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We LOVE team innovation

February 14, 2017

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we want to highlight a story about team innovation- one of the reasons why we love FIRST® LEGO® League! FIRST LEGO League Team 16040, the Cambridge Christian School FIRST Lancer LEGObots, recently worked with the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, FL, USA to provide an enrichment activity for the… Read More ›

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Happy Kid Inventors’ Day!

Did you know that January 17th is Kid Inventors’ Day? We’re celebrating here at FIRST® Headquarters in Manchester, NH, USA! Although we’re inspired by our teams every day, we think you all deserve an additional shout-out today. Your problem-solving skills, creativity and passion to make the world a better place makes us proud and excited… Read More ›

Share your knowledge

Are you and your team planning to attend a FIRST® Championship? Announcing the 2017 FIRST® Championship Conferences! Houston, TX April 19th-22nd, 2017| St. Louis, MO April 26th-29th, 2017 FIRST is excited to announce that we are accepting presentation proposals for the annual FIRST Championship Conferences. We are looking for presentations on topics of interest to FIRST® Robotics Competition,… Read More ›

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What’s in a name? An Undo button

Coach Mike shared a pretty cool story with us about a simple innovation on his team: “Pretty good” design can get in the way of innovation.  For our FIRST® LEGO® League team Avian Allies (24879) that was sometimes the case.   We didn’t want to take apart or change already working attachments.  Until recently when one of our… Read More ›

What could an animal teach you?

Gretchen Hooker of the Biomimicry Institute served on this season’s Challenge Advisory Team to design the ANIMAL ALLIES and CREATURE CRAZE challenges. She is our guest blogger today. Is your team looking for creative and innovative solutions for your research Project?  (Of course you are!)  Well, biomimicry might be just what you need.  Biomimicry is “innovation… Read More ›

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Building tips for your Challenge Set

A few notes on building your Mission Models from our Engineering Technician, Mike… Before You Begin… Make sure to take your time! All Mission Models serve a purpose/function, so improper builds can cause large flaws in the game Make sure to grab all parts listed in the top left corner of each step. Remember, when… Read More ›

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