We have been active in the education sector for 20 years and have developed many partnerships with companies, foundations and other public bodies that work with us to promote young STEM talent. It makes us proud and happy that this year we can spend more than 600,000 euros on team and class sponsorships and thus support up to 12,000 students in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to participate in the educational program free of charge.
Do you want to exchange ideas with other FIRST LEGO League enthusiasts from Germany, Austria and Switzerland and help shape the future of the educational program? Then the FIRST LEGO League Meetup on October 28 and 29, 2022 is just the thing for you!
Our FIRST LEGO League Regional Partners are the backbone of the educational program. Once a year we meet with them to further develop the educational program. This year, after 2 virtual editions, we were finally back on site in Leipzig and took away many new impulses for the current season.
Even though we are still in the middle of the SUPERPOWERED season, the final is already on the horizon. Together with our partner the Association of Saxon Youth Education Organisations (LJBW e.V.), we are looking forward to welcoming FIRST LEGO League teams in Dresden on March 24 and 25, 2023 to celebrate STEM and robotics at the Airport.
Our partner Stein Hanse e.V. initiates and organizes a LEGO building contest - in which you can also participate and build your own CARGO CONNECT world! More information about the participation and the process can be found in the official flyer available on our website, which you are welcome to share!
To help disadvantaged schools and new teams, we are once again offering team fundings in cooperation with partner companies. You can apply for the current support offers, such as the Amazon Future Engineer support program, until October 31, 2021.
We had great fun exchanging virtual thoughts with FIRST LEGO League partners, coaches and friends at #FLLMeetup21 on September 24 and 25! In 17 barcamp sessions, with an average of 15 participants, we discussed exciting FIRST LEGO League topics together.
The FIRST LEGO League finals for Germany, Austria and Switzerland will of course also take place competely remote this season. You can put Saturday, May 15 in your calendars - that's when we will be celebrating the big final show with you!
Attention all Challenge Teams: You have researched an innovative solution to a problem? Would you like to share your innovation with everyone and spread the word? Then the FIRST Global Innovation Award is just the right thing for you!
Our Team, the Bussibot, is a public school team based in Bussigny, Switzerland. It began with Hydrodynamics Season with one team of 3 members and 4 years later, there are 4 Challenge teams and 4 Explore teams participating! What a journey!
LEGO Education will discontinue the entire LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3 product line on June, 30 2021. In FIRST LEGO League, the use is of course still allowed, as well as other Mindstorms models and Spike Prime.
Teams, coaches, moderators, and guests met in the "Virtual Audimax" of the Brandenburg University of Technology on November 27 and experienced a great Explore exhibition despite the difficult conditions.
Our partner initiative "MINT Zukunft schaffen!" ("STEM initiative") is launching an exciting program, called GetIT, together with Future Foundations in the school year 2020/21 to promote IT and digital skills among students.
Best practices, questions and answers, sharing and networking: In addition to the regional partners, this year coaches of the 2020/21 season, volunteers, alumni and other friends of FIRST LEGO League are invited to our FIRST LEGO League Meetup 2020 on September 17 and 18.
For us, the reduction of the value added tax as of July 1 is a complex situation. After many discussions, we have decided to keep our communicated prices. In our detailed statement you will find the reasons.
Explore and develop together: In FIRST LEGO League, children and young adults find perfect challenges, exciting missions and relevant topics for every age. This is now reflected in the new names and logos.
The FIRST LEGO League Final Central Europe was cancelled as a precaution regarding the Covis-19 virus. This was detemined together by the organisers HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. and the Hochschule Offenburg on Friday, February, 29 2020.
Our mission is the promotion of young talent in the MINT sector. Our various educational programs inspire children and youth at an early age for science and technology. Unfortunately, in a few regions in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, programs are not yet offered, so we are looking for partners for the new season.
The FIRST® LEGO® League regional competitions in Central Europe run until mid-January 2020 and the FIRST® LEGO® League Junior exhibitions until late March – find all dates as download here. The evaluations of the individual FIRST® LEGO® League competitions are linked under “Results” on
The best teams of the FIRST® LEGO® League regional competitions qualify for one of the eight semi-finals. From the semi-finals a total of 27 teams qualify for the final FLL Final Central Europe on March 6th–7th, 2020 at the University of Applied Sciences Offenburg
After the competition there is a long break for many FIRST® LEGO® League teams until it’s “3-2-1 LEGO!" time again. To bridge the time until the next season starts in August 2020, there is now the Off-Season Challenge.
