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First LEGO League by Jonathan Daudelin, James Floyd Kelly

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Chapter 2. How FLL Works

FLL is a unique competition. Unlike science fairs or robotics competitions, it consists of a wide range of team challenges that require individuals to combine many different skills to excel.

A new team may find the many aspects of FLL a little confusing at first. If this describes you, we’d like to help! In this chapter, we’ll explain each category of the competition and how it works.

Although FLL is sometimes thought of as a robotics competition—like its counterparts FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)—robotics actually make up only half of the challenge. FLL has four different categories:

  • Robot Game

  • Project

  • Robot Design

  • Teamwork

These categories are combined into exciting competitions called tournaments ...

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