Details of the new Challenge season will only be release at the official FIRST Lego League launch in the first week of August.
Every year there’s a new theme, about a real world problem. Some of the past Challenges was about water, recycling, climate change, power utilisation, city shaping, ext.
Earlier in the year, the broader new seasonal theme will be released, but it will not give the details of the Innovation Project. Teams can use this, to start their research, so that by the time of the launch, they will already have a lot of knowledge about the theme. Then they can more quickly get to identify a specific problem, to work with and have more time (after the launch in August) for designing and programming their robot, instead of only starting their research then.
Teams need to do research about the new theme and:
- Identify a problem based on the annual theme.
- Design an innovative solution to the problem. Research what solutions exists, if your solution already exists, can you think of a new way to improve/implement it.
- Teams need to speak to relevant experts about their identified problem and their possible solution or do field trips to relevant areas/companies. With feedback the team can improve their solution.
- Sharing the teams solution with the community is very important, because it can make a bigger impact and most likely improve peoples lives. The more people the team share it with, the better.
- On the tournament day, teams have to deliver a five-minute presentation to judges in which they demonstrate and explain, how they have identified, designed and shared their project.
- A poster about their Innovation Project will make it easier to explain their Project Solution and can be displayed in their Pit Area to inform the public and other teams about their project.
- Building a prototype of the solution they have invented, will help the team to better explain their project to the Judges.