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The Competition

Overview of the FIRST Lego League (FLL) competition.
Resources for robot game and project. Click here.

FIRST Lego League Tournaments

At FIRST Lego League (FLL) tournaments, all teams have to compete in four catergories: Conrad_37teamwork, research, robot design & programming, and robot performance. Each category accounts for 25% of the overall score.


Regional FLL at the Conrad School of Science on Dec. 12, 2009



The offical robot playing field. An 4'x8' table with mission models. All teams build an autonomous robot to complete a number of missions in 2:30 minutes and score as many points as possible.



Robot operators Justin and Tilman.



Teamwork judging at the FLL Tournament on Dec. 12, 2009.



Presentation of the Team Igutech's research on bicycle transportation in our community.








Dec. 12, 2009 Wilmington, DE:

FLL Team 340 (The Igutechs) won the 1st place in the Teamwork Award at the Conrad School of Science FLL Tournament. This qualifies the team to move up and participate in the  state championship tournament on January 30, 2010 where the Igutechs will compete against teams from Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Teamwork is critical to success in FLL and it is the key ingredient in any team's success. This award is presented to the team whoses members best demonstrate extraordinary enthusiasm and sprit, the utmost respect for their own teammates, and support and encouragement of fellow teams. They demonstrate confidence, energy, strong problem-solving skills and great group dynamics. (From the FIRST Lego League Handbook.

About FIRST and FLL

logo The IguTech Team was founded in 2009 to compete with about 10,000 other teams in a world wide lego robotics challenge. A new challenge is released every year at the beginning of September and constist of several parts: the Robot Game, a Research Project and mostly important, teamwork.
smart_move_logo This year's theme is about transforming transportation - its motto "Smart Move".

"Can FIRST LEGO League teams transform the way we look at transportation? The key to the 2009 “Smart Move” Challenge is accessing people, places, goods and services in the safest, most efficient way possible. In this journey, teams will consider many modes of transportation beyond their daily routine and streamline their options by making smart moves!"


What is the FLL?

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an exciting and fun global robotics program that ignites an enthusiasm for discovery, science, and technology in kids ages 9 to 14. Each year FLL teams embark on an adventurous Challenge based on current, real-world issues. Guided by a team coach and assisted by mentors, the kids build and program a lego robot that autonomously completes a series of missions on a 4' x 8' (1.2 m x 2.4 m) playing field. Points are scored for completed missions in a 2:30 min time frame, for innovative robot design, team work and a presentation of a research project the team has completed.


FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

FIRST was founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. (from the FIRST website)





B.Braun Visit

[HG 4-21-10] On April 16logo_BBraun, 2010 we visited B.Braun Medical in Allentown, PA to learn about medical device manufacturing. TeamMeeting_100416-03aWe started out with a video about the company history, while we were treated to snacks and sodas. Then, engineers from R&D, Design and Production explained B.Braun's products. They introduces us to he fascinating world of infusion systems and drug delivery. Highlights were hands-on demonstrations of needle free IV valves (with fake blood!) and the illustration of 3D computer-aided design process.  Then, everyone had their turn to play with an industrial robot in one of B. Braun's R&D Labs. Their robot was clearly bigger and much 'fancier' then our LEGO robots, but the engineers explained that it used pretty much the same building blocks: motors with rotation sensors, various otther ensors, step-by-step programs, .... Another highlight was the window tour through production were we could see hundreds of large industrial robots making millions of little plastic pieces each day. Thanks so much again to our host Mr. Selk and his team of experts who stayed late on a Friday to give us a first-class tour and patiently answered our lots and lots of questions. We were very impressed and we would certainly like to come back one day.