Dear educators,Maine Robotics is pleased to offer the 18th year of the FIRST® LEGO® League program in Maine again this year. We are expecting around 100 teams of students from all over the state to participate in this year’s challenge:This year’s theme:RESEARCH
Teams of children, ages 9 to 14, will be learning all about the human water cycle; doing research; thinking about solutions to today’s water challenges; and presenting their research and findings at the competitions.ENGINEERING AND PROGRAMMINGThe same teams must also build and program working LEGO robots to compete on this year’s playing field. Each mission on the field is related to humans collecting, filtering, recycling, storing, using, or disposing of water.The FIRST LEGO League is running in over 80 countries this year and there are over 27,000 teams world wide.GETTING STARTEDMaine Robotics has webinars to answer your questions about the program on:
- Thursday September 14th at 6:00 pm and
- Tuesday September 19th at 3:30 PM
- http://www.mainerobotics.org/fll-intro-webinar.html for more information about these free webinars
- No CostWe also have 1-day workshops set up for in-depth introduction to the LEGO MindStorms hardware and software.
- Falmouth, September 28th, 8:00 – 2:30 pm
- Bangor, October 5th, 9:00 – 3:30 pm
- Machias, October 12th, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- CEUs are available
- https://mainerobotics.coursestorm.com/ for more information or to registerTeams come from in-school programs; after-school programs; neighborhood groups; civic organizations; churches; youth programs; even families. This is an awesome motivator for youth in your area and it is an accessible program to get them started on STEM/STEM-C/STEAM activities.Maine Robotics will help in any way we can to help you get started. We’ll answer phone calls; emails; video calls, whatever. You just have to ask.To find out more about this international program, visit
- FIRST’s FLL website at https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll and to sign up a team, just visit
- https://www.firstinspires.org/ and click on the “sign up” or “log in” links in the top corner of the screen.
- For more information from Maine Robotics, visit our page at: http://www.mainerobotics.org/2017-first-lego-league.htmlHope to see you at one of the qualifying tournaments in November and at the State Championship in December at the Augusta Civic Center.Tom
—Thomas BickfordExecutive DirectorMaine Robotics30 Main Street, #1Orono, ME 04473