We want to know from the teams that have participated in a competition in the CITY SHAPERSM season what effect the individual competition areas have had on the participants. We have developed a small impact survey for this purpose.
Together with our partner, the non-profit Nano Giants Academy we offer “Jumpstart Workshops” for new FIRST® LEGO® League Coaches in late winter and spring 2020r! All program aspects will be addressed, that the participating coaches need, to set a solid foundation for long-term success of their teams in the first season.
FIRST® LEGO® League Teams have registered in 77 competitions until mid October - more than ever before! Now they are busy programming and researching until they present their results on the topic CITY SHAPERSM at regional competitions! The first teams will start on Nov 16th, 2019 and the last regional competitions will
To ensure that everyone is at the same status on the day of the competition, teams, organisers, referees and judges can inform about FIRST® LEGO® League rulings on the season-specific FAQ website. Until the final, we will collect and publish any updates or explanations on
On Oct 11th we offered the FIRST® LEGO® League referee training in Central Europe exclusively as livestream. The video is now available on our YouTube channel as support for referees, competition organizers and teams. Take a look and get an overview of the most important rules and special features of the CITY SHAPERSM Robot Game on
For each competition in Central Europe, the teams are evaluated in the individual evaluation categories by judges or referees in the Robot Game using the evaluation sheets. For the CITY SHAPERSM season we have updated these sheets and they are now available online. They can be found under the menu item "Evaluation" in the individual evaluation categories
For most teams, the FIRST® LEGO® League regional competition is the highlight of the season where they want to show their best performance. For some, it continues into the Semi Finals and a total of 27 out of 1100 teams goes into the final final of the CITY SHAPERSM season. We are looking forward to organizing a great event with our partner, the Hochschule Offenburg, on Mar 6th and 7th, 2020, which will bring together the best teams
Central registration for the RoboCup Junior Qualification Tournaments 2020 is still possible until Nov 30th, 2019 at http://robocupgermanopen.de. We are pleased to welcome up to 79 teams to the joint qualification tournament of HANDS on and Siemens AG in Berlin on 29.02. and 01.03.2020 in the A32 - Entrepreneurs Forum. We are still looking for some volunteers to support us at the Siemens RoboCup Junior in Berlin
FIRST® LEGO® League CITY SHAPERSM season – at the moment there are 964 teams subscribed. 23 of 81 regions are full, but in all other regions teams may register for the next 3 weeks, as long as slots are available. For the 35 FIRST® LEGO® League Junior exhibitions there are 172 teams registered so far. An overview of available slots
FIRST® LEGO® League has grown over the years since we have started the program in Central Europe in the year 2001 and in the meantime we count over 80 institutions from education, science and economy. We are proud of this strong partner base and regularly honour long-term partners. In 2019 we could honour 18 regional partners
FIRST® LEGO® League Referee Live Training will take place on Oct 11th 2019 on the e-learning platform ILIAS. To prepare the referees for the CITY SHAPERSM season we once again provide this 1 hour video training and
Together with Siemens AG HANDS on organizes one of the 8 qualification tournaments of the students challenge RoboCup Junior. On Feb 29th and Mar 1st 2020 we are expecting teams from Eastern Germany at A32 Entrepreneurs Forum in Berlin. The central registration for all qualification tournaments 2020 will be open from Oct 15th to Nov 30th online http://robocupgermanopen.de. Are you interested in STEM and living close to or in Berlin and have no plans for Feb 29th and Mar 1st 2020?
In the welcome address to FIRST® LEGO® League the German Secretary of Education emphasizes the importance of STEM for today´s society! A participation in our programs FIRST® LEGO® League and RoboCup Junior is part of the certification criteria
Our partner Experimenta gGmbH in Heilbronn is looking for a project manager for the Girls´ Day Academy as soon as possible. This is aimed at female pupils in grades 8 and 9 who enjoying science and technology. It takes place at five schools in the city and district of Heilbronn within one school year, usually in the afternoon as a working group. Therefore you should be available for at least 2-3 afternoons per week.
