Forest Hills Robotics League's FLL Season begins in September and runs till the Queens Qualifying tournament in January. The teams that qualifies at Queens, then continue to compete at the Javits Championship in March.
Our teams consists of 6-8 kids with 2 volunteer coaches (Robotics & Research coaches). Teams meet for two hours on the weekend at our club house. Spending one hour on Research and one hour on Robotics.
There is no prerequisite of Robotics nor programming knowledge required.
We will provide both the equipments and the training needed for your child to compete at the FLL tournaments. The first few weeks, the kids will learn and review the basic operations of the NXT robots. They will build their own basic robot and program the robot with the NXT software on laptops to get familiar with all the sensors and motor operations. After learning the basic, the teams will analyze the robot game and formulate the strategy for attacking their game missions. At the tournament, the team have 4 trials of Robot runs, each run is two and a half minute long.The highest score of the 4 runs will be the score for the team. (Max points is around 400+ points)
Research wise, the team will explore the challenge of the year, then select one particular topics that interest the team. The objective is promoting innovative thinking and have the team select a real world problem and propose a solution to the problem. At the tournament, the team utilizes their presentation skills to convey their findings solutions in the most creative way to a panel of judges all within a five-minute presentation.
The Children will learn not just Robotics and Research skills, but also important team work collaboration skills and the spirit of FLL's core value, "Gracious Professionalism", the spirit of competitive collaboration.