FIRST Lego League Teams
IbnSina Mindcrafters supports organizations by providing curriculum, materials and instructors to organisations. IbnSina Mindcrafters also supports organizations to continue their journey in robotics by supporting teams in robotics competitions. More information on the teams supported can be found by clicking on the links below.
FIRST Lego League (FLL) is an international robotics competition run by FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition in Science and Technology) and affiliated with LEGO®. FIRST run competitions for children aged 5-18 years; FLL is aimed at children aged 8-13 years and uses the LEGO® EV3 Mindstorm robot. The FLL competition has four components to it:
- Robot Performance
- Teams build and program a robot to undertake a series of challenges to score as many points as possible in 2 minutes and 30 seconds. The robot must operate autonomously.
- Robot Design Executive Summary (RDES)
- Teams must give a 5 minutes presentation on their robot, gaming strategy and code, followed by a Q&A session.
- Research Project
- Teams undertake a research project based on the theme of that years competition. The teams come with a problem statement, they must undertake research, speak to experts, come up with solutions and evaluate their appropriateness. The teams then give a 5 minute presentation on the work they have done which is followed with a Q&A sessions.
- Core Values
- FLL has a set of core values; Discovery, Integration, Inclusion & Coopertition, that they want teams to develop and demonstrate. Teams undertake a supervised challenge to test how they work as a team; they then give a 5 minute presentation on what the core values mean to them and then have a Q&A session.
FIRST has a set of values by which they operate competitions, they are:
- 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!
IbnSina Mindcrafters supported three teams based in the Islamic Center of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Sabretooh Cyborgs , Pandamonium and Team Hurricane.