Can FIRST® LEGO® League teams help us master natural disasters? In the 2013 NATURE'S FURY℠ Challenge, over 200,000 children ages 9 to 16 from over 70 countries will explore the awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more that we call natural disasters. Teams will discover what can be done when intense natural events meet the places people live, work, and play. Brace yourself for NATURE'S FURY!
The FLL Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values. Each team's success will be based on how well they represent and demonstrate the Core Values as well as how well they complete the Robot Game and Project portions of the challenge.
Team Project and Robot Game Official Guide
Click here to view/download a PDF that details the Team Project (pages 2-5) and the Robot Game (pages 6-27), including Field Setup, Missions, and Rules.
FLL challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. For their Project, teams will choose a community where a natural event could cause a natural disaster. They will identify a specific problem related to that disaster and then find out what is currently being done to solve it. Finally, they will create an innovative solution — one that makes life better by improving something that already exists, using something that exists in a new way, or inventing something totally new.
- Click here to see a video of Project Manager, Jinnel Choiniere, reviewing the NATURE'S FURY Project.
- Click here to view Project FAQs. This is the first place to go for answers to Project questions if you've already read the Challenge document.
- Click here to view a Topic Guide with information like a glossary of terms and other resources.
During NATURE'S FURY teams will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game.
- Click here to view a video of Robot Game designer and Engineer, Scott Evans, describing the NATURE'S FURY Robot Game. 29 minutes (Note: Always refer to the written mission/rules for any questions).
- Robot Game Updates is a continually updated link that provides answers to questions about the Robot Game that participants, judges and referees have asked after the original material was published. Visit here often for official information that will be in effect at tournaments.
- Click here to view Mission Model Build instructions.
- Click here to view instructions for building the table.
- Robot Game Scoring Sheet - Official scoring sheet for the Senior Solutions Robot Game (PDF) - Coming soon!
The FLL Core Values are the fundamental elements that distinguish FLL from other programs of its kind. Participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.
- We are a team.
- We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
- We know our coaches and mentors don't have all the answers; we learn together.
- We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
- What we discover is more important than what we win.
- We share our experiences with others.
- We display Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition in everything we do.
- We have FUN!
- Click here to view the event poster.
- Combined Rubrics - Used in judging at tournaments (includes Core Value, Project and Robot Design).
- Don’t forget to register your team(s). National FLL Registration typically ends around the middle to end of September. https://gofll.usfirst.org/
- National FLL Registration Pricing and Product Descriptions are here https://gofll.usfirst.org/pages/product_description_and_pricing
- Both the NXT robots and the new EV3 third generation robots will be allowed at all competitions.
- The NXT robots are still perfectly fine to use and can still be purchased.
- The new EV3 robots cost about $65 more than the NXT, but do have more capabilities and additional software and tutorials.
- Kentucky FLL tournament registration will be immediately after the national FLL team
registration ends and will be handled like last season.
- More information will be sent out about the Kentucky registration at a later date.
- Click here to view more coach and team resources.
- The National FLL website is http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/fll/