Our team uses LEGO Mindstorm EV3 system. As required by the FLL rules, our team's robot is made of LEGO and EV3 parts. To program our robots, we use the EV3 programming software. This software is highly image-based, and uses block-like modules to tell our robot what to do.
For the game this year, the theme is FLL Animal Allies. There are several missions that teams may accomplish in 2 minutes and 30 seconds of the robot game with an autonomous (not remote controlled) robot.
Robot comprises of motors, sensors, EV3/ NXT brick and robot attachments. Don't worry if your robot design does not work the first time.
Try to use a proportional line follower to follow any lines on the robot game mat. Also, try experimenting with different programming blocks.
Step 1: Find a real world problem related to the FLL challenge for the current year.
Step 2: Reach out to experts in the related field to get input regarding the project idea.
Step 3: Design a solution and test for proper working.
Step 4: Reach out to organizations and people for showing the project solution and get feedback.
Step 5: Pick a delivery style and prepare for the presentation for the FLL challenge.
Step 6: Present the project solution in the FLL competition.
Click on the PID Line Follower link to visit a helpful website to learn more.
The FIRST forum is a great for asking questions. Also, a lot of tips can be found there.
Click on the website link to learn more about EV3 and NXT programming through various tuitorials.