Since April there 810 teams have registered for the FIRST® LEGO® League Season CITY SHAPERSM. 10 of 83 regions are already completed, in all others subscriptions are open until Oct 13th 2019 the latest or as long there are places available: www.first-lego-league.org/en/season/tournaments.html. For the 35 FIRST® LEGO® League Junior exhibitions there are 114 teams registered until now.
With the help of supporters we are able to offer scholarships for our educational programs. There are still 3 FLL scholarships available from RS Components. And some partnerships between existing and new FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Junior teams which we call “Bring a Friend”. This program is supported by SAGE Foundation.
For FIRST® LEGO® League there have been profound changes compared to former seasons: we will regularly make you aware about the most important ones under the Hashtag #NEUbeiFLL on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Topics will be e.g. the new manuals, the software, new rules etc. Stop by!
In order to have the same information base on the tournament day everybody (teams, organizers, referees) may inform on one central FAQ web page. Until the FLL Final we will collect and publish all updates and explanations about Robot Game, Research Project and FLL in general there. Please check regularly what is new and important! If you have questions yourselves please contact us via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Facebook Page.
Together with our partner non-profit Nano Giants Academy we offer “Jumpstart Workshops” for new FIRST® LEGO® League Coaches in September! All program aspects will be facilitated – so the participating coaches may set a solid foundation for longterm success of their teams in the first season. There are still places available for the events in Darmstadt (7.9.) and Leipzig (21.9.). You may subscribe online.
At the same time, FIRST® LEGO® League Junior covers many of the important learning content that is relevant to primary schools: the children learn to express their ideas, to find solutions in the group, to communicate with others and to present their ideas on a topic from the STEM area! By engaging in STEM topics, children acquire initial knowledge of technical and digital education. For schools we therefore offer the package “FIRST® LEGO® League Junior – In the classroom”.
In about one week it is going to start again! On Aug 1st 6 p.m. the missions and building instructions will be released for the CITY SHAPERSM and BOOMTOWN BUILDSM Season. The most important information will be available on our websites for FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Junior.
Since April there 630 teams have registered for the FIRST® LEGO® League Season CITY SHAPERSM. 9 of 83 regions are already completed, in all others subscriptions are open until Oct 13th 2019 the latest or as long there are places available.
In Sidney (Australia) team SAP Rocket from Dresden was able to gain the Champion´s Award at FIRST® LEGO® League Asia Pacific Invitational Championship. They out on top through a field of 48 teams from 45 countries
Until Oct 13th the subscription for our educational programs is open. There are 84 FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Tournaments in the season 2019/20 and therefore we have listed 458 teams. Six regions are already completed, in the others there are still places available
With the help of sponsors, we may support teams taking part in our educational programs with scholarships. This time RS Components is providing 10 Full Scholarships for the participation in FIRST® LEGO® League. Furthermore, the SAGE Foundation supports 2x10 partnerships
For (new) coaches there is a great opportunity which we would like to share. In copperation with our partner NanoGiants Acemdemy e.V. there will be FLL Jumpstart Workshops this summer. They deliver topics as process of the challenge, evaluation categories, LEGO MINDSTORMS Robots, Research Project, but also aspects like teamwork e.g. choosing the suitable team members, supporting team spirit and project management for kids. The following dates are available
The missions will be published on Aug 1st which includes the rules for the Robot Game and the other evaluation parts. Nevertheless, there are Questions & Answers that are valid all year long and come back all the times - that is why we have updated our Q&A area. It is worth a look also for experienced teams: https://www.first-lego-league.org/en/season//questions.html.
