LRC Jr.FLL Expo, Livingston, New Jersey
Join us in our annual outdoor Jr.FIRST LEGO League (Jr FLL) Expo event!
Like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LivingstonRobotics and see the information on the registration there. Limit 30 teams.
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM (note: the date for 2016 and going forward will be on the Saturday that is one week prior to the Memorial Day weekend) rain or shine (teams arrive at 10:00 AM; spectators can join at 11:00AM, no registration required for spectators)
Where: At the Livingston Oval.
Our big white 100′ x 40′ tent will be located at the intersection of South Livingston Avenue and Civic Center Road.
For Google Map, use “1 Civic Center Road, Livingston, NJ“.
For GPS, you may use “357 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ” to get you to the nearest intersection.
Parking: The entire area of Livingston Oval (Civic Center Road and Robert H Harp Drive) will be closed to vehicular traffics on that day. Park your car at the rear parking lot of the Livingston Municipal Building (357 South Livingston Avenue) then walk to our tent location, which will be across Livingston Ave. Please use caution when crossing the South Livingston Avenue as it is a busy roadway. Parking is also available at St. Philomena Church.
Rain: In case of rain, the event will be moved to Livingston High School (30 Robert H Harp Dr, Livingston, NJ). Park your car at the north parking lot along Wahler Road (near the football field and the Memorial swimming pool). Check our website main page. We will post on our site when we decide to move indoor.
Livingston Robotics Club’s Jr.FLL Expo is an unique experience combine a day of outdoor carnival setting with a fun show ‘n tell to share your Jr.FLL research, and an array of free enrichment activities. There will also be demonstrations from FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST Robotics Competition robots there to present a full array of FIRST programs.
Our Jr FLL Expo also coincides with the annual Livingston Youth Appreciation Week (YAW) Family Festival Day. Participants of Expo can also enjoy other free town-wide outdoor event for kids of all ages to have fun. Click here for detail YAW schedule.
Jr.FLL Expo Enrichment Activities*
In addition to the exhibitions done by children at a typical Jr.FLL Expo, we add special exhibitions and enrichment activities for participants provide enrichment contents and to inspire our young scientists and engineers. Some years there were also post Expo activities:
- 2010 Smart Move: Live video conference with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer on the Curiosity Mars rover that they were building. Computerized driver-less SUV from Princeton University. the participants created a card and sent it to NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission team (builders of Curiosity Mars rover). They received the response back from the mission team. See this article for the full story on that.
- 2011 Body Forward: BioBus, a mobile biomedical engineering lab plus field trip to St. Barnabas Medical Center to attend a special hands-on workshop in robotic surgery. They got to try out daVinci Surgery system. See this article for details of the post-expo event.
- 2012 Snack Attack: a 45-minutes interactive live science demonstrations by Mad Science about chemistry behind food. Stuff the Bus food drive.
- 2013 Super Seniors: a 45-minutes interactive live science demonstrations by Mad Science related to medicines.
- 2014 Disaster Blaster: a 45-minutes interactive live science demonstrations by Mad Science through fun activities such as vortex generator and hovercraft riding to demonstrate air pressure; Tesla coil and a piece of paper can catch fire to demonstrate the result of wild fires by lightnings; and a demonstration with chemical volcanic eruption. The participants were invited in the Summer of 2014 to visit the Weston Observatory and iRobot headquarters and make a connection to real-world applications by seeing New England earthquake monitoring station and robots that can help in rescue missions. See this article for details of the post-expo event.
- 2015 Think Tank: With the theme of places and tools for learning, we set up our 3D Printer Village to show the tools, 3D printers. There were DIY and open source printers built by students. The exhibiting printers including: Kossel Mini, Prusa i3, Ultimaker Original, and TETRIX printer.
* Special exhibits and activities (including post-Expo event) are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Email us at to request event registration information for Jr.FLL teams.
- If you are not yet familiar with Jr.FLL, see Jr.FLL Information Page