One of my favourite times of the year is here once again. The FIRST LEGO League (FLL) challenge for 2010 has been released and this year’s theme is about biomedical engineering called Body Forward. Here is a list of resources that teams should visit:
FLL Body Forward 2010 Challenge (http://www.firstlegoleague.org/media/twocol.aspx?id=247) - On this official FLL page is all the information your team needs. It includes a section on the Robot Game with all the missions and rules explained with . There is also some important information about the Project.
TechBrick (http://www.techbrick.com/) - This is an awesome site with lots of great resources for teams competing in Body Forward. It includes sample scoring sheets, worksheets, and tips to help your team.
FLL Body Forward Scorer iPhone/iPod App by Sachin Patel (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fll-body-forward-scorer/id391265188?mt=8) - I used Sachin’s app for last year’s challenge and it was a great help keeping the scoring straight. This year’s app looks just as useful and Sachin has an update for the app already waiting approval in the iTunes Store.
The NXT Step Blog (http://www.thenxtstep.blogspot.com/) - This is one of my favourite NXT robotics sites to visit. I own several of the NXT robots books written by some of the blog contributors. James Floyd Kelly’s book, LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: The Mayan Adventure, has been especially useful in my courses about NXT robotics.
FLL also has a good YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/FLLGlobal#p/c/ECD69862A53BE66D).
Well, that should get any FLL team off and running. Good luck to all FLL teams!