FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) UK
Solve real world problems with the help of a robot!
World Festival results
The team, Untitled 1, and their robot called The Beast, won the Champion’s Award in St.Louis, MO, USA, beating 79 other teams taking part in the festival. Over 21,000 teams from around the world had taken part in the past year’s competition.
Team members Freya Alder, Tom Mason, Dani Workman, Rafi Borries Gruber, Joe Mason, Max Workman and Claudia Moorhouse are all students at two Bath schools – Ralph Allen and Kind Edward’s. The team came up with a revolutionary doorbell fingerprint scanner, a project which took more than 300 hours to complete that impressed the judges at the event. The team also had to build and program their own LEGO MINDSTORMS robot, a task which they spent more than 500 hours on.
After the results were announced the team said: “Wow. What a crazy couple of days. From such a low when our robot suffered such travel sickness and refused to work at all, to being absolutely ecstatic.
“We knew that it was good news when the judges were returning to our pits to talk to us about the product, the prototype, the robot design and the team, but when the robot only managed a fraction of what it was achieving in the UK, we felt completely crushed. We came 23rd overall in the robot performance."
“Looking at the judges feedback, we got top scores in almost everything.They recognised how we had bonded into a great team and learnt to balance our skills and use everyone to the best of their ability.”
UK National Final results
This year's challenge has inspired some exceptional innovation from teams across the UK and Ireland, and we are extremely impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication of all the teams involved in the regional event. The Champion's Award winners from each regional event attended the UK National Final at Loughborough University on the 26th January 2013.
Robot Design Award: A.I – Bury Grammar School for Boys
Core Values Award: Probots – Beneden School
Project Award: Tech HEds – North Wilts Home Educators
Robot Performance: Langton Lions – Simon Langton Boys Grammar School
Judges’ Award: Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T) – Thomas Deacon Academy
Judges’ Award: The Bakewell Roboteers - Robert Bakewall Primary School
FORD Award for Team Spirit: Robobens - St Benedicts Primary School
Statoil Award for Creativity: LEGO Lodge - Mountfields Lodge Primary School
Loughborough University Award for Innovation: Griffin Sprog – The American School in London
Runner Up – Langton Lions (Simon Langton Boys Grammar School)
Champions’ – Untitled 1 (KES & Ralph Allen Schools)
UK regional winners
Congratulations to all teams that reached the UK National Final.
|Blackburn||St Thomas Primary School||St Thomas' LEGO Team|
|Eastern||Dereham Neatherd High School||Neatherd STEM Binary AllStars|
|Essex||King Edward VI Grammar School||Senior Saviours|
|Far South West||West Exe Technology College||The Engineers 2|
|Hampshire||Swanmore College of Technology||Past, Present and Future|
|Kent and Medway||Simon Langton Boys Grammar School||Langton Lions|
|Kent and Medway||Benenden School||Probots|
|London||The American School in London||The Fantastic Four|
|Loughborough||Mountfields Lodge Primary School||LEGO Lodge|
|Loughborough||Robert Bakewell Primary School||Bakewell Roboteers|
|Manchester||Bury Grammar School Boys||A.I|
|Northern Ireland||Rathmore Grammar School||The P.O.D.S|
|Peterborough||Thomas Deacon Academy||Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T)|
|Rochdale||Hollingworth BEC||Hollingworth Brave|
|Reading||Merchant Taylors' School||Sandroid|
|South Tyneside||Cleadon Village Primary School||Robo Rangers|
|South West||St Benedicts Primary School||Robobens|
|South West||Widcombe Junior School||Widcombe Wrobotiers|
|South West||KES & Ralph Allen Schools||Untitled 1|
|South West||North Wilts Home Educators||Tech HEds|
|Teesside||John E Batty Primary School||Pensioner Protection Agency|
* Note that regional tournaments are still underway and results will be added in due course.