Pi participated at the 2013 North Texas FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Regional Championship tournament at the Hockaday School on February 1, 2014. They won the 1st Place Champion’s Award and 1st Place in Robot Performance — the highest awards in FIRST LEGO League at the regional level.
The team now moves on to compete in the FLL World Festival in St. Louis on April 23-26. Thank you to the Perot Museum and everyone in the North Texas Region that volunteered and competed to put together a great regional contest!
We create and maintain this page for our own benefit — to make it easy to have announcements and files all in one place. But we also know it can be useful for others, and we like to share it freely. If you can think of anything else that would be helpful to have available on the page, please let us know!
The Model Scout Robotics team won three awards at the 4th Annual Harmony Robotics League tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 30, 2013. The team earned the Overall Champion award, 1st Place in Technical Judging, and 2nd Place in Robot Game Performance.