October 11, 2019

Mission Horizon Challenge Q&A

Post all your questions for the Mission Horizon Challenge here.  A response to your question will be provided by Doug as soon as time allows.  If you would like to comment on others posts, feel free to share.

 

Please post your question in the following way:

                    Mission #

                    Question

Example: 

        Question:  Mission 1, How is my team supposed to construct the Team Space Probe?

        Doug's Answer:  Mission 1, Students will be free to design and construct their Team Space Probe with as many LEGOs as possible, from any source.  Finished probe must meet all the requirements of the mission to receive a score.

 If you have questions that cover more than one mission, please submit multiple questions.

This will make it easier for everyone to review the Q&A as they search the comments.

2019/10/20

Gayla Webb said:

Mission 4 – Star Gate
Do the items sent through the star gate have to touch the mat on the competitor’s board?

2019/10/20

Doug RCX said:

Mission 4: Star Gate
First, lets clarify “through the Star Gate”. The referee will NOT monitor if the Star Gate Object went through the Star Gate. The referee will only monitor where the robot positions the Star Gate Object on the opponents mat.

Now to your question.
The Star Gate Object does not have to touch the mat.
The referee will look downward, from above the Star Gate Object. If in the referee’s opinion the Star Gate Object is partially or completely in the Space Station Staging Area, you receive a score.

2019/10/20

Gayla Webb said:

MIsion 4 Star Gate
Where do you measure from when placing the star gate?

2019/10/20

Doug RCX said:

Placement of the Star Gate is located on the Coaches Meeting video, minute 17:00.

Your tape measure should start at the inside edge of the wooden board. The wooden board and the mat should be at the same distance.

Your wooden board may have some age to it, meaning the board may have bowed or worped outward. Measure to the best of your ability such that the tape measure is lined up with the edge of the mat.

2019/10/20

Gayla Webb said:

Mission 2
When measuring to add the flying asteroid, where do you begin measurements?

2019/10/20

Doug RCX said:

Placement of the Flying Asteroid is located on the Coaches Meeting video, minute 14:45.

Follow the same process as explained for the Star Gate.

2019/10/20

Gayla Webb said:

Mission 2 – Drill
How many times do you wind it?

2019/10/20

Doug RCX said:

Mission 2
The Drill Bit will be wound 1×.
Additional info can be found on the Starting/Scoring doc.

2019/10/27

Tammy said:

CAn you show me a pic of 2 boards put together like they will be at competition? I can’t get my boards lined up right. Thanks.

2019/10/27

Doug RCX said:

Mission 4 Star Gate

I added 2 documents to the webpage to help teams prepare.

Mission Horizon 4 Table Layout
Mission 4, Practice Mat

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