From July 30th 2019 we will start sending out the challenge materials for CITY SHAPER and BOOMTOWN BUILD in Germany with the help of our logistical partner Christiani, in Austria with AustroTec and in Switzerland with Educatec! Further details about the shipping in other countries will be announced via email. After that we ship weekly
After the season is before!" That is why we have asked all FIRST® LEGO® League teams to shorten the time until next season starts with a video contest: the Offseason Challenge. 11 teams have entered contributions proven their Know-how, creativity and communication skills. The 3 winning teams have been chosen by the judges
Since April 8th, 2019 the subscription for the educational programs is open again. 258 Teams have already registered for the 84 FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Tournaments that will start into the season 2019/20. 3 Regions are completed already, teams may register in all others until Oct 13th
Although registration is open yet, the missions will not be published before Aug 1st, 2019. But we can at least name the topic: for FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Junior teams the season 2019/20 is about buildin
At the same time, the junior program covers many of the important learning content that is relevant to primary schools: the children learn to express their ideas and to find solutions in the group. The children communicate and present their ideas on a topic from the STEM area - which they have previously implemented together in a LEGO® model and a team poster - pure teamwork! By engaging in STEM topics, children acquire initial knowledge
End of April 5 Central European Teams attended World Festival in Detroit (USA) and received some compliments from the judges: TövisASAP reached the last round for the Champion´s Award and received a wonderful 2nd place award. GoRobot received 2nd place for their programming and became 3rd out of over 100 teams in Robot Game. The B.Robots received the Special Judges Award
In total we received eleven submissions from teams for the off-season challenge. At the moment the judges are checking all entries. Until end of May winners will be determined and informed and from early June we will share videos on our YouTube Channel!
The slovak Team Talentum received a qualification for FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award Semi Final! Their research project is an innovation for cleaning clothes during space travel. We will keep our fingers crossed for their presentation at the Global Innovation Awards from Jun 30th to Jul 2nd, 2019 in San José (USA)!
Teams from our RoboCup Junior Qualificational Tournament in Berlin have been successful at German Open in Magdeburg early May www.robocupgermanopen.de/de/results and 6 of them have also received tickets to European Championship in June in Hannover (D) and team “i-bots” even may go to World Championship in Sydney/Australia. Congratulations to all teams and have fun at further competitions!
On March 29th and 30th the big FIRST® LEGO® League Final Central Europe is taking place at Festival Hall Bregenz (AT). Preparations are running at top speed together with our partner HTL Bregenz. Everybody interested is welcome to join the international Final Central Europe and share the thrill with the teams!
In the season 2018/19 there were 40.000 Teams taking part in FIRST® LEGO® League tournaments all over the world, over 1000 of them in Central Europe. Some of the have the chance to join international Championships as their season peak.
After the competition there is a long break for many FIRST® LEGO® League teams until it’s “3-2-1 LEGO!" time again. So that the time until the next season start in August 2019 is not too long, there is now the Off-Season Challenge.
From April 8th the registration for both educational programms is opening again. First insights what teams have to expect and the season planning about the new season for FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Junior in 2019/20 are online
Our educational programm RoboCup Junior 2019 was a success: With 285 participants and 89 teams we have set a new record and made the location “Urania” in Berlin nearly burst. Impressions can be found online
Our educational programs successfully promote youth in STEM in various regions in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland. Nevertheless there are regions where students do not have the chance to take part in our programs so far.
All FLL Teams from the INTO ORBITSM Season who have developed an innovate solution within the FLL Research Project and have received a good evaluation by judges may apply for the FLL Global Innovation Award. Please hand in a short in English and describe what makes your solution innovative
We have started an impact survey last December among german speaking coaches of our programs FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Junior and have already received some exciting feedback. If you are German speaking coach and have not yet answered our 16 short questions please use the following links to our survey
One of our polish partners offers an opportunity for other FLL Teams in Central Europe (EU only) that we want to share. The Project "Robotics4teens" is supposed to take place between September 2019 and August 2020 and involves the cooperation between 3 schools from different EU countries. That includes, holding workshops, organising robotics competitions and encourage exchange between cultures. The aim of the project is to develop and improve key competences of the 21st century
The RoboCup Junior Season is running, too. On March 9th & 10th, 2019, HANDS on TECHNOLOGY will conduct the qualification with 285 participants (91 teams) at Urania Berlin. All leagues of the program are offered. The best teams of each league qualify
The FIRST® LEGO® League regional competitions in Central Europe run until mid-January 2019 and FIRST® LEGO® League Junior exhibitions until late March – find all dates as download here. The evaluations of the individual FIRST® LEGO® League competitions are linked under “Results” on the individual regional websites.
The best teams of the FIRST® LEGO® League regional competitions qualify for one of the eight semi-finals. From the Semi Finals a total of 26 teams qualify for the final FLL Final Central Europe on March 29–30, 2019 in Bregenz (AT).
