FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) is a program that supports children and youngsters in order to introduce them to science and technology in a sporty atmosphere.
- Make children and youngsters enthusiastic about science and technology
- To equip the participants with the idea of team spirit
- To encourage children and youngsters to solve complex tasks in a creative way
This Years FLL Topic:
This years FLL topic focuses on Hydrodynamics which means the branch of science concerned with forces acting on or exerted by fluids (especially liquids). So you already know it is related to water but what about water? This year our task was to think of a problem in the human water cycle and then design a solution to our problem that we have chosen our basic goal was to design an innovative solution that adds values to society by improving something that already exists or inventing something totally new. Then you had to think that who your product or design is targeted to (who is the target audience of your product or design) and how will it help him or her.
Aradhye Singh: Grade 8 A
For our FLL project, our main motto was to design a product, which could help decrease the water scarcity in the world. We chose Africa since it does not have clean water and is facing issues related to water scarcity. Our main idea was to use drones with embedded ph meters. Using these drones to look for water sources and checking if the ph level of the water is safe or not can be a great help. Also, these drones will send signals to the trucks we had designed that would purify and transport the water.
We worked with dedication for almost a month to get our truck up and running. Simultaneously we looked at the robot designs of other teams which could help us understand the concept on a wider scale. After a while, we started working on the extensions, which we had started programming. It took us about 15 days to complete our robot and finally, we were ready.
But the day before the competition we experienced technical glitches that we had to spent time in fixing. We were ready to win and on the final day of the competition, we waited as they called our name for round 1. I was nervous and excited all at once. Sadly, our robot did not work properly but we still had hope for round 2. Gladly our robot worked really well in the second round.
We qualified for Nationals!
Arnav Garg : Grade 8B
This year’s FLL with the topic of hydrodynamics gave me a lot of knowledge about the branches of hydrodynamics: how water is transported, found, disposed and used. We got to know that a robotics competition isn’t just about the robot game, it’s also about the core-values that FLL taught us. FLL made me understand that collaboration of different opinions and ideas is essential for a team’s success FLL became a big platform for learning as there were many creative minds at work which could be observed. I believe that FLL is a very good tournament as it develops every aspect of a person from knowledge to sensitization. I would like my school to host more competitions like FLL.
Priyansh Goel : Grade 8D
This was my first time being a part of FLL. Form this competition I developed many skills, like teamwork. I have also learned new things through my team’s project. For example how aqua farming works. I would like thanks our mentors for giving us a chance to participate.
Shreyhan Lakhina: Grade 8
My FLL experience was very interesting as I learnt a lot of new things and understood where we needed to improve. I think if we would have put more effort into the project, we could have gotten an award. We created two prototypes, out of which one was 3D printed. The practical working of this model would have purified water.
This was the first time I had participated in FLL and I learnt a lot of different things like how to make an extension so it could easily be taken off the bot. I also learnt how important the project is for FLL. I found out that using a box bot is the best as it can easily have extensions added to it. We used head pegs and knob gears to easily have all the extensions slip in.
Next time, I would like to make the process as important as the robot itself.
Harjagat Awla: Grade 8D
First, we started with a design of the prototype and then we printed it in 3D. Then we found the parts we needed and started the work. After the prototype was completed we started to help with the robot as the other teammates were working on the robot when we were working on the prototype. We had a lot of fun while building the prototype and the robot. We all got to know each other better.