Nebraska FIRST Lego League

Nebraska First Lego League
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FIRST LEGO League, also known as FLL, is a challenge designed for 4th through 8th Graders. This season’s challenge is called Trash Trek, which revolves around students finding ways to make less trash or improve the way people handle the trash we make. The season is split into two components: Project and Robot Game.

Nebraska FIRST Lego League: Project Challenge

Leading up to the Competitions, teams work together to research a topic. This year’s project topic is to find ways to make less trash or improve the way people handle the trash they make. They work to identify an area that where waste and trash are generated. They then design an innovative solution that would improve how to handle the waste they identified. As a team, they will give a five minute in-person presentation. Teams are judged, with the top teams receiving awards.

Nebraska FIRST Lego League: Robot Game

The Competitions also involve teams designing, building and programming robots with the LEGO Mindstorms platform. The competition field is set on a 4ft by 8ft field, with various challenges and obstacles. A single robot is set on the field with 2:30 minutes to autonomously navigate twelve different missions. Once the robot is finished, the score from all missions is tallied.

Upcoming Schedule

The first Nebraska First Lego League tournament starts on Saturday, December 5th. In total, there are six State Championship Qualifying tournaments for the Nebraska First Lego League.  The State Championship will be held on February 20th at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland, NE.

Date Location Group Description Cost
December 5, 2015 North Omaha Boys and Girls Club
2610 Hamilton Street
Omaha, NE 68131
FLL Nebraska FLL Qualifying Tournament
Registration information
$60
December 12, 2015 Calvert Recreation Center
4500 Stockwell Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
FLL Nebraska FLL Qualifying Tournament
Registration information
$60
January 9, 2016 West Elementary School
2350 Osage Street
Sidney, NE 69162
FLL Nebraska FLL Qualifying Tournament
Registration information
$60
January 16, 2016 Nebraska City Middle School
901 1st Corso
Nebraska City, NE 68410
FLL Nebraska FLL Qualifying Tournament
Registration information
$60
January 23, 2016 Shell Creek Elementary
16786 280th Street
Columbus, NE 68601
Fll Nebraska FLL Qualifying Tournament
Registration information
$60
January 30, 2016 Covington Elementary
2116 A Street
South Sioux City, NE 68776
FLL Nebraska FLL Qualifying Tournament
Registration information
$60
February 20, 2016 Strategic Air and Space Museum
28210 W Park Hwy
Ashland, NE 68003
FLL Nebraska FLL State Championship Tournament
Registration information
$60

The full and up-to-date schedule for Nebraska First Lego League can be found at the following page: http://4h.unl.edu/nebraskafirstroboticsschedule