From the FIRST® LEGO® League Final Central Europe the teams can get the qualification for 4 ultimate international competitions as cream topping on the cake for their season. Up to 24 teams from FLL Central Europe can qualify for 4 competitions in spring and summer 2019.
After the competition there is a long break for many FIRST® LEGO® League teams until it’s “3-2-1 LEGO!" time again. So that the time until the next season start in August 2019 is not too long, there is now the Off-Season Challenge.
We are looking for (German speaking) volunteers to support us at the Siemens RoboCup Junior on March 9–10, 2019 in the Urania Berlin. The task as a referee in the different leagues of the RoboCup Junior www.robocup-junior.org/de/ does not require much preparation
Supporting the promotion of young talent with a small contribution is quite simple! As a supportive member in our friends’ association HANDS on e. V. you become a passive member and can support the purpose of the association by your membership fee.
Until Oct 21st 1093 FLL teams have registered in 78 Central European tournaments. That is a new peak! Now the teams are working hard on their robots and research projects! The first tournament is taking place on Nov 14th and the last regional tournament takes place on Jan 19th 2019.
For FLL Junior there are free slots for some oft he expo locations: Halle (D), Regensburg (D), Prag (CZ), Bad Radkersburg (CH), Zentralschweiz (CH), Zurich (CH), Freiamt Aargau (CH) as well as Vorarlberg (AT). Subscribe for FIRST® LEGO® League Junior and discover space with your elementary school team during MISSION MOONSM season.
On Oct 26th we have exclusively offered the FLL Referee Training for Central European Referees. The video is now available on our YouTube Channel as both a support for referees, organizers and teams. Take a look into it an get an overview about the most important rules and specialties of the INTO ORBIT Robot Game.
Different plattforms provide the opportunity for non-profits to collect donations from online shops connected to the purchase of supporters. Support us by devoting your christmas shopping to HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.. Take a little detour while you shop online over Gooding (e.g. by implementing reminder toolbar) or AmazonSmile.
For most of the teams the FLL Regional is the highlight of the FLL Season, where they want to present their best performance. Some of them proceed to the Semi Finals and only 27 of over 1000 teams may reach the FLL Final as the closing of the INTO ORBITSM Season. We are looking forward to organize a great sesaon closing event on Mar 29th and 30th 2019 together with our partner HTL Bregenz (AT) at Festival Hall Bregen, where the best teams from Central Europe come together.
Since April, 978 teams have registered for the current FIRST® LEGO® League Season INTO ORBITSM. 25 of 79 regions are fully occupied so far. The registration will be open until Oct 21st, 2018. For the FIRST® LEGO® League Junior Season MISSION MOONSM, 132 teams have registered.
You would like to be part of our educational programs FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Junior and hence to support the promotion of young talents? You have a technical, educational or IT background?
Schools which are honored as “MINT-freundliche Schule” (German for “STEM fostering school”) by the initiative “MINT Zukunft schaffen” (German for “create STEM future”) can apply for the award “Digitale Schule” (German for “digital school”).
The FLL Regions Tirol (A), Baden-Baden (D), Heidelberg (D), Lingen (D), Gorzów Wielkopolski (PL), Lublin (PL), Stalowa (PL), Miskolc (HU) are hosting a FLL Regional Tournament for the first time this year.
The Fraunhofer Initiative „Roberta – Lernen mit Robotern“ (meaning: Roberta – Learning with Robots) together with the Initiative „Jeder kann programmieren“ (meaning: everyone can code) developed the project „Open Roberta“.
FIRST® LEGO® League in Central Europe is connected to the non-profit organization HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. since 2002. For our 15th birthday we are wishing for a lot of great stories from former and active teams, coaches, partners and board members that joined our activities during this time period.
To discuss possibilities how the participation of women and girls in STEM areas can be fostered the conference “MI(N)T-einander” (a word mix of the German equivalent for STEM and “together”) will take place from May 12th to 13th in Dresden (Germany).
The online registration for the robotics and research competition FIRST LEGO League in Central Europe has been completed. A total of 949 teams have registered with more than 7,000 participants. We have thus surpassed the number of participants from last year, which was around 6,300 children and young people. From 18 November 2016 the competitions will start officially, see regional details online. We look forward to all the teams projects and robots!
