Hong Kong FLL Robotics Tournament

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups introduced FIRST LEGO League International Programme to Hong Kong in 2005. The local competition known as Hong Kong FLL Robotics Tournament (FLL) has been warmly received by local schools since its launch, with over 6,500 participants from 190 schools.

Teams are required to design, build and program a robot on their own in order to complete the missions on a table-top playing field. Moreover, under the guidance of coaches, they have to conduct a research on a real-world problem, such as energy crisis, food safety, trash recycling, etc., and create a solution with the knowledge of sciences and technologies. Through FLL, students not only could learn various concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), but also develop their creativity, teamwork and critical thinking, as well as cultivate their positive mind to face and solve different problems.

FLL (FIRST LEGO League) was formed in 1998 by the LEGO Company and its partner FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). FIRST is a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire the younger generation to celebrate science and technology.

What's New

2018/19 Hong Kong FLL Robotics Tournament
NEW An additional FLL Experience Day
Date: 27 October 2018 (Sat)
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Venue: CCST, Hong Kong Science Park
Application: https://goo.gl/1eV4M7

Teams Enrollment Forms
FLL Tournament: https://goo.gl/ujbpZs
NEW Video Competition: https://goo.gl/ZSHih5

Teams Workshops for Tournament
Robot Performance Workshop (RP)
RPA/B*: 24 Nov, 2018 (Sat) (10:00 – 13:00/ 14:00 – 17:00)
RPC/D : 19 Jan, 2019 (Sat) (10:00 – 13:00/ 14:00 – 17:00)
Venue: HKDI & IVE(LWL)
*Teams enrolled the FLL Video Competition could join these sessions.

Project Presentation and Teamwork Workshop (PT)
PTX: 1 Dec, 2018 (Sat) (10:00 – 13:00/ 14:00 – 17:00)
PTY: 15 Dec, 2018 (10:00 – 13:00/ 14:00 – 17:00)
Venue: HKDI & IVE(LWL)
Teams Workshops Application: https://goo.gl/bHCdjp

Other Information
FLL Field Set Ordering Form
Application for reissue the "Warranty and Official label": https://goo.gl/forms/mF7koV69kGZof5ds1
FLL Challenges (English) - Into Orbit

* Every successfully enrolled new school/non-profit organization could freely get one set of mission model of previous year as robot-building materials. If you would like to get the mission models, please make an enquiry to our FLL secretariat by email. Quotas are limited, first come first served.

Format

Format of FLL Tournament
This is a school-based inter-team competition that registration will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Each team comprises 5 to 10 students and 1 to 2 coaches.

Teams will compete in two divisions:
Primary Division: for 9-12 years old (<13 years old before 1 August 2019)
Secondary Division: for 12-16 years old (<17 years old before 1 August 2019)

All teams will participate in Robot Performance Challenges and 3 Judgings:

Robot Performance Challenge
Teams are required to use LEGO MINDSTORMS® kit to construct and program their robots to complete as many missions as possible on a table-top playing field within 2.5 minutes.

3 Main Judgings
1. Robot Design
Teams are required to introduce their robot engineering, software programmes and strategies on the field, as well as answer the questions by the Judging Panel on their robot design.

2. Project Presentation
Teams are required to do research project according to the theme of the year and give a presentation on the research in various format, including the reasons of choosing the research topic, the solutions of the real-world problem, and how the idea be shared with others, in front of the Judging Panel. Teams could also design and show a research poster to other teams for academic exchange.

3. Teamwork
Teams are required to complete a spontaneous task, and share their experience on their teamwork with the Judging Panel, in order to show the Core Value of FLL, including the sense of involvement, Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition®.

The winning teams may get the opportunity to represent Hong Kong to join the overseas tournaments competing and interflowing with teams around the world.

