Classroom Resource Category: Competitive Robotics Resources

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This section contains resource for teachers/coaches involved in competitive robotics.  Several are specific to the FIRST LEGO League (FLL), but many are applicable to any robotics competition.

Official FLL Resources
This resource: is a set of commonly needed links to the Official FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Resources.

Unofficial FLL Resources
This resource: is a set of links to third party FLL resources.

Competitive Robotics Techniques Instructional Resource
This resource: is the STEM Robotics 101 EV3 Unit entitled "Competitive Robotics Techniques", which contains a series of lessons for students engaged in competitive robotics. Topics include, Debugging Techniques, Reliability, Ramping Power, Squaring on Lines, Stall Detection and Menu Systems.

FLL in the Daytime Classroom
This resource: describes how to run a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Team during the daytime classroom. Cherise Marshall of Washougal WA documents the techniques, procedures and resources she uses to run her school's FLL team from her regular STEM Robotics 101 classroom. Many of her resources are applicable to after-school robotics teams as well.

Building Competition Robots by EV3Lessons
This resource: is a link to the Robot Design Lessons page at EV3Lessons.com. Topics include Building a Competition Robot, Cable Management, Color Sensor Placement/Shielding, and Gearing. The PowerPoint files for these lessons as of 7/23/16 are attached below, but it is suggested that you use the provide link to get the latest versions.

FLL Programming Workshops by EV3Lessons
This resource: is a link to the FLL Programming Workshop page at EV3Lessons.com. Several concepts from STEM Robotics 101 introductory programming lessons (Units 4 thru 7) and advanced programming lessons (Units 8 thru 10) are presented in a very condensed format. Topics include Basic Movement, Sensor Wait-For Blocks, Line Following, Movement with My Blocks, Reliability, Robot Alignment and Calibration. The PowerPoint files for these lessons as of 7/23/16 are attached below, but it is suggested that you use the provided link to get the latest versions.

Team Building/FLL Core Value Activities
This resource: is a link to some Team Building exercises by EV3Lessons.com which may be used to practice for the FLL Core Values Judging session.

Coach's Corner
This resource: is a series of papers written by veteran FLL Coaches covering subjects ranging from scheduling and budgets to motivation and maximizing learning.

After-school FLL Club Application and Parent Letter
This resource: is a model of a middle school student application and parent letter for an after-school FLL Club (a.k.a. Varsity Robotics Team). It outlines the team's expectations and procedures, requests a written application by students, provides parent info and solicits parent solicits parent contact information and team involvement involvement.