Since August 2016, all FIRST LEGO League teams are involved in their research on "Animal Allies" and the construction of their robots. There are always exciting questions in the implementation of the individual tasks...
This year FLL is going to its 15th round in Central Europe. A long time – that is why we would like to take a little balance. We are looking for former FLL participants studying today, taking an apprenticeship or already entered “working life“ and share their FLL experience with us and the world. Record a short (maximum 2 minutes) video of yourself answering our three questions...
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This year FLL is going to its 15th round in Central Europe. A long time – that is why we would like to take a little balance. We are looking for former FLL participants studying today, taking an apprenticeship or already entered “working life“ and share their FLL experience with us and the world
The FLL World Festival 2016 in St. Louis is over and our FLL & FTC Teams "ReSAP", "mindfactory" und “Return of the Screws“ & „KKST-Girls“ are back home safe and sound. The teams could gather valuable experiences and meet lots of different teams from all over the world.
At the Open European Championship 2016 in Teneriffa we even had 6 FLL Teams competing: „Cassapeia“, „SAPHARI“, „TalentumSAP“, „Caro Aces“, „AttraktivundPreiswert“ and team „Eli-minator-Gang“ – Successes could be gathered e.g. the best 3 ranks at the Robot Game went to SAPHARI, cassapeia, TalentumSAP. Awards where also given to TalentumSAP fort MEchanical Design and to cassapeia & AttraktivundPreiswert for Programming.
The Live Challenge Winner “Freaky Minds“ received at the FLL Final CE a wildcard for the LEGOLAND® North American Open. This competition took place from May 20th to 22nd.
On May 1st the 16th edition of the RoboCup Junior German Open took place in Magdeburg. 173 Teams from 65 cities started there - 31 of them from the qualifier we organize together with Siemens in Berlin. In total 30 teams could gather a qualification for the Woldchampionship this summer in Leipzig.
At the FLL Final Central Europe on March 19th and 20th 26 teams from 6 countries met to win one of the desired qualifications for the FLL World Festival in St. Louis (USA) or the OEC in Teneriffa (ESP). At the same time, our partner National Instruments organized the “Science no Fiction” festival, as an attractive program for children and adults. More than 4.000 guests visited the Kölcsey Center to learn more about robotics, experiences LEGO and see the fascinating Robot Games. You can find the results of the FLL Final on ourwebsite and a short introduction of the best 8 teams on Facebook. A lot of nice pictures of the event are online on Flickr and a timelaps video on Youtube.
Are you interested in starting an own FLL regional tournament or do you know a company which would like to support children and youngsters? Like Benjamin Franklin said: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.“ Therefore we would like to grow together with you and do something for the future. Promote our educational programs and recommend us to your friends and to the economy. We are looking forward to your contacts and Ideas. Please write to: email@example.com.
About the platform eTwinning community you can exchange with the team of Daniele Brioschi about this year's competition. The team consists of boys and girls aged 11-15 years. If you need help, share ideas or want to discuss project solutions, then you turn right on: firstname.lastname@example.org or to the office (email@example.com). We are glad to help you in the mediation.
Our cellar is full of packages with medals, certificates and trophies for the 62 regional competitions. Some packages are already on the way to the regions, others still need to be fitted. The last playing fields are now going on their journey. Only 10 of 850 pieces are left. Here the before - after picture:
The evaluation sheets to evaluate the robot games, research assignment, robot design and teamwork are now available on our website www.first-lego-league.org/en/fll/evaluation.html. By clicking on any subcategory, another text opens. There you will find the link to the respective evaluation form.
As part of our online FLL referee training we shot a crisp four-minute short video with the most important rule innovations of the season 2015/1016. Please distributed, post, like the video and give it to all teams. On our facebook fanpage you can find the video. On the coach- and regional partner login the video can also be found. The English version will be available soon.
In autumn, the project watchyourweb.de related to IJAB (Bureau for international youth service of the federal republic of Germany in Bonn) will organize the large youth conference "watch your web_Days 2015" in Berlin. 80 young people will be invited with the age of 16 and 21 years. All costs are covered. The aim of the conference is to create an agenda with political demands, such as the consumer protection appropriate for young people can succeed. These requirements should be developed by the young people in workshops, discussions with experts and politicians and finally hand over to Mr. Secretary Billen by BMJV. Of course there is an interesting program, with digital scavenger hunt, cryptoparty and iPad wizard. For more information about the conference please click here.
