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September 27, 2018
Written by Doug Geiman
Kathleen Kirk said:
Do we need to keep the Legos in their respective bags? Can we put them all in a bin? What is the best way for students to find the pieces they need to build mission objects?
The bagged LEGO pieces are in no specific order to help assemble the Mission Objects. I reccomend emtying all the bags at one time.
Separate by color, size and brick type.
As you assemble the Mission Objects, double check your work for accuracy. Remember, there will be about 100 extra LEGO pieces in the unassembled LEGOs sets
Sheila Cunningham said:
Please clarify. The building objects, wood and rock, score if moved from original position or if moved back to the safe zone, not the campsite, correct? I am assuming you misspoke about the campsite because of the text. That is not the secret mission, is it?
Doug RCX said:
Review the Starting and Scoring document for Materials scoring. This should answer your question.
Clarify your secret mission.
Brian Cline said:
Does the robot start at the campsite for every mission?
What is the best tape to use to keep the mat stuck to the plywood? Double face tape is having problems sticking to the plywood.
The robot ALWAYS starts in the Safe Zone.
I use Double sided tape from the hardware store. I have used a 3M product that looks like Scotch Tape, it doesn’t work.
Be careful, some of the double sided tape doesn’t want to come off at the end of the season.
Rhonda Bell said:
Last year we had a sheet like the ones the judges/referees used that we could use during practice for scoring purposes. Is there a sheet like that that lists all of the missions and their potential scores?
Douglas Geiman said:
Thanks for reminding me. I will get it done by Monday.
Leigh Ann Summers said:
Mission 17 says a MAX of 120 points, but when you add 25, 35, 40, and 60 together, it’s 160 points AND you said @ the Coach’s meeting that the students can technically do ALL 4 parts of 17. Is 120 a typo? Thank you! :-)
Louis Peters said:
Mission 15: Does the campfire need to be completely within the camp site or is partial OK?
Mission 5: Our kids were wondering if the Scorpion cages can themselves be on other pieces of lego, which may potentially make it easier to move and position them?
The Secret Mission will be divided between Mission 7& Mission 17.
1st, all 4 parts of Mission 17 can be accomplished with 1 robot. Total Point value is 160 Points
2nd, due to the popularity to include the Pig at our feast, Mission 7 will include the option to deliver the Pig to the Oven for an increased score to 35 Points.
To clarify where to deliver the Pig at the Oven
There is No area outlined on the mat to use to identify a location to deliver the Pig to, so below will define the area of the Oven.
From the East Wall to the east side of the Campsite. An imginary line will extend to the South Wall.
From the South Wall to an imaginary line that will extend from the north side of the Campsite toward the Cave.
Referees will be gracious when awarding the points for the Pig at the Oven.
Review the Starting & Scoring document. Partially and completely both are good.
When you say “if the Scorpion cages can themselves be on other pieces of lego”, if you mean “attach” additional LEGOs to the Scorpion Cage, the answer is No per the General Rules. If you mean use additional LEGOs that are “Un attached” to the Scorpion Cages, the answer is Yes.
Just remember that the Referee needs to be able to visually see that the Scorpion Cage is partially of completely “over” the Scorpion.
Christopher Kidd said:
Based on the comment from Gayla Webb, my team is wondering how controlled can they “control the ball”? They have built a bottomless box the ball falls into; so the ball touches the mat and rolls when the box is moved.
The Ball is designed to cause chaos. The robot, attachements, &/or other devises may be designed to control the action of the Ball.
How your team controls the Ball is up to them.
Campbell ridgeRobotics said:
The students here are curious if “shark” can be added to the food menu?
I like the tought, but No shark for the menu.
Campbell Ridge Robotics said:
The students are having issues getting their robots to see the specific color of the strip by the guardian. Is there something they can try that others have had luck with.
Calibrating the sensor is vital. I recomend using a “shadow box” to limit the ambient light from the room.
The green colors on the mat will cause conflict. Calibrate the sensor from the beach side of the island. Limit the calibration range in the programming.
You may have to use motor commands in combination with the sensor.
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