ABOUT FIRST LEGO LEAGUE & THE ROBOT GARAGE
Rather than sponsoring our own FLL teams, The Robot Garage works closely with First In Michigan to support the whole FLL community. FLL offers tremendous robotics opportunities to thousands of teams, students and volunteer mentors each year. Through kick-off events, class discounts, and team clinics, The Robot Garage offers a wide range of educational programs that focus on programming, building, and problem solving for teams.
2-Hour Intensive Mindstorms Fundamentals Clinic
This clinic is designed for FLL team members and students, too busy to take our regularly scheduled Fundamentals classes that run over a 6-week period, or just wanting to get a good jump on the season prior to building their own robot. The clinic will walk participants through EV3 building and programming fundamentals and culminate in a 2-hour session that walks everyone through how to solve one of the FLL challenges from previous years. This hands-on problem solving application of skills learned is designed to provide the tools and thinking-process needed for a successful season this fall.
ABOUT FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
FLL is a global robotic challenge (more than 20,000 teams in more than 90 countries) where children in elementary schools in Michigan may learn and utilize STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills. From the FIRST LEGO League website, here are some of the things that FLL students will do:
1) Design, build, test, and program using Lego Mindstorms technology
2) Apply real-world math and science concepts
3) Research challenges facing today's scientists
4) Learn Critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills
5) Lear to practice "Gracious Professionalism"
6) Participate in tournaments and celebrations
A team may have from two to ten (max) students. It is recommended that the team consist of five to ten students. This is so there are enough students to complete the tasks. The students must be at least 9 years old and in elementary school. The team must have two coaches (two deep leadership) that will undergo a background check (at no expense to the person). These two requirements about the coaches is an attempt to safeguard the children. There are three parts to a FLL competition. First is the Robot where the students must design, build,program, and test a robot to perform a series of tasks. Second is Project where the students must choose a topic related to the Challenge, perform research, discuss it with others, and produce a presentation to show to the judges. The third area is Core Values. This area involves teamwork and demonstrating Gracious professionalism; being able to compete like crazy, but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process. -Registration opened in May and will remain open until around the end of September or until all the field set-up kits are used, whichever comes first.
637 S. Eton St.
Birmingham MI 48009
Store and Drop-In Hours
Monday-Friday: 11 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 6:30 PM (Drop-In Opens 11:30)
Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM (Drop-In Opens 1:30)
Drop-In closes 30 minutes before store closing
We will be closed on Memorial Day, May 27th.
As the school year comes to a close, we are very busy with Field Trips. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Drop-In will open at 11:30 on Saturdays until June 15
Tuesday, May 28th - Drop-In Opens at 12:30 PM
Thursday, May 30th - Drop-In Opens at 12 PM
Tuesday, June 4th - Drop-In Opens at 12:30 PM
Wednesday, June 5th - Drop-In Opens at 1:30 PM
Thursday, June 6th - Drop-In Opens at 1:30 PM
Friday, June 7th - Drop-In Opens at 12:30 PM
Tuesday, June 11th - Drop-In Opens at 12:30 PM
Thursday, June 13th - Drop-In Opens at 12 PM
Friday, June 14th - Drop-In Opens at 12 PM
Village of Rochester Hills
172 N. Adams Rd.
Rochester Hills MI 48309
Our Store at the Village of Rochester Hills
is only open for specific events (classes, field trips, parties) while we build out our big new nearby space at Hamlin & Crooks Roads. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Our Current Rochester Hills location is located in the Village of Rochester Hills, across the street from the new Barnes & Noble and Paper Source (on the corner of Fountain and Village Main Streets).