How do I program the robot, where can I gain the most points? - All these questions you can directly exchange with the team 11359 "The Green Mustaches" from Michigan. The team is participating the second time in the FLL and thereby has in his first season has scored the most points and won the local competition. The team consists of the coach Ajay, six boys and four girls aged 10-12 years. If you need help, share ideas or want to discuss project solutions then write directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We are glad to help with the mediation.
We are still missing a lot of team data in our database. To all FLL Coaches: Please enter the data for all team members to October 18th 2015 (name, sex and date of birth) in the FLL Coach Login: www.first-lego-league.org/de/login/login.html. Optionally, the team data can be supplemented with additional information on the team, as a team picture and short description of the robot and research assignment.
All FLL coaches we have a conference call on October first 2015 from 15-16 clock to fill you in on the topic "Review FIRST LEGO League". If you are interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. After logging in, you will get the dial-in numbers for the conference. We are looking forward to an active participation.
Now it really gets going: With three competitions at the same time all the HANDS on staff are busy. In FIRST LEGO League so far around 620 teams have registered and we have pasted, addressed and sent around 511 packages. There is a chance to register no later than October 11th 2015.
To prepare our referee the best for the new season, we organize an online training by the end of October. All referees are invited to come by in Leipzig to our live training. With our newly developed test all referees can check their knowledge. The link will soon be released. For the jury, we have also a test online from the end of October.
The involvement of our regional partners is very important to us, therefore we are currently providing a platform for exchange and networking. First steps towards collaboration showed those looking for a fun and challenging Team - many regional partners contributed their ideas. So we now start to wrap up 60 packages with all competitive materials such as certificates, trophies and medals in order to ship it scheduled.
The tasks for the FTC season 2015/16 were published. "FIRST® RES QSM" is this year's competition, in which the robot on a site should collect debris, and rescue climbers among other things. The 14-20 year-old participants compete in teams paired in alliances in competition against each other. The highlight of the season is the FTC competition in Paderborn on 26 - 27th February 2016. Teams can register from August to December. You can find all information on: www.first-tech-challenge.org/en.
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY will host, together with the Siemens AG a RCJ qualification in the Urania Berlin next spring. The online registration for the RoboCup Junior qualifiers starts from October 15 - November 30, 2015. On our website www.robocup-junior.org you will find all the important details for the robot competitions. Those who qualify will meet the top 150 team from all over Germany for the final in Magdeburg from 29 April to 1 May 2016. The German champions in three disciplines: Dance, Rescue and Soccer are determined. All qualified teams will travel to the RoboCup World Cup from 30 June to 4 July 2016 to Leipzig.
On August 19th all paid FLL playing fields have been transported, just before the FLL kickoff (August 25th, 2015). Please make sure that at the given address the FLL challenge set can be delivered, to save extra transportation costs.
From August 25 at 4 pm the exact tasks of the robot game and the installation instructions for the annual FLL tournament will be published. Like every year, you can find the building instructions for the LEGO models of the FLL playing field online. Visit our website http://www.first-lego-league.org/en/2015.html where we provide the specific instructions as downloadable PDF files. As usual we will provide the instructions for the robot game and the research project as a YouTube video, also on August 25th.
In March, the registration for the new FLL season begun. Currently already more than 500 teams have registered. The regions are steadily filling up and some are already even full. Register your team now online to save the “best seats”. Check out our website to find out which regions still have free places and which are oversubscribed. The registration for the current season is still open until 11 October 2015.
Together with HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. the team of "Roberta" has issued a First Lego League guide. In this volume, the FIRST LEGO League is analyzed that inspires more than 200,000 youth active all over the world for over 20 years. Now the guide is online available.
For all German speaking FLL Coaches we offer a preparatory introduction to the world of FLL. On August 27th, 2015 from 3 to 4 pm the conference call “Introduction Robot Game - Trash Trek” takes place. If you are interested please contact us at email@example.com. After registration you will get the login information for the conference call.
Following the successful season of FIRST Tech Challenge last year, we will continue this competition. The tournament will take place in Paderborn. Registration is open from August to December 2015. What is FTC? More information please click: www.first-tech-challenge.org/en/.