Each team must prepare
- HK$1000 Enrollment Fee (successfully enrolled team can choose to join 2 Workshops)
- Robot with LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education NXT/EV3 Controller (must be labeled with Warranty and Official label)
Application for reissue the "Warranty and Official label": https://goo.gl/forms/mF7koV69kGZof5ds1
- Field Set for Robot Performance Challenge
- The cost of materials for developing solutions
Format of Video Competition
In order to let more people to learn the Core Value of FLL* and its positive impact on teenagers, HKFYG launches an additional programme - FLL Video Competition. All youths in Hong Kong are welcomed to join!

*Core value of FLL: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/about-fll

Video Detail
Make a video to promote the Core Value of FLL and its positive impact on teenagers
The video must include a programmed EV3 and complete at least 3 missions from the Robot Performance Challenge
(“Into Orbit” Missions:https://goo.gl/5FhDLb)
The length of the video must be less than 2 minutes
The resolution of the video must be less than 720p (1280 x 720)
Cantonese, English or Mandarin could be used as the language in the video

Adjudication Criteria
Content of the video (50%)
Creativity of completing the 3 missions (30%)
Shooting and editing skills (20%)

Division and Team
Primary Division (<13 years old before 1 August 2019)
Secondary and Open Division (< 36 years old before 1 August 2019)
1-3 persons per Team (One extra adult must be added as the contact person if all team members are younger than 18 years old. The contact person should guarantee the Team can follow all instructions and rules)
-  each person can only join one Team
-  each Team can only submit one video

Fee
Free of charge

Awards
The Best FLL Video Award
The Most Creative Missions Award
The Best Shooting and Editing Award
The Most Popular Video Award
(The Awards will be revised according to the number participated Team)

Remarks
The method of submission will be announced later
All contents in the video, including pictures and music, must be original or royalty-free. The participant(s) or school(s) should bear the legal responsibilities of the copyright of the video. Organizer is not required to bear the responsibilities mentioned above.
Copyright of all award-winning video is owned by the Organizer and will be used as promotional purposes
Programme Schedule
Date Activities
2018 13 October (Sat)    Briefing Session cum FLL Experience Day
9 November (Fri)    Deadline of ALL Enrollment, including FLL Tournament, FLL Video Competition and Team Workshops
24 November (Sat) (am/pm)    Robot Performance Workshop A/B (RPA/RPB)*
1 December (Sat) (am)    Project and Teamwork Workshop X (PTX)*
15 December (Sat) (am)    Project and Teamwork Workshop Y (PTY) *
2019 18 January (Fri)    FLL Video Submission Deadline
19 January (Sat) (am/pm)    Robot Performance Workshop C/D (RPC/RPD)*
16-17 February (Sat-Sun) (Tentative)    2018/19 Hong Kong FLL Robotics Tournament
March - July    Winning teams prepare and participate in cross-border competitions
Overseas Exchange
2018 FLL World Festival
Carmel Secondary School had represented Hong Kong to join the FLL World Festival World Festival, which was held in Houston, USA in 16-23 April, 2018, competing with more than 100 teams from various countries and regions around the world! Apart from interflowing robot buildings, programming, research projects and presentation skills with other teams, the team had a great time for cultural exchanges from one another.
2018 FLL Open Invitational Central Europe
Tai Po Old Market Public School (Plover Cove) had represented Hong Kong to join the FLL Open Invitational Central Europe (OICE), which was held in Debrecen, Hungary in 13-22 May 2018, competing with more than 100 teams from various countries and regions around the world! Congratulation to Tai Po Old Market Public School (Plover Cove)! Owing to their in-depth research related of the theme - Hydrodynamics, they won the “Research Award” among competitors.

 

Useful Links


US FLL Official Website: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge

Semia Ltd. Website: http://www.first.semia.com.hk/fll/

Application for reissue the "Warranty and Official label": https://goo.gl/forms/mF7koV69kGZof5ds1

FLL Leaflet

Supporting Organizations

Supporting Organizations

HKFYG Centre for Creative Science and Technology