Development

The non-profit organisation HANDS on TECHNOLOGY has been organising FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) in Central Europe since 2001 and is part of the global FLL Community.

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.