The World of Robotics

FIRST® LEGO® League

The Perot Museum is proud to serve as the North Texas affiliate of FIRST LEGO® League — a regional engineering competition that challenges students to use their creativity and technical knowledge to create robots designed to solve real-life problems.


Supporting Sponsors

Arco Murray

 


Rockwell Collins

USAA

FIRST® LEGO® League Camps

This summer, we are offering FIRST® LEGO® League camps!

Register now

2019–2020 FLL Challenge

 

FOR 30 YEARS, FIRST® HAS INSPIRED MILLIONS OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS

Project-based, hands-on FIRST programs introduce students to coding, programming, and engineering in an inclusive, creative, and hopeful environment where students work collaboratively to solve a yearly robotics challenge. 

This 2019-2020 season, FIRST RISESM, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, is setting out to inspire citizens of the galaxy to work together, strengthening and protecting the Force that binds us and creating a place where collaboration and collective wisdom can elevate new ideas and foster growth. Together, we RISE.

Grant Opportunities for Teams

ARCO/Murray’s - Bike Ride For The Kids

ARCO/Murray’s Charity - Bike Ride For The Kids’ -  mission is to encourage young individuals "the kids" to pursue education and career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. The funds raised by Bike Ride for the Kids support teams in the places we live and work, specifically Dallas, Chicago and South Bend.

If your team needs funds, please apply for the Bike Ride For The Kids grant by using this application

To Learn more about the race, check out our website: https://www.bikerideforthekids.org/

 

FIRST LEGO League Hardship Grant 

Applications are now open for the FIRST LEGO League Team Hardship Grants for the CITY SHAPER season.  These Team Hardship Grants are designed to aid teams that would otherwise be unable to participate in FIRST LEGO League without some assistance.  The North Texas Region will be submitting one team for this grant.

Each team accepted to receive a Hardship Grant will receive funding to cover the National FIRST LEGO League Registration and Field Kit.  Teams will still be responsible for the $125 North Texas qualifier fee.

Teams that have already paid part or all of their 2019-2020 registration fee or that have received funding via other means are not eligible for this grant.

To apply, please fill out the application form by noon on Friday, July 19th.  You will have needed to start the registration process with FIRST to apply as I will need a temporary team number to submit your team. 

Official FLL Events

North Texas FLL Kick Off Event

August 3rd at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science - More information coming soon!

Clinics at the Perot Museum 

August 17th at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science - More information coming soon!

October 5th at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science - More information 

Registration Link Coming Soon!

Qualifier Sites for 2019 - 2020*:

November 16th, 2019

November 23rd, 2019

December 7th, 2019

December 14th, 2019

 *Dates and locations subject to change

 

North Texas Regional Championship

January 25th, 2020 at Parish Episcopal School. 

About Qualifier Registration

Registration dates for 2019-2020 Season: 10:00am Oct. 14th to 5:00pm Oct. 18th

This year's regional qualifier fee is $125.00 per team. Registration is not complete until payment is made. Payment must be received by Oct. 31st.

All qualifier fees are non-refundable.

Qualifier locations are first come, first serve. Teams may cannot change their qualifier site after registration. Teams may only register for one qualifier.

To register for a Qualifier, teams must already be registered with FIRSTQualifier registration will be handled through the Perot Museum of Nature and Science teams do not need to register on their FIRST dashboard.

Need an invoice? Email kelly.goodner@perotmuseum.org with your team name, team number, and billing information.

Community Events

As the FIRST LEGO League season ramps up this fall, check here for coaches clinics, workshops and scrimmages!

Volunteer

In order to make the North Texas Regional FIRST LEGO League Tournament a success, we will need more than 100 volunteers to help with a myriad of essential tasks. Included below is a breakdown of volunteer types along with the approximate number of hours of commitment, most of which take place on at the Championship. Some positions require training but most do not.

The first step to volunteer to register for free through FIRST. Click on Event Volunteers and then on the next page click on Volunteer Registration in the gray box to the right. Once you move through the process, you can sign up for specific events and roles. If you need additional information, please contact volunteeers@perotmuseum.org.

Volunteering for FLL events is an extremely fun and rewarding way to see the hard work, dedication, and humor that teams put into their robots, projects, and Core Values over the last several months. Events are fast-paced, exciting, and lively with a role for just about anyone!

Qualifier events need volunteers, too!

Fifteen qualifying tournaments will be held on Saturday's in November and December. These events are smaller than the Championship but require similar volunteer roles. If you are interested in volunteering for a Qualifier, you can also sign up for those in the same steps outlined above.

2018–2019 Championship Results

Congratulations to the North Texas winners of the FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Championship Robotics Tournament!

See Results

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I find a FIRST® LEGO® League team for my child?

    The Perot Museum of Nature and Science does not match children with teams. Make sure to check with your child's school to see if they have a team. Another option is to reach out on the North Texas FLL Google Group. You can also start your own team! For more information check out the FIRST website here.

  2. How can I start an FLL team?

    Please visit the FIRST inspires website to register a team for the competition season with FIRST LEGO League.  To compete in the North Texas region you must be register with FIRST and assigned to the region. You will then register with the Perot Museum to compete in a qualifying tournament.

  3. Can you tell me more about FIRST LEGO League?

    For more general information about FIRST LEGO League visit the FIRST LEGO League website here.  Other resources include the Event Guide for Teams and the Coaches Handbook.

Questions

For more information about FIRST® LEGO® League, please contact us at FLL@perotmuseum.org.

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