First Lego League is an international robotics programming competition in which teams of children ages 9-14 collaborate using Lego Mindstorms to build a robot that will accomplish a series of specific challenges. To learn more please visit the First website:
Masterbots - a home learners' First Lego League team - is currently open for new members!
First Lego League holds robotics competitions all over the world each year. Our team recently participated in the first round of the 2010 competition.
You don't need to have any prior experience with Lego Mindstorms, robotics or programming to join our team - just enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
First Lego League is a fun and challenging experience for kids aged 9-14. Each year, we purchase a kit to prepare for the annual competition, and our team members program their Lego Mindstorms robot to perform various pre-determined tasks for a judging panel at the tournament held at BCIT in late November. Between January and June, our team will be meeting biweekly and learning programming skills together with our team coach Jeff, a home learning dad, video game programmer and Lego robotics enthusiast.
In September we will begin preparing for the tournament, building our kit and doing a small research project on a topic of our team's choosing within the broader theme of the competition (for instance, the 2010 competition was about science and medicine, so our team did a short presentation about scoliosis.)
For more information about our team, please email
Natasha Knox, our team coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our team blog can be found at: www.vancouverfirstlegoleague.blogspot.com