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http://tegr.it/y/4gfg FLL Introduction

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http://tegr.it/y/4gfr   FIRST Philosophy

http://tegr.it/y/4gg3   Team Management

http://tegr.it/y/4ggb   FLL Fundraising

http://tegr.it/y/4ggg   The Competition

http://tegr.it/y/4ggn   The Awards

http://tegr.it/y/2pfh   The Robot

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How to Start a North Dakota FIRST LEGO League Team?

FLL teams are defined as having 3 – 10 participants. Teams can be a mix of grades & ages between 9 and 14 years of age. A child cannot be older than 14 on Jan 1st of the year the challenge is announced (not the year the tournament is held).

1. FORMING A TEAM: Finding Participants and Coaches

  • Hold an informational meeting for your school or group in spring or very early in September – explain the program, timeframe and costs.

  • Talk to parents, your PTO/PTA, your principal, your school district, or an interested teacher.

  • Recruit other coaches or a co-coach. At least 2 coaches per team is recommended.

  • There are always interested kids, they just need a coach!

  • No experience is necessary to coach.

2. TEAM COSTS

One Time Costs

$395

FLL Robot Set (NXT)
This is the robot kit, including MINDSTORMS® software and parts to build and program your robot. Reused every year.

~$40

 

Challenge table (optional)
Materials to build a 4’x8’ plywood surface/border for the Robot.

 

A computer is needed for programming. A laptop is very helpful, you will need to bring it to the tournament.

Annual Costs

$65

 

Field Setup Kit      
This is the roll out mat and mission models specific for each year's challenge.

$200

National Registration 
Goes to FIRST.

$0

North Dakota FLL State Championship Fee
For those teams that advance from regionals.

Optional Costs

$0-30

Presentation Materials 
Tag board, props, etc. for your team's Research Project.

$0-30

 Team T-shirts

 

3. FINANCING OPTIONS  FOR YOUR TEAM

  • School, District or PTA/PTO pays all or a portion.

  • Grants available from ND Career & Technical Education

  • Donations from parents’ workplace or local businesses.

  • Team members split costs equally, as a participation fee.

COACHING DOCUMENTS

The following coaches resources have been very graciously provided to ND FLL by the organization responsible for MN FLL, High Tech Kids.

Coaching

• How to Form a Team (2009)  doc
• Tournament Checklist (available soon for 2009 season)
• Coaching FLL Teams v1.0 (2002)  pdf and ppt
• Coaching FLL Teams v1.1 (2004)  pdf and doc
• Fundraising 101 (2009)  doc

Building

• Robot Building ver 1.1 (2003)  pdf and ppt 
• Robot Building ver 1.3 (2004)  pdf and doc
• Building an RCX Robot  pdf and doc

Programming

• FLL Programming 101 with NXT-G  pdf
• FLL Programming 101 with NXTPL  ppt 
• Programming 101 - RCXcode  pdf and ppt
• RIS Programming Lab  pdf and zip
• Robolab Programming  pdf and ppt
• Robolab Programming Lab  pdf and zip

This Year's Challenge

Team Timeline

On-line Team Registration:

May - Full Capacity OR late September, whichever comes first

Challenge Revealed:

September

Building Season:

October - January

Tournament Application:

Mid-November

ND Tournament:

January 30, 2010

World Festival:

Mid-April

 

 

 
 
 

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