T3 MENTORS FLL FROM JR. TO TECH CHALLENGE
Truck Town Thunder volunteers and provides for the Brandon community through active involvement with many STEM and robotics related events, such as camps and charity events. The main goal of Truck Town Thunder participating in these events is to spread awareness of FIRST, STEM, and team robotics as a whole, especially to younger elementary students so that scientific thought is given a chance to grow in younger generations.
BROCHURE: T3 FIRST Programs Explained
JR. FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
Jr. FIRST Lego League
Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-9, JuniorFIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them. Just like FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®), this program features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches and the Jr.FLL Core Values, students work with LEGO elements and moving parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review.
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
Introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.
FIRST TECH CHALLENGE
FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.