Development of participants for Central Europe since 2001
|Year||Teams||Regions/Countries||Participants in total||Girls (share)||Boys (share)|
|2016||955||67 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL, SK)||6.585||16 %||84 %|
|2015||884||63 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL, SK)||6.334||16 %||84 %|
|2014||835||57 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL, SK)||5.937||17 %||83 %|
|2013||811||57 (A, BG, CH, CZ, D, H PL, SK)||6.112||20 %||80 %|
|2012||846||54 (A, BG, CH, CZ, D, H PL, SK)||5.578||21 %||79 %|
|2011||813||55 (A, BG, CH, CZ, D, H PL, SK)||5.979||19 %||81 %|
|2010||740||52 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL, SK)||5.380||17 %||83 %|
|2009||668||42 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL, SK)||4.858||18 %||82 %|
|2008||614||42 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL, SK)||4.490||22 %||78 %|
|2007||460||32 (A, CH, CZ, D, H, PL)||3.220||20 %||80 %|
|2006||359||26 (A, CH, CZ, D, H)||2.658||20 %||80 %|
|2005||281||21 (A, CH, D, H)||2.127||19 %||81 %|
|2004||171||12 (A, CH, D)||1.259||19 %||81 %|
|2003||104||8 (A, D)||588||12 %||88 %|
|2002||39||6 (D)||278||15 %||85 %|
|2001||16||pilot tournament (D)||78||35 %||65 %|
Development of participants
FLL worldwide - international developement
Since 1998 FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) has been established all over the world for children and youngsters. FLL is a cooperational project of LEGO® Company and the foundation FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) started in 1998 in the USA. Dean Kamen the founder of FIRST® and initiator of the FLL in the USA outlines the establishment of FIRST® LEGO® League as follows: "We have to show our children that it can be more interesting to create a robot than just to play with it."
Within the 15 years of the existance of FLL the challenge could be established in more than 80 countries and was organized with more than 25.000 teams in 2014. The non-profit organization HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. is one of the many partners in the world wide FLL Community and is running the robotics competition in 7 countries in Central Europe.
History of FLL
The FLL challenge topics orientate themselves around current developments of research and society. Here you can find an overview about the past challenges:
FLL 2013 - Nature's Fury
811 FLL teams explored the awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more that we call natural disasters. They have discovered what can be done when intense natural events meet the places people live, work, and play.
FLL 2011 - Food Factor
813 FLL Teams tried to solve food safety problems with the help of their robot and researched ways to improve the quality of food. They have been looking into different fields e.g. avoiding unsterile processing and transportation or unsanitary preparation and storage of food.
FLL 2009 - Smart Move
The key to the 2009 "Smart Move" Challenge was accessing people, places, goods and servicesin the safest, most efficient way possible. More than 660 teams considered many modes of transportation beyond their daily routine and streamlined their options by making smart moves!
FLL 2007 - Power Puzzle
The challenge "Power Puzzle" is all about the basic understanding of energy use. Just as our world is growing and changing, the energy demand does. More than 3000 participants in 6 countries got involved into different types of energy and found out about their impact on our world.
FLL 2005 - Ocean Odyssey
The water on our planet keeps lots of surprises hidden in it. More than 2000 kids researched oceans, rivers and lakes within "Ocean Odyssey". See, program and research yourselves ...
FLL 2003 - Mission Mars
In the limelight there is outer space and planets that are far away: "Mission Mars" fascinated more than 100 teams with more than 700 participants. For the first time an austrian FLL Tournament has been taken place.
FLL 2001 - Arctic Impact
The first tournament in Germany! 16 teams traveled to far away arctic regions to study global climate changes and the potential impact of global warming on humanity.