Robotics Lego competitors converge at NAIT this weekend
Hundreds of children will go head-to-head in the provincial FIRST Lego League Championship, a high-level competition open to those between ages nine and 14. This year’s theme is “Nature’s Fury." Teams used sensors, motors, gears and software to build and program their robots. Participants will demonstrate what their hi-tech Lego-engineered robots can do.
The FIRST Lego League (FLL) program is a robotics program designed to get kids excited about science and technology - and teach them valuable employment and life skills. There are currently 200,000 teams in 70 countries.
For media, the best visuals will take place between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., during the robot game portion of the day. There will be effect lighting and music during these competitions, creating a fun atmosphere. Referees will be decked out in referee shirts, adding to the sports-like feel of the competition.
WHERE: NAIT Main Campus (various locations)
11762 106 St. NW
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (X, J, A, H & E Wings) - Technical judging and project judging
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Common Market) - Teams make last minute modifications to their designs
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (South Lobby) – Junior Lego League competitors will have their inventions on display. Other robots will be on display here too
12 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Gym) - Lego table top competition
4 p.m. (Gym) - Winners announced
Racheal Kennedy (onsite during the competition)
NAIT Recruitment Events Coordinator
FLL Alberta Tournament Director
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NAIT Media Relations
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