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WHAT


Hundreds of children, ages 10 to 14, will go head to head in a high level competition as they demonstrate what their hi-tech Lego-engineered robots can do. Teams will use sensors, motors, gears and software to build and program their inventions to complete this year’s challenges.

This year’s theme is “Trash Trek”. We’re not talking trash – we’re cleaning it up! Participants will think about ways to make less trash or improve the way we handle the trash we make. From collection, to sorting, to smart production and reuse, there is more to trash than meets the eye.

Edmonton

It is expected that more than 40 teams from across Northern Alberta will take part in the FIRST Lego League Edmonton Championship.  They will participate in four different areas: a research presentation, team values, the technical design of their robot, and their robot’s success in solving a set of challenges.  The robot game portion of the day will take place from 12:00 – 3:00.  The tournament also features an exhibits area that will display a number of robots and adaptive technologies.  The public is welcome to come by and see an amazing display of engineering and teamwork!

The winner of the 2015-16 FLL Edmonton Championship will be invited to compete at the next level in the LEGOLAND ® North American Open Championship in Carlsbad, California on May 20 – 22, 2016.

Calgary

Our FIRST annual Calgary tournament is also “geared up” and ready to roll!  Our inaugural championship has already over 24 teams registered and a beautiful venue…  The new TELUS SPARK Science centre.  Our opening and closing ceremonies will be in their amazing star-dome, and the main competition/pits in the FEATURE GALLERY.

In addition to the robot games,  projects, core values and robot judging, we will be displaying all levels of FIRST robotics in the Atrium including Jr FLL, FRC, and FTC as well as a visit from the Western Canadian Robotics Society that got the whole FLL Alberta rolling way back in “mission mars” days!

 We’ve replicated the venue in SecondLife for you to view if you’d like to walk through it!  Download the secondlife browser http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/ and log in using one of our guest avatars ( UN:  saitdroid7  or saitdroid8  PW:  guestbot )

WHERE/WHEN


Edmonton

NAIT Main Campus / Saturday, January 16, 2016

Event Schedule

Time Place Activity
8:30 am Main Gym Opening ceremonies.
9:15 am – Noon X, J, A, H & E Wings Technical, core value, and project judging.
Noon – 4:00 pm Main Gym Lego table top competition.
4:00 pm Main Gym Awards.

Full Day Activities

Time Place Activity
8:30 am – 4:00 pm Common Market  (Pit Area) The Teams’ home base where they make last minute modifications to their robot designs.
8:30 am – 3:30 pm South Lobby  (Exhibits Area) Demonstrations, hands on activities, information and more!

Calgary

Telus World of Science / Saturday, January 2, 2016

Time Volunteers Teams
6:30 am Doors Open – Finalize Setup. Check in Volunteers arrive
7:00 am Meetings – Coaches, Judges Referees, Volunteers
7:30 am Check in Teams settle in the pits
8:30 am Opening ceremonies
9:00 -11:00 am Judging sessions ( Core, Project, Robot Design ) Practice rounds
11:30 am Guest speaker Guest speaker
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 pm Judging deliberations Robot Games – Official rounds
4:00 pm Closing Ceremonies/Awards Closing Ceremonies/Awards

WHY


This is a high energy event with a lot of visuals. There is effect lighting and music in the gym during the table top competitions which creates an exciting atmosphere. There are even referees on site wearing real referee shirts, which adds to the sports-like feel of the competition.

The first Lego League program is a robotics program for 9 to 14 year olds which is designed to get children excited about science and technology and teach them valuable employment and life skills.  Worldwide there are currently 200,000 teams in 70 countries participating.

FOR MORE INFORMATION


Tounament Info  (click to be taken to more tournament info on our site)

Edmonton

Ania Ossowska
FLL Edmonton Tournament Director
ania.ossowska@epsb.ca

Calgary

Craig Maynard
FLL Calgary Tournament Director
craig.maynard@sait.ca