LA Canada Engineering Club

What is FLL?

FIRST Lego League (FLL) is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students. Every year in August, FIRST introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for FLL teams to solve. Furthermore, FLL teams design and program Lego Mindstorms robots that complete tasks. Then, teams meet at regional tournaments to share their knowledge, compare ideas, and display their robots. Competitions are split into three sections and a robot round. The first session, Core Values, judges how well a team works together and then asks participants to perform a teamwork exercise. During the second session, the Robot Design, teams explain how they designed their robot and demonstrate their programs to the judges. During the third session, the Project, students must research a topic related to the current challenge and create an innovative solution. Teams have five minutes to present their ideas, and the judges have another 5 minutes to ask questions. Finally, students run their robots to autonomously complete a set of tasks on the challenge mat.

The La Cañada Engineering Club sponsors and mentors 5 FLL teams (Students from La Cañada Elementary, Paradise Canyon Elementary, Palm Crest Elementary, and Flintridge Prep., and from La Cañada High School 7/8). In addition to mentoring these teams, our club also host 6 tournaments for this program (two practice tournaments, two qualifying tournaments, and the two Los Angeles Regional Championships). The La Cañada Engineering Club has been recognized as an essential and outstanding part of the Los Angeles First Lego League Region.

Game Season Starts in August of each year.  FIRST will announce the challenge for the season with game videos, rules, and more. 

For more Official FIRST FLL Game information, click the FIRST FLL Logo.

FAQ

WHAT?

The La Cañada Engineering Club is currently hosting 5 FLL teams.

WHEN?

Starting in August of each year, FLL teams meet after school on select days* between 3:45-5:30pm for work on a research project, robot construction, programing and mission design.

WHERE?

La Cañada Engineering Club’s workshop at La Cañada High School, room 604, pass the North GYM.

PARTICIPANTS

EACH TEAM – Grades 4-8 with approximately 6-7 team members, at least 1 Parent Mentor, and at least 1 LCEC High School Student Mentor.

STEP 1
TO SIGN-UP go to the REGISTER Page for more information to enroll.

STEP 2
Once the team is ready to compete (prior to competition), EACH member and Parent must create a FIRST INSPIRES Account and complete both the registration and Consent Forms (see below for the link). Besides FIRST Registration that needs to be completed, complete the club registrations for the student (2024-2025 LCEC Enrollment opens May 2024, FLL Registration Begins July 2024).

Register yourself on the Official FIRST Website (FIRST INSPIRES – CLICK HERE) for a new FIRST account, not your child. Enter your name, email address, and birthdate, not your child’s. You will be able to add your child and apply to a team under the Parent/Guardian – Youth tab on your dashboard after your account has been created. Once completed, please search the Team Number to join the roster, Either FLL 15735 or FLL 15736 or FLL 15737 or FLL 15738 or FLL 57907.  If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or text 626-605-2429.

LCUSD Field Trip and Medical Forms (coming soon)

COST

LCEC and its programs are NOT funded by LCUSD. However, donated lab fees and Family and Company Donations help support ALL Programs. For example, FLL Team robot parts and costs to compete up to regionals, not including any traveling expense, is $1,500 per team ($7500). Please help and pay the lab fee (Click Here) if you would like to be a Sponsor and be recognized as part of our LCEC Family Support (Click Here).

COMPETITIONS?

The competitions begin in November and take place on the weekends at various locations around Southern California.  The Los Angeles Regional Championship is in December.

TO JOIN FLL TEAM contact FLL Director

FLL Director, Celeste Tarula, [email protected]

How can I Help the Teams? Sign-up to Volunteer/ Mentor contact the LCEC Program Director & Mentor, Brian Mendoza, [email protected]

FLL Qualifying & Regional Tournament

pending dates
La Canada High School

Parents are welcome to attend the event at La Canada HS.

2024-2025 FLL Game Resources

 

2024-2025 Game SEASON PREVIEW

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