FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide

FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide

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by James Kelly
     
 

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FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international program for kids ages 9-14 that combines a hands-on, interactive robotics program and research presentation with a sports-like atmosphere. FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide is the go-to source for coaches, teachers, parents, and students participating in the FLL competition. Written for both rookie and experienced

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FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international program for kids ages 9-14 that combines a hands-on, interactive robotics program and research presentation with a sports-like atmosphere. FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide is the go-to source for coaches, teachers, parents, and students participating in the FLL competition. Written for both rookie and experienced teams, the book covers a variety of topics, including team formation and organization, robot building and programming, and the basics of getting involved with FLL. Filled with practical advice and real building and programming examples, as well as candid commentary from veteran teams, this is the book that your team needs whether you're just starting out or have been competing (and winning) for years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593274504
Publisher:
No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

James Floyd Kelly has participated in numerous FLL tournaments as both a referee and a technical judge. In 2006, he founded The NXT Step blog (thenxtstep.com), widely considered the top LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT resource on the web. Kelly is the author of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: The Mayan Adventure and LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming Guide (Apress) and a co-author of The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Idea Book (No Starch).
Jonathan Daudelin has been competing in FLL since age 13. In 2007, his team won the First Place Robot Performance and First Place Innovative Robot awards at the World Festival after their robot achieved perfect scores in all three rounds. He is a contributor to The NXT Step blog and a co-author of The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Idea Book and The NXT Robotics Competition Workbook (self-published).

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First LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DragonflyladyCJ More than 1 year ago
As a perspective coach this book was indespensible in helping me figure out what the FLL (First Lego League) was all about. It clearly describes what hardware is required, challanges might include, the tournament organization, and what to expect. It even offers examples of how to assemble a team, what a donation request letter may look like, and how to prepare for competition. Cost is broken down and the author even explains the difference between purchasing the official Educational NXT set and using a toy store version NXT and what pieces are needed to get the retail version 'up to par' with the official kit. Easy to read, well organized, this book is great resource for anyone wanting information about a Mindstorm Lego team.