Short challenges designed to get students making and exploring more quickly, less restrictive than an intro class or competing on a team. Each challenge does have rules and requirements that the students have to adhere to so it isn’t simple a complete time of free building. Additionally, they are smaller teams (1 Robot for every 2 students) and an opportunity for new students to develop their teamwork skills. Lastly, it promotes student mentorship as FLL team members get to share what they have learned with new students.
Past challenges have been The Robot Derby (design, build, and program racing robots) and SuGo Showdown (design and build a sumo robot to compete against another sumo robot).