Los Angeles Region FIRST® LEGO® League (LAR FLL)
2011 Food FactorTM Challenge -- Keeping Food Safe

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2011 Food Factor Teaser and Logo

Can FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) teams improve the quality of food by finding ways to prevent food contamination? In the 2011 Food Factor Challenge, over 200,000 9-14 year olds from over 55 countries will explore the topic of food safety and examine the possible points of contamination our food encounters – from exposure to insects and creatures, to unsterile processing and transportation, to unsanitary preparation and storage – then find ways to prevent or combat these contaminates. In the Food Factor Challenge, teams will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT to solve a set of Food Safety missions as well as research, develop, and share their innovative food safety solutions. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FLL’s signature set of Core Values.

2011 Food Factor FLL Challenge

2011-2012 Season Calendar

2011 Costs for California - Los Angeles Teams

 Team Registration 990305 $225.00 $21.94 $15.75 $262.69
 FLL Robot Set (new teams) 979792 $420.00 $40.95 $29.40 $490.35
Subtotal (New Team Grants)
 $645.00 $62.89 $45.15 $753.04
 Field Set-up Kit 779697   $65.00   $6.34   $4.55   $75.89
 Total Products
 $710.00 $69.23 $49.70 $828.93
 Field Table (new teams) *
 Project presentation materials & optional T-shirts
 Tournament Registrations (October) **  $40-$110   

* Use dry lumber to reduce weight and warping. Select boards that are not warped. Stiffeners can be omitted if you support the field table with a standard table (preferably an 8' long table) instead of saw horses.

** Local tournaments fees are typically $40-$50. Qualifying tournament fees are $60. Attend one of each if possible.

2011 Grants

Event Types

2011 Events

How to Register for Events

FLL Team Registration & Events System

2011 Food Factor Overview Document  (Teaser, Calendar, Costs - PDF)


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