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HANDS on TECHNOLOGY organizes different international programs for the promotion of young engineers that allow children and youngsters an easy access to science and technology and motivare them early for a professional career in engineering, IT or science. The educational programs FIRST® LEGO® League Junior (FLL Jr.), FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) and RoboCup Junior (RCJ) combine the fun and excitement of a sports event with the tricky challenge to design, build and program a robot and solve scientific problems with creativity and innovative ideas.
Children and young people have the opportunity to use these challenging robot competitions and gain valuable practical experience in working with complex technologies, they can improve their problem solving abilities and all that with a lot of fun and creativity in their peer group! They learn and practise 21st century skills in a playful way - besides programming they solve problems in a team and have to present themselves as well as their ideas.
Our international educational programs are field-tested for many years and we may look back on more than 15 years of experience in the area. Since the beginning in 2001 more than 40.000 individual children have passed our programs.
FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.
FIRST® LEGO® League
FLL challenges children and young people aged 9 to 16 years to develop the mindset of engineers and scientists. The participants of the robotics competition should build, test and program autonomous robots with LEGO MINDSTORMS and solve missions in the Robot Game. In addition they are supposed to solve a real world problem in the research assignment. During the competition, the teams also learn basic social skills.
All information about the competition [&] registration online: FIRST® LEGO® League.
RoboCup Junior is the students competition of the international RoboCup. Competitions are offered in three disciplines with different areas of specialization: Dance, Rescue, Soccer. Teams of students aged 10 to 19 years old can participate in the robotics competition with their robots on LEGO Mindstorms base and breathe some competition air at qualifying tournaments. The next step is then the RoboCup German Open. HANDS on TECHNOLOGY organizes the Siemens RoboCup Junior Qualifying Tournament in Berlin.
More information is available online: Siemens RoboCup Junior Berlin.