Participating in FIRST LEGO League Challenge, especially for the first time, can sometimes seem overwhelming!
To make sure you are not left alone with your questions and challenges, we want to provide you with the sources of information below, not only to read up, but also to be able to pose your questions directly:
Every first Wednesday of the month at 16:00, the FIRST LEGO League team at HANDS on TECHNOLOGY is available via Microsoft Teams video call to help you with all sorts of questions about your participation in FIRST LEGO League Explore und Challenge. Feel free to join us:
Sharing with Other Teams
Learning from other teams and sharing knowledge is one of the most exciting aspects of FIRST LEGO League Challenge. There are many different ways to support each other with your experience and showcase your work during the season and the preparation:
The open Facebook group "FIRST LEGO League: Share and Learn" – While not an official offer by FIRST, the group is a great opportunity to exchange ideas with teams from all over the world on technical and general issues:
If interested in direct exchange with international teams, feel free to write an e-mail to Joseph and he will try to put you in contact with interested teams.
If you tag us, we will gladly share your pics and videos through our social media channels:
- Our Instagram account: @handsontechnology
- Our Facebook account: @HANDSonTECHNOLOOGY
- Our Twitter account: @HANDSonTECH
Important!: Please make sure all persons (or their legal guardians respectively) shown in the pics and videos agreed to their publication on social media!
The Singapore-based robotics coaches of A Posteriori have developed GearsBot, a 3D robotics simulator. For each new FIRST LEGO League Challenge season, they offer a simulation of the Robot Game field for you to try out your code in Scratch or Python. This way you can continue to work on your programs even if the field at school or at another location is not accessible.
To tinker with the simulated playing field, go to the GearsBot website, click "Select World" in the menu under "Worlds" >, "Missions (FLL, WRO, etc)" in the upper drop-down menu and "2022 FLL (Superpowered)" in the lower drop-down menu. After that you can either import Scratch blocks or Python code and run the program in the simulator:
To be continued...
During the course of the season, make sure to check back in – we will gradually add additional sources (e.g. for collaborative remote coding!) as soon as they become available!