FIRST LEGO League: Q-7s used for interactive robot application

Building LEGO-robots with SGM light.

LEGO and FIRST joined together to host a robot-building competition.

The FIRST LEGO League Challenge

The FIRST LEGO League Challenge invited teams to solve a real-world problem with the help of a robot made from LEGO.

The robots used light sensors which were calibrated on the practise tables and Utopium were tasked with ensuring the colour balance and light levels were identical across the practice and competition tables. Each competition table was illuminated using a Q-7 flood light, which was perfect for the light sensor application. In this way, they were able to create an engaging environment which reflected the interactive nature of the competition.

About the contest: An alliance between FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology), Lego and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the contest challenged young people to develop skills in design and technology, programming and control, mathematics and strategic thinking.

Products used

One Q-7 was used for each table, illuminating the robots.


Location: University of the West of England

Suppliers: Evans Audio Visual Staging & Utopium