Other Programs

FIRST LEGO League Challenge

Littleton Robotics runs FIRST Lego League (FLL) Challenge competition programs for students in 4th-8th grade in the fall – one program based in Littleton, MA and another program based in Bolton, MA. We sometimes run a short summer program (July and August) as well. The regular FLL Challenge competition season runs August – December each year. Our programs are open to all students in area communities – we are not tied to a specific school or district.

By filling out the interest form below, you will be added to our email list to find out when these programs will run and how to register. You can usually expect to hear details in the late spring for that year’s programs.

PLEASE NOTE: Littleton Robotics is a 100% volunteer organization at all program levels. Our FLL competition teams require a parent or other family adult to participate so that the program can run. There are a variety of ways to meet this volunteer requirement that will be detailed when registration information is available.

An information packet for the Fall 2023 FLL program is now available, but our FLL programs in Littleton and Bolton are both full for 2023 with a waitlist.

If you have any questions, please reach out to info@littletonrobotics.org.

Sign up for the FLL Waitlist in Littleton to get information when it is available.

Sign up for the FLL Waitlist at Florence Sawyer School in Bolton to get information when it is available.

FIRST LEGO League Discover and Explore

FLL Discover (ages 4-6, 2-4 students per team) and FLL Explore (ages 6-10, 2-6 students per team) are the FIRST programs for younger students. Teams participate in once a week meetings for 10-12 weeks, which can start at any point in the year, and work together design a LEGO creation that addresses specific problems. At the end, teams can create a poster to showcase what they have learned and attend an Expo event to share their LEGO creation with the community.

Littleton Robotics does not run FLL Discover or FLL Explore programs in Littleton but does run FLL Explore teams in Bolton. The Bolton program is full for 2023 with an extensive waitlist, but we would be happy to answer questions for parents who want to establish their own Discover or Explore team. The program cost is low, especially when split among a few families, and comes with a structured week-by-week 10 session curriculum to follow. No previous experience is required of the adult coaches.

Girl Up Steminists of Littleton

Littleton Robotics launched our Girl Up Club, The Girl Up Steminists of Littleton, in June 2019.

The Girl Up Steminists of Littleton are comprised of students in grades 4-12 from Littleton and the surrounding towns. So far in 2022-2023, we have raised nearly $500 to build a new classroom for refugee girls in Uganda, as a part of the Give Her a Future Challenge. If you are interested in getting involved, or starting your own Girl Up Club, please email us at info@littletonrobotics.org.

Follow the Girl Up Steminists on Facebook and Instagram!

“No matter their background, girls have the power to transform themselves, their communities, and the world around them. Girl Up is a global movement of empowered young women leaders who defend gender equality. Through leadership development training, Girl Up gives girls the resources and platform to start a movement for social change wherever they are. For those who stand with us in this movement, there is no rest until we achieve equal rights for every girl. Because when girls rise, we all rise. Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010, and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.”

College Admissions Information Seminar

Since 2019, we have hosted a free College Admissions Information Seminar in the late winter/early spring for all parents and students. 

The seminar is presented by Nancy Federspiel of College Consulting Services and hosted by FRC 6328 Mechanical Advantage. There is always an extensive Q&A portion of the seminar. The information is generally designed to be presented to parents/guardians of current high school sophomores and juniors, but students and families of all ages are welcome to attend as well.

Tuesday, February 6, 2023
7-8pm Eastern
via Zoom

This seminar will be held by Zoom, register here and the link will be sent to you 24 hours in advance. Because the seminar will be held via Zoom, we welcome attendees from any location.

The seminar is presented by Nancy Federspiel of College Consulting Services and hosted by FRC 6328 – Mechanical Advantage. There will be a Q&A portion of the seminar.
 
The information is generally designed to be presented to parents/guardians of current high school sophomores and juniors, but students and families of all ages are invited to attend as well.
College Info Session

FLL Challenge "Advantage Scrimmage"

Since 2018, we have run Practice Interview Days and Scrimmages for FLL Challenge teams in the area. These practice days give FLL teams the opportunity to see what a competition is like, present to outside judges for constructive feedback, and practice robot matches on competition tables with referees and scoring. The feedback has always been incredibly positive!

On November 19, 2023 we will run a full FLL Challenge Scrimmage at the Northstar Campus of UMass Lowell Research Institute in Lincoln, MA. Thank you to Matt at UMLRI for helping us so much! Use the link below to register a team. Registration is $75/team, reduced/free fee waivers are available. 

Sunday, November 19, 2023
8am – ~3pm
UMass Lowell Research Institute
55 Old Bedford Road, Lincoln MA

Remote Learning

When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe in 2020, the world shifted to a model of remote learning. Our team also modified our training programs that were running at the time so that we could continue supporting our students’ STEM experiences while they remained safely at home.

The resources we developed for various learning and training programs used within our team are published so that they are publicly available for use by any team.

Questions or comments? Contact us at info@littletonrobotics.org.

FIRST LEGO League remote learning curriculum:

FRC 6328 remote learning curriculum:

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