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.


2018–2019 FLL Challenge: INTO ORBIT

On a Sunday night in July 1969 one billion people huddled around their radios and TV screens in awe as they witnessed humankind's first walk on the moon. In that moment, the world was united in celebration of human ingenuity and inspired by the possibility that by working together, we can quite literally reach the stars.

In 2019 - a full 50 years after the moon landing - it's time to inspire ourselves and each other to achieve the impossible again. 

The 2018/2019 FIRST® LEGO® League season will transport your team into space, where you’ll explore, challenge, and innovate in the vast expanse of space. Challenge information can be found here

Team registration through FIRST is now full, no additional teams will be able to register to compete in the North Texas region. 

Helpful Links

Team Basics

Starting a Team

Team Registration Overview

Cost Breakdown

FIRST Grant Information

Coaches' Handbook

Robot Design Executive Summary

Core Values Poster

Official FLL Events

2018-2019 Qualifier Registration opens here on October 24th at 10am!

First Round Qualifier Sites for 2019*:

December 1, 2018
Ford Middle School - Allen, TX
Hillsboro Junior High - Hillsboro, TX
Parish Episcopal School - Dallas, TX
Sunset High School - Dallas, TX

December 8, 2018
Fellowship Christian Academy - Dallas, TX
Heritage Middle School - Colleyville, TX
Williams High School - Plano, TX
Nolan Catholic High School - Forth Worth, TX

December 15, 2018
Williams High School - Plano, TX
Braswell High School - Little Elm, TX
Bethesda Christian School - Fort Worth, TX
Vanston Middle School - Mesquite, TX
Sunset High School - Dallas, TX

*Dates and locations subject to change

Second Round Qualifier Sites

Information Coming Soon!

North Texas Regional Championship

February 9th at Parish Episcopal School 

About Qualifier Registration

Qualifier locations are first come, first served. Once a location is filled it will be removed as an option. Teams CANNOT change their qualifying site after registration.

Registration is not complete until payment is received. Payments can be made by credit card, check, or purchase order.

If paying by credit card, teams may register online. Payment by credit card is strongly recommended and the best way to ensure your spot is held.

If paying by check or purchase order, teams must call Reservations at 214.428.5555 (press 8) to register with payment ready to be made. After giving details to Reservations, you must mail in your check or purchase order within 7 days. You may mail your check in early but this does not reserve your spot; you must all Reservations to complete your registration.

Include your team's name and number as well as the coach's name on your check.

An invoice can be generated in advance by contacting kelly.goodner@perotmuseum.org.

Only full and completed registration including payment reserves your spot. Payment must be received by 11:59 p.m. on November 17, 2018 or your team will not be able to compete.

Qualifier fees are nonrefundable.

To register for a Qualifier, teams must already be registered with FIRST. Qualifier registration will be handled through the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

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

2018–2019 FLL-Related Upcoming Events

Kick Offs

Kick off/Team Dynamics Clinic - Dallas

September 8, 1:30pm–4:30pm, Williams High School (Plano)

PowerPoint

Kick off/Team Dynamics Clinic - Fort Worth

September 15, 9am–Noon

PowerPoint

Coaches Clinics

UTD FLL Free Coaches Clinics

October 20, 9am–4pm: FLL Programming

Sign up here!

 

Scrimmages

FCA FLL INTO ORBIT Robot Games Scrimmage - FULL

Saturday, November 3rd, Noon–5pm

More information

Sign-up opens Friday, October 12 at 9am. Sign-up is first come, first served. The scrimmage will be 20-team maximum.

 

4th Annual GCISD sponsored Scrimmage at Cross Timbers Middle School:

 The collective FLL Robotics Teams of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD are hosting a Scrimmage on November 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can begin reserving spots on Saturday, October 20th at 9:00 a.m. by clicking on the SignUp Genius link found below.  There will be slots open to 24 FLL Teams outside of the GCISD District teams and a total of 36 teams competing. This will be a Robot Games only Scrimmage- there will be no judging sessions for Project, Core Values, etc.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054dada628a57-first3

 Registration opens Sat. 10/20 @ 9 a.m. and closes Fri. 10/27 @ 5 p.m. or when all 24 available slots are filled (whichever comes first).

 Anyone, including teams and coaches who do not want to compete, but want to see how competitions work and what other teams are doing, are welcome to attend as well. If you would like to attend in this non-competitive capacity, please contact us directly for planning purposes. 

Additionally, if you have any other questions or concerns, or want to come and observe but not compete, please contact our Scrimmage Site Coordinator:

Nate Dunn 

(817) 456-7775 (cell) or 

nate.dunn@gcisd.net

 

Techno Tigers  FLL Into Orbit Scrimmage

Date: Nov 10 th.

Place: Parr Library, 

           6200 Windhaven Pkwy,

            Plano, TX 75093

Number of Teams:  8

Admission: Free

Registration through Google form.

 

https://goo.gl/forms/MZM1mi7jY9m3HPY02

 

Schedule: 

                12:30-1:30. Teams checkin

                 2:00-4:30 Robot games

                 4:30-5:00  checkout

 

Norman Jr. High School in Kaufman, Texas: Into Orbit FLL Scrimmage - FULL

Saturday, November 17; games begin at 9am.

Robot game only. 20 teams maximum.

Registration will open at 10am on Monday, October 15th. Registration is first come, first served.

Volunteers needed (volunteer registration open now)

Team and volunteer registration links and more information here.

 

FLYSET.ORG and  FTC team 8565 (TechnicBots) with ACP-foundation.org Scrimmage

FLYSET.org and affiliated FTC team 8565 (TechnicBots) are co-hosting an FLL scrimmage with ACP-foundation.org for local FLL teams to test out their robots on playing fields and get hyped for the upcoming FLL qualifiers. The aim of this event is to give FLL teams a taste of what a competition is like and give them a chance to learn from other teams.

The scrimmage will consist of Robot Games only and each team will participate in a minimum of 3 matches. Due to resource limits, a maximum of 16 teams will be allowed to participate in the scrimmage. Sign-up is first come first serve, and will be open on 10/20/2018 at 9am (registration link will be posted at http://flyset.org/events-2/upcoming-events/fll-scrimmage-11-18-2018/).

All teams should also bring printed team roster page to confirm team members’ online waiver status.

When: 11/18/18 2:30pm-5:00pm

Where: QD Academy, 4100 Legacy Drive, Suite 404, Plano, 75024

Fang Wang - info@flyset.org 

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!

Twelve qualifying tournaments will be held on Saturdays in 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.

Questions

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

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