Our season runs from approximately August thru February.
Here is an overview of what happens ---
August - we receive the new challenge kits, put them together, and have a "what-if" session
September - the FLL challenge is released, teams are formed, and activity begins
October - Working on the different aspects of the challenge
November - Continue working on the challenge categories; finalize the categories
December - regional competitions
January/February - state competitions
2015-2016 Competition - Trash Trek
We're not talking trash - we're cleaning it up! In the 2015 FIRST LEGO League TRASH TREK Challenge, more than 240,000 children ages 9 to 16* from over 80 countries will explore the fascinating world of trash. From collection, to sorting, to smart production and reuse, there is more to your trash than meets the eye. Join FIRST LEGO League teams on a Trash Trek to discover the hidden (or not so hidden) world of trash!
Competitions consist of four parts
||LEGO built and programmed robot performs a variety of missions in 2.5 minutes
||a 5 minute formal presentation + 5 minutes of q&a on this year's challenge topic
||perform a simple team orientated task and then talk to the judges for 5-8 minutes
||describe your robot and what it does to the judges in a 10 minute interview
Some links for the season's competition
In August, the official rules and regulations for this year's challenge will be released. Here are some links for your convenience that may be about this year's challenge or last year's challenge. Some require a pdf or movie plug in. Always refer to the FIRST site for updated documents and links.
Links to major sites for this year
US FIRST - International Organization for the FIRST programs.
Illinois- Illinois FIRST programs web site
Check back soon for other updates.