FIRST ® LEGO® LEAGUE (FLL) IN LOUISIANA Fast-Start Training Destrehan High School September 14, 2013 2 Goal of “Fast-Start” Training • Provide an understanding of the FLL program • Clarify FIRST Core Values, and Highlight the Research Project, but spend most of the time on the Robot Game • Leave with a working robot and at least one program!!! Fast-Start Agenda • 10am-11:30am FLL Presentation / Discussion • 11:30am-12pm Lunch • 12pm-2pm Workshop • Building and Programming Your Robot! Welcome to FIRST LEGO League! Introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. Elementary and middle-school students get to: • Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology • Apply real-world math and science concepts • Research challenges facing today’s scientists • Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills • Participate in tournaments and celebrations It’s fun! It’s exciting! And the skills they learn will last a lifetime! FLL Teams are Judged in 3 Categories: The FLL Core Values are how they do it. The Robot Game and Project are what teams do. The responsibility of FLL teams is to follow the FLL Core Values ! • We are a team. • We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our • • • • • • coaches and mentors. We know our coaches and mentors don’t have all the answers; we learn together. We honor the spirit of friendly competition. What we discover is more important that what we win. We share our experiences with others. We display Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® in everything we do. Don’t forget…. We have fun. It’s a judging category!!! GRACIOUS PROFESSIONALISM® • Gracious attitudes and behaviors that are “win-win” • Gracious folks respect others and let that respect show in their actions • Gracious professionals make a valued contribution in a manner pleasing to others and themselves as they possess special knowledge and are trusted by society to use that knowledge responsibly the PROJECT: an important part of participation in FLL !!! In the Nature’s Fury Project, your team will: • Identify a community that could experience a natural disaster • Identify a problem that happens when a natural disaster occurs • Create an innovative solution that helps people prepare, stay safe, or rebuild • Share your problem and solution with others FIRST has Project Resources! • Project Video (YouTube version)- Project Manager, Jinnel Choiniere, reviews the NATURE'S FURY Project. Can't access YouTube? Download the video. • Project FAQs - This page is the first place to go for answers to Project questions if you’ve already read the Challenge document. You should also visit here often for answers to questions you never even thought of, because the postings here contain official information that will be in effect at tournaments. • Topic Guide http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2013naturesfury Understanding the ROBOT GAME Requires 3 Important Resources • Robot Game Updates … the FINAL WORD!!! Contains official information that will be in effect at tournaments. • The Challenge Documents (Field Setup, Missions, Rules) Download Challenge • Mission Model Build Instructions the Robot Game Video is only a visual aid and SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR CORRECT INFORMATION!!! Robot MISSIONS GAME UPDATES 15–SIGN FRICTION… sign can only be held up by the slider’s friction with the mat or other beams of the model 13–PLANE LENIENCY AND OBSTRUCTION … If plane departs and hits nothing… scores as reaching LT BLUE. 17–BRANCH LOWER THAN LINES … entire branch… lower than the lowest molecule of electric lines. 10 10–ELECTRIC LINES IN PLACE… lines must be in their setup position. From Mission description: GAME PENALTY … ref places a roof debris model on west-most roof mark which is completely empty ... for penalties after the 4th, the west-most debris is placed as far as possible into the northeast corner of the LT blue region. The robot may not remove debris from the LT blue region. 8–PEOPLE WITH WATER 1P+1W=15, 1P+2W=15, 3P+2W=45 6–PAGE 9 PICS …, the lady and child are placed as shown, but the words “lady” and “child” are under the wrong pics. (field set-up clarification) 19–BROKEN OBSTACLES … not "model damage" 18 – DARK BLUE WATER If…pick your robot up while crossing an obstacle … keep the water. 4–SAFE PLACE EXTENSION … If only part of robot in scoring zone obviously designed/added for extension, no score. 2013 Robot Game Field Set-Up NXT Programming Basics The easiest way to get started with NXT Programming is to go through “Getting Started” and then use the NXT Tutorials for common tasks. Example: Drive Forward EV3 Robot We are all new to it and still learning, but check out the excellent website below to get up to speed: http://www.stemcentric.com/ev3-tutorial Where do you start? Great source of information!!! LA FLL Qualifiers • • • • • • Each team may participate in ONE qualifier Designed to accommodate 12 teams each Registration will open in early October Selection based on geographic proximity Advancement based on total # of LA teams Check LAFLL.org website for updates CONFIRMED QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT HOSTS • • • • • • (dates Nov.9th or 16th will be added when confirmed): Destrenhan High School, Destrehan Northshore High School, Slidell Fontainebleau High School, Mandeville, Saturday, Nov. 16th Sci-Port, Shreveport McNeese University, Lake Charles Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Magnet Academy, Baton Rouge FIRST Award Structure Determined by judging sessions Determined by highest score in three 2½ min robot rounds Additional Judges’ Awards may be given as a tournament choice. Typically 1st and 2nd place awards are given for Robot Performance. In qualifying tournaments, core awards are combined into one each in Core Values (blue), Robot Design (red), and Research (yellow). Refer to FIRST rubrics for judging criteria. Great Information on www.lafll.org!!! Lafll.org Team Portal has ANSWERS & RESOURCES A Closing Thought…..The Complete FLL Participant • • • • Unique Headwear (Temporary) Hair Color Face Paint Team T-Shirt • • • • • • • • • • • • Team Name – Sea Dragons Team Number - 5315 Yearly Theme – Ocean Odyssey Color Theme – Purple, Grn, Gld Sponsors, Logos Cheer, Song, Chant Team Buttons Team Handouts Posters Laptop Pit Display Pit Decorations No Advertising!