there are various innovation based competitions coming up cultivating the ‘Think-out-of-the-box’ mindset among students. One such huge platform is FLL (First Lego League), where school teams from various countries, research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution.They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology, then compete on a table-top playing field.
Among 255,000+ participants, with a dream of proudly representing their Nation at International level, one such team was India. Climbing the ladders from Regional to National and now International, this team including students of different age groups from grade 8 with their mentors Mr. Aman Jindal and Mr. Gaurav Singh (Team from TECHNOPLANET) successfully represented India at International Level.
The competition was held in Sydney from 6 to 9 July encountering 38 teams from 22 countries across the globe.
The team bagged First Prize in Project presentation and was also awarded Second Prize in the Robot Game.
Team ‘DARK DINOS’ representing India at First Lego League, Australia.
Pillars of Dark Dinos Aman kaushal, Divyansh Naagar, Garv Sharma, Utkarsh Singh, Shivam Sharma, Romir Malik, Aryan Bajaj, Raghav Ailawadi, Rakshan Bhat, Shaurya Verma.This year’s theme was “Animal Allies” where they have to portray an innovative idea making human-animal interaction better.
Team DARK DINOS came up with a revolutionary system named as T.A.C.L.S :”TRAIN ANIMAL COLLISSION LIMITER SYSTEM”This system helps in reducing train-animal collisions with the help of sensors and LED panels that are placed across the tracks. When the sensor senses an animal within its range the LEDs starts blinking abruptly so as to distract it away. If the animal still comes onto the track the driver gets intimated about its presence through a wireless network and thus saving the creature’s life.
One of the Team members added
‘FLL was a fun learning experience, we explored many new ideas meant to save animal lives. Interacting with different teams from various countries built our confidence level. All in all, it was a great experience with a beautiful nation to visit. Shivam Sharma (Team Leader)
The competition adds up to tons of fun while students learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along with their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s signature Core Values.