The Ultimate Training Tool for Popular National Robotics Programs.

Curriculum

We are providing the strategy worksheets for each of our mats, similar to the ones provided by TechBrick each year. In addition, there is a Microsoft Word template for mission development. We are asking those who develop training missions for these mats to record them and email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you purchase any mat you will be notified when new missions have been submitted or you can check back at this page.

A Note About Programming: The curriculum guides outline conceptual missions. Detailed programming steps and robot construction is so well covered on the web that we have only focused on goal-oriented aspects of the missions


Download All Worksheets in a single zip file:
zipRobotMatsAllDocuments.zip
Right click and choose 'save file/link as..."


FREE: Amazing TechBrick Lego Ruler with Stud Counters

Print Your Own! This ruler has been downloaded from TechBrick.com tens of thousands of times. Get one today!

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You can download a press ready PDF of the cool TechBrick ruler we've been giving out at tournaments.

pdfTechBrickRulesRobotMatsRuler.pdf

Features

  • English and metric scales.
  • LEGO stud counter.
  • Read these special instructions first:
  • You must print this on US Legal Paper
  • (8.5 * 14 inches US)
  • Print it on card stock for best results.
  • Trim carefully at crop marks.
  • Make SURE that Acrobat is set to print at 100% and NOT fit to page or margins.
  • This file can be used for commercial CMYK (4 color) printing or printing on home or office color printers.

Field Work Sheets

These are scaled representations of each mat with inches and metric scales. They are to be use to plan missions.

pdfRobotMatsWorksheetCounting.pdf

pdfRobotMatsWorksheetGeneral.pdf

pdfRobotMatsWorksheetLines.pdf

pdfRobotMatsWorksheetCountryCity.pdf


Missions for Mats

These are provided to get you thinking about the possibilities. The goal is to create series for standard excercizes you can do with each new class of students.  Be create, add objects, barriers, and elements. Make your own challenges.

Generic Work Sheet

Generic template in MS Word for you to make your own curriculum sheets.

docRobotMatsMissionTemplate.doc

General Practice Mat

Lines and Grids

Counting and Targets

Country City Story Mat

Competition Mat

Basic Grids

Table Top 28" Mats

Light Sensor Mania


Programming/Tutorials

There are so many great programming resources available. Below are some of the best. Looking for something? Search on GOOGLE.

General Resources

https://code.org/ 
Staggering amount of free resources on programming.

http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/content/lego/ev3/ 
Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy Curriculum: The Best

NXT

http://www.nxtprograms.com
This site has a limitless set of bot and programs. It is the best place to start.

http://www.ortop.org/NXT_Tutorial
Another site with amazing tutorials and resources.

http://www.cs2n.org/activities/courses
From Carnegie Mellon, the leader in NXT education.

EV3

Mindstorms Official How to Program Page
https://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/learn-to-program

EV3 tutorials: By students, for students
http://www.legoengineering.com/ev3-tutorials-by-students-for-students

EV3 Lessons from the Seshan Brothers
http://ev3lessons.com


Parts

One of the key ways to excel in FLL competitions is to look for rare or custom parts.

These are some of best resources:

http://www.bricklink.com

https://www.toybrickbrigade.com

http://www.brickowl.com


FieldKitsPrevious Field Kits

You can find complete field kits for previous FLL challenges at the three parts sites listed above. Just search for the name of the challenge. See the image to right for an example.

The FLL Tournament Scoring Site has a concise list of the challenges with descriptions.

http://www.flltournament.com/ChalList.aspx


Searching for Answers

You can find a bewildering range of solutions on google. Here are some examples:


Challenge Resources

TechBrick has resources for each year's challenge:

Current Year:  http://techbrick.com/Lego/Lego2016/Resources

Previous Years:  http://techbrick.com/Lego/TechBrick/FLLChallenges

 


Why wait for your competition mat each year to begin to train your rookies or build the skills of your current team members? You can start today with our universal training mats. They provide every scenario required to teach all the fundamentals of EV3/NXT/RCX programming and similar robotics systems. You can use this for FIRST LEGO League (FLL), VEX, FIRST TECH CHALLENGE (FTC), Wonder Workshop (dash and dot), Bee-Bots, and any other programmable robot system.