Saturday, October 4, 2008

First Lego League the Unofficial Guide Book Review

Written for both rookie and experienced teams, FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide includes in-depth coverage of topics like team formation and organization, robot building and programming, and the basics of getting involved with FLL. Before the authors delve into the specifics of robot and team building, they reveal the fascinating history of the FIRST organization and the sometimes puzzling structure of the FLL competition. Using a combination of real-life stories and candid commentary from actual FLL teams, as well as recollections of their own experiences, they offer an abundance of helpful guidance and dependable building and programming examples.

Kelly and Daudelin are both veteran FLL competitors, FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide is an all-in-one reference for FLL participants, from rookie coaches trying to organize new teams to veteran teams hoping for their next trophy.

Basically this book tells you everything you need to know to enter the 1st Lego League competitions - how to create a team, how to fund raise, how the competition works, what the judging is based on, how the kits work, what kid would be better for what circumstances. It gives excellent insight to every aspect of the competition.

If you aren't sure what the First Lego League is, it is an international program for kids ages 9 to 14 that combines a hands-on, interactive robotics program and research presentation with a sports-like atmosphere. It's a kind of geek Olympics for about 100,000 kids every year—a sporting event and science fair in one.

If this is something your kids would enjoy, I would highly encourage checking out this book! There are several places to purchase this book including O'Reilly and Amazon.


Melody-Jane Symonds said...

How do you rate this books for adults who like LEGO, but have no kids?

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