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TechBrick Program Information for FLL: Please Read and Review

Your and your child’s success will be greatly enhanced by your familiarity with your program. You and your student(s) should review the materials below.

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KEY SCHEDULE

  • August 1, 2018 (Wednesday): FLL Global Kickoff. Review online materials at home. We will forward a link.
  • CHANGED: August 18, 2018 (Saturday): First meetings and field build day/challenge review. 10-3 at APG
  • Sep 11, 2018: All Program Big Kickoff Meeting
    * at the PI Building on APG from 6:30-7:30
    * FLLJr will have a short meeting at the Pi Building after the kick off (< 15 minutes)
    * FRC Stays at Pi Building until 9p for kickoff meeting
    * FLL/FTC can return to our main building for season work
  • Then every Tuesday meet at APG 6:30-9 (Tentative)
  • Dec/Jan: Regional qualfiers (one per team)
    • Jan 19, 2019, Hickory Elementary, Bel Air
  • Feb 2019 Pending Qualification: State Championship at UMBC date TBD. Teams proceed from qualifiers.
    • Feb 23, 2019, State Championship, UMBC
  • April 2019: World Championship in Detroit. One team per state. (Pending qualification)
    • April 24-27, 2019, Detroit, MI

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ABOUT YOUR PROGRAM: FIRST LEGO League

Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.

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2018-19 Challenge Release Info

FIRST will be streaming the kickoff live. There will be a live broadcast rather than just the release of some videos. You can watch all the action on Twitch.
8/1 12pm EDT - FIRST Lego League Model and Mission Launch!
http://twitch.tv/firstinspires

All of the challenge related videos will be posted on this YouTube channel.
https://www.youtube.com/user/FLLGlobal  
https://www.youtube.com/user/FLLGlobal/videos

All of the challenge documents will be posted on this page of the FIRST website.
https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/fll/into-orbit-challenge-updates-and-resources

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2018-19 Challenge Release Documents

THINGS TO READ

Overview of Models
45806_model_overview_ENG.pdf

Challenge Guide
FIRST-FLL-2018-19-Challenge-Letter.pdf
FIRST-FLL-2018-19-ChallengeGuide-Letter.pdf

Engineering Notebook
FIRST-FLL-2018-19-EngNotebook-Letter.pdf

Updates (yes there are updates already)
into-orbit-challenge-updates.pdf

Overview of Table
into-orbit-table-overview.pdf

Coaches Handbook
first-lego-league-coaches-handbook-20182019.pdf

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VIDEOS TO WATCH

FIRST LEGO League INTO ORBIT 2018-2019 teaser
https://youtu.be/FmwcCQUdNw8

Good Luck Teams - from the ISS
https://youtu.be/zidR6Lr2dHM

Welcome to the INTO ORBIT season - Robot Game
https://youtu.be/lY1Z9kK71jQ

Welcome to the INTO ORBIT season - Project
https://youtu.be/xC3xtuD4h90

Lander Model Setup
https://youtu.be/oxGVkMJbcBs

FIRST isn’t something you do, it’s something you are
https://youtu.be/UCc9NPefTgs

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Full Program Overview

http://info.firstinspires.org/first-launch-2019

Review This Year's Challenge

https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/fll/into-orbit-challenge-updates-and-resources

Please take some time to view all the key pages at FIRSTINSPIRES (you do not need to complete any noted registrations).

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll/challenge-and-season-info

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll/team-basics

https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library

https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/fll/team-management-resources

We will handle team registration.

Review the Coaches Handbook
pdffirst-lego-league-coaches-handbook-20182019.pdf

Review the Rubrics
pdffirst-lego-league-rubrics.pdf

YouTube: Watch some of these videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/FLLGlobal

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REMINDER OF POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL FEES

Some events, particularly those including travel, may require additional fees beyond the dues. This is particularly true for the World Championships. Local events may incur food costs and minor travel expenses. These amount vary depending on the event and the level of fund raising.

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