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First LEGO League by Jonathan Daudelin, James Floyd Kelly

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Chapter 9. NXT vs. RIS

All FLL robots must be built entirely of LEGO parts, a limitation that makes it easier to build a competitive robot, because all teams use the same starting materials. Using LEGO parts to build the skeletons of robots is very easy compared to other systems (such as Vex) because there’s no need to cut pieces to size, weld, and fit parts together.

When building robots to compete in FLL, the LEGO MINDSTORMS robotics system acts as the basis for robots. MINDSTORMS is a department of LEGO that makes child-friendly robot equipment. You can learn more about it at http://www.mindstorms.com/. The MINDSTORMS system is powerful yet simple: You don’t need to know anything about circuits, hardwiring, or advanced programming to build a ...

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