Lego League is a combination of research, creativity, programming, and engineering. This year’s theme is called “Cargo Connect”. Lego League is more than just playing with Legos. Students will have to solve problems, create solutions, program/build a robot to perform “missions” and prepare for a tournament.
There are 5 aspects of a tournament:
- 1. Robot Programming – Each team will show judges their robot, its function, and the program they created. All team members will describe the design and what they learned along the way. Each mission the robot does is assigned points and it is up to the team members to decide what missions are picked and programmed during the season.
- 2. Research Project – Based on the theme, each team will pick a topic, research current solutions, and possibly innovate on a new solution. The team will present their solution to a team of judges.
- 3. Teamwork – Each team will go before a judge and show their teamwork.
- 4. Timed Scoring Rounds – There are 3 chances to run as many missions as the robot can run in 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Each mission completed has a pre-determined value and it is up to the teams as to which missions they accomplish.
- 5. Head-to-Head - The final part of the tournament, that is not judged, is the head-to-head competition against other teams. This is an elimination-style bracket to see which teams get the most points. This is all for fun and can be the most exciting part of the tournament!
The cost will be $75 per student to cover team registration, tournament registration, and Lego set costs. Each student will be guaranteed at least one competition.
Team meetings will be Tuesdays and Thursdays immediately after school from 3:45-5:15 pm at Liberty
(room to be determined).
If you have any other questions, please contact:
Brian Doffing (Coach)