This year we are cheering on the Psyclones! The Psyclones are a First LEGO League (FLL) located in Beavercreek, Ohio.
First LEGO League is a robotics program geared towards boys and girls 9-16 years old designed to get kids excited about science and technology. Teams are composed of up to ten children with one adult coach, the goal being to program autonomous robots (using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot set to score ponits on a thematic playing surface, create an innovative solution to a problem as part of their project, all while guided by the FLL Core Values. These three elements – the Robot Game, Project, and FLL Core Values – make up what we call our yearly Challenge.
Like any other organized “sport”, teams also fundraise, create a team identity, and go on field trips. Some teams choose to attend an official FLL tournament, which is hosted by one of our Operational Partners. Operational Partners volunteer to run the FLL program in their region or country and are associated with other like-minded organizations to the FIRST mission. Read more about the Psyclones here. FLL information can be found here.