Every year FIRST LEGO League (FLL) selects a topic for that year. This year (2007) it is called "Power Puzzle". As part of the challenges and activities that the team must perform they have to do a research/community project and presentation. FLL's requirements were that the team select a public building, do an energy audit of that building, and come up with means to help that building. Then they must share that information with the community.
The Lego Guards chose the Placer County - Auburn Public Library and with enthusiastic help of the library staff were able to complete the audit and suggest means of saving up to $47,000 per year in energy costs.
Click here to see information that relates to the Lego Guards auditing the library and their solutions to the Library's "Power Puzzle".
Click here to see where the Lego Guards went as Field Trips and resource visits that they were able to do. Plus there are links to appropriate energy sources in various articles that may be of interest.
Click here to see the team preparing the presentation, and information about what they do as part of that 5 minute section.
Click here to see the places that the team presented their research, in detail, to the community. This also is partly covered in the team section.
When we couldn't figure out how to put something about the project into one of the categories above, we put it here.