Magellan Science

Advancement of Science and Technology in Schools


Start a Team, Be a Better Coach & FLL Training


General Information:

(Helpful websites for potential & new coaches, participants, and parents)

F.I.R.S.T - F.I.R.S.T website

FLL Website - FLL information, history, challenge, rules, game updates

NC-Robotics - North Carolina Tournament dates, volunteer, new coach training - North Carolina FLL Tournament Information - Join the North Carolina Coaches forum and ask your most basic or most complex question and get answers from fellow coaches...A MUST JOIN for any FLL coach!

Start an FLL Team

How To Start an FLL Team (Word Doc)

FLL Official Start a Team Page

Local FLL Training/Camps/Competitions offers summer camps.  Visit tab Magellan Robotics (FLL)/ Summer Program.

Other camps in the greater RTP area:  ViaRobotics (Cary/Chapel Hill Park and Rec), Cary Academy, Ravenscroft, Rockit Learning, UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

TriangleSumoBots - RTP Robotic SumoBot competition. 

SumoBots - Appalachian State University robotic SumoBot competition

FLL OnLine Training:

Building: -  Good building basics - Good building basics -  Triagnle building basics


EV3 Training - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced -  Excellent video training

Programing & Building: - Good building, design ideas, programming  (EV3/NXT)

Game, Mission, & Planning Strategies:

General Game Strategies - FL FLL offers general game strategies - Great source of NXT code and MyBlocks

Guides, Templates, Worksheets, Scorers, Mission, Mats: - Great materials for FLL teams including photos of mat, field pieces, excel/iphone scorer, worksheets

Tools & Technical: - Excellent gear ratio and placement calculator - General overview - NXT books - Fun NXT projects - Advanced topics on MyBlocks and sub-directories - Some good programming tips - Great link for some technical information on traction of wheels and internal workings and data specs on NXT motors and sensors. - An overview with some complex math of turning. (This was a good document but the link is now invalid if anyone knows the new link to it, contact me) - Motor backlash and rotation error. - Good do's and don't with advanced tips. - Good building techniques.  - Good building techniques.  - Good building techniques. - An interesting robot and attachment design. - Great YouTube Channel. - Great YouTube Channel BuilderDude55.  Line Following: Proportional and PID

NXT - Still Good Information: - Great source of NXT code and MyBlocks

Examples of FLL Presentations:

Alternate House Energy


Wild Fires


Global Change


Blood Glucose

Wind Power

Other Robotic Links: - Information about Robotic Programs, University degrees & programs, events.  Also resources for educators and students.


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