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1 FIRST ® LEGO ® League UK and Ireland Operational Partner Ahmed Kotb FLL Manager

2 Introducing FIRST® LEGO® League FIRST and LEGO Group International robotics competition Aimed at 9 to 16 year old students Develop career and life skills 400 teams

3 FIRST® LEGO® League has three components

4 FIRST® LEGO® League What We DoHow We Do It

5 FIRST® LEGO® League Design, Build & Program Autonomous Robots Test, Learn and Improve Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

6 FIRST® LEGO® League Explore Real World Problems Research the Challenge Topic Identify a Problem Develop Innovative Solutions Share Your Findings

7 FIRST® LEGO® League Teamwork Good Sportsmanship Cooperation Respect Team Spirit Gracious Professionalism™

8 FIRST® LEGO® League 2013/14 How can FIRST ® LEGO ® League teams help us master natural disasters? In the 2013 Nature's Fury Challenge, children aged nine to 16 will explore the awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more that we call natural disasters. Teams will discover what can be done when intense natural events meet the places people live, work, and play. Brace yourself for Nature's Fury!

9 FLL Season Calendar September (after the Field Setup Kit arrives) – Build the mission models – Read the research project requirements carefully – Brainstorm research area and pick 2 or 3 ideas; identify experts – Read the game rules, mission descriptions, and field setup rules CAREFULLY; make sure everyone understands! September – October – Choose team name and T-shirts to wear to events – Complete the programming, build the robot, practice throughout – Complete the research, develop solution, select presentation style November - December – Get ready for regional by refining project presentation, sharing what you learned, improving the programming of the robot – Practice robot runs, rehearse ! 5/13/20159 Early September Build Models September Meet the Team Sept – Oct Project, Robot etc Nov - Dec Refine and Practice Nov-Jan Regionals 1 st Feb UK National Final April-May (World Fest, Open Champ)

10 The Tournament Experience 25 Regional Tournaments across the UK and Ireland November / December / January Expecting 4000 students Held at various venues across the country UK National Final – 1 st February 2014 World Festival / Open European Championships – April / May Robot Rounds on a Themed Playing Field Judging Robot Design, Project, Core Values

11 FIRST® LEGO® League - Cost £150 + VAT The field setup kit (this is the practice field for your robot): An exclusive selection of LEGO® bricks, the instructions to assemble your mission models, and a roll-out field to practice on; All supporting rules and guidelines; Entry into one of the regional tournaments. Teams require a LEGO® MINDSTORM to compete

12 Any Questions? Ahmed Kotb @FLLUK

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