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What is Virtual FLL?

Our Virtual FIRST LEGO League program was sparked by a promise to help train members of one of the FLL teams we mentor in the spring of 2020. Unfortunately this plan was derailed by the COVID19 pandemic and the closures of schools. Though this didn't stop us, we were determined to find a way to bring robotics to the kids. We decided to use the Virtual Robotics Toolkit and Google Classroom to run a 6 week online program. Each week we gave the students 1 challenge to complete using the toolkit and a virtual EV3 robot and met with them via Google Meet to give them support. This allowed the members to learn coding concepts and improve their coding skills to put to use next FLL season.

Challenges and Resources

Here you can find all of the challenges and resources we provided for our classes so that you can try them too!

Getting Started:

Ask your parents for help and please read through all steps BEFORE installing the software!

Windows:

1. Download and install the Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) and LEGO Mindstorms from the following link: https://www.firstroboticscanada.org/cancode/vrt/

*note: Installing VRT may force restart your computer with no warning*

2. When VRT asks for an activation key copy and paste the verification code from https://www.firstroboticscanada.org/cancode/vrt/

Mac:

1. Download and install the Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) from the following link: https://www.firstroboticscanada.org/cancode/vrt/

*note: Installing VRT may force restart your computer with no warning

2. When VRT asks for an activation key copy and paste the verification code from https://www.firstroboticscanada.org/cancode/vrt/

Week One Challenge:

Week Two Challenge:

Week Three Challenge:

Week Four Challenge: