What to do first if you want to Coach a Challenge team?

You need to recruit at least two team members, although we recommend at least 4 for a true team experience. they must be between ages 9-16 – the 1st of January of the year they want to participate.  Also make sure you have a meeting space to set up the 1.3m x 2.5m playing field, some work surfaces(tables) and a computer/laptop with internet access.

How many learners can be in a Challenge team and how many do you recommend?

 

 

 

EV3 Software

How much will I have to pay for the  EV3 Software?

EV3 software is free.

Where can I find the link to download the EV3 software?

https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/mindstorms-ev3/software

Can I use a tablet to program an EV3?

We don’t recommend using a tablet, because the screen is so small, it will be more difficult to read your program

What are the system requirements to download EV3 software?

 

Mac

Windows 10

Chromebook

Android Tablet

Fire Tablets

iPad

EV3 Software version

1.1.1

1.2.2

1.2.142

1.2.71

1.2.92

1.11.2

Processor

1.5GHz Intel® Core Duo

1.5GHz Intel® Core Duo

1.40 GHz dual-core processor

1.5 GHz processor

Android 4.2

iPad 2

RAM

4GB

4GB

4GB

1GB

  

Available disk space

2GB

2GB

2GB

2GB

  

Bluetooth

4.0

4.0

2.0

2.0

  

Operating system

macOS Mojave 10.14

Windows 10, (version 1803)

Chrome OS version 50 or above

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

 

iOS 8.0

Extra

Internet connection

Internet connection

Internet connection

8” display

Compatible tablets:

Kindle Fire HDX WAN (2013)

Kindle Fire HDX (2013)

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 WAN (2013)

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2013)

Fire HDX 8.9 WAN (2014)

Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)

Fire HD 10 (2015)

Fire HD 8 (2015)

Fire HD 10 (2017)

 
   

Firmware update compatibility: Version 3.14 to update your EV3 Brick via EV3 Programming.

NB Not all Android tablets are supported – check with Lego Education first

 

Lego Education Spike Prime  

How much will I have to pay for the Spike Prime software?

Spike Prime software is free.

Where can I find the link to download the Spike Prime software?

https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/spike-prime/software

Can I use a tablet to program a Spike Prime?

We don’t recommend using a tablet, because the screen is so small, it will be more difficult to read your program

What are the system requirements to download Spike Prime software? ??

What can I do with my team before the Challenge is released? 

  • Create a team identity – name, logo, team shirts, mascot
  • Fundraising or apply for grants – to pay for team shirts, any tournament fees, registration fee, ect.
  • Learn how to use your Robot Kit and make sure your team understand how the software works
  • Put together the Field Setup Kit
  • Begin researching the Challenge theme
  • Learn the  FIRST Core Values
  • Mentor a FIRST Lego League Discover or Explore Team
  • Help promote the FIRST mission,
  • HAVE FUN! (Well, you certainly should  have fun AFTER the Challenge is released too.)

What does a team do once the Challenge is released in August

Your team needs to go through the FIRST Lego League RePlay Challenge information -see the Season page???

The Missions and Rules are what your team needs to begin strategizing how to play the Robot Game. The Game Rulings are updated continually throughout the season to clarify questions we’ve received from other teams. It is important that you keep up with these rulings as they could affect how your team programs their robot.

3. Game Rules

Robot Game Updates

The Robot Game Rules will be updated continually throughout the season to clarify questions we’ve received from teams. It is important to keep up with these rulings as they could affect how your team programs their robot.

Robot Game Updates – link ???

Can a team use a secondhand laptop? 

Second hand  laptop will be cheaper, specially for teams with a limited budget.

Does a coach need any technical background?

Something that are unique about FIRST  LEGO League:  Anyone can coach.  We really mean it!  There’s no technical background needed!!  Any person that is willing, to put in time and is willing to learn together with the kids can be a Coach or Mentor.  (?No sexual offenders will be allowed)