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Here are some resources to help you learn more about this season’s Challenge. We have some awesome links about getting out and being active, wise words from STEM experts and more cool links about STEM in general.

Quick Links

Season Calendar

Due to COVID-19 the usual FLL Challenge Season Schedule is a bit different. We will continue to communicate new dates and information on Iowa FLL Challenge events.

  • August 4:

    Global Challenge Release

  • November 12th:

    Iowa Regional Qualifying Tournament Registration

  • November-June:

    Tournament/Festival Season

  • March 2021:

    Iowa FLL Challenge Championships (more information coming soon!)

  • July and August 2021:

    FIRST Championship in Houston, Texas and Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Robot Programing and Information

Building your robot is an important aspect of FLL Challenge. Never programed a robot before? No worries! It is easy to learn and explore with LEGO robots. Look at the resources below on how you and your team can make a game changing robot!

Step 1: Choose your Robot Model.

Each team must obtain one robot to compete in the robot rounds. Teams are allowed to use different robot models to compete in FLL Challenge. The two acceptable models are the LEGO Mindstorm (NXT or EV3) and LEGO SPIKE prime. Click here for a quick comparison of the two models.

Step 2: Program Your Robot!

No matter which robot model your team chooses we have some helpful resources to get you started!

  • EV3

    With EV3, you can choose between two types of coding software.

    EV3 LEGO Education Software: A block style programing software that allows students to learn quickly how to program their robot.

    Python: Use lines of code to control your robot, much like people who work in industrial applications.

  • SPIKE Prime

    SPIKE Prime works with the LEGO Software. To access the software follow the list below.

Meet The Experts

Looking for more information to help with your research project? Who better to ask than people who are experts when it comes to this year’s challenge! This year, Meet the Experts will be 10-30 minute videos of experts speaking about their experience related to the challenge. Throughout the season, Iowa FLL will continue to post videos that may interest you.

News You Can Use!

Construction
Architecture
City Planning
Robotics
  • Sprint to provide connectivity to autonomous charging robot vehicles. Converge! Network Digest
  • Researchers Developing Robots To Assist Alzheimer’s Disease Patients. HealthDay
Inspirational News
  • The 39 most powerful female engineers of 2018. BusinessInsider
  • Girl Scouts unveils 30 new STEM-related badges, including space exploration and Cybersecurity. The Verge
Engineering/General
Ted Talks