36 FIRST LEGO League Teams (ages 10-14) came together November 12th to compete in the E3 Robotics Center Qualifying tournament at Elkhart Memorial High School. And 16 FIRST LEGO League Jr Team (ages 6-10) came to present at the local expo as well.
FIRST LEGO League, and FIRST LEGO League Jr are a part of FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. FIRST is trying to help inspire kids grades K-12 to love science and technology and seek jobs in these high paying fields of work.
For those FIRST LEGO League Teams they also focus on a Robot Game. With teams competing on a 4'x8' board with the "Animal Allies" them. Some of the challenges teams had to design and program their robot for was to transport a Bee on to a Bee Hive, Move a Dog Trainer and Animal Vet to marked areas on the board. Collect food and feed animals around the board, and if possible try to hang their robot on a wall with a gecko!