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Mona Czeszewski <[log in to unmask]>
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Mona Czeszewski <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 8 Oct 2015 10:46:30 -0400
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Hello! My name is Mona & we are new to Virginia and are looking for a Lego
Robotics Team for my son to join. We have our own Mindstorms robot, if that
helps.

Are there any teams near Ashburn that my 9 year old can join?

Best regards,
Mona
248-251-2818



On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 9:10 AM, Shiva Bachu <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I am second year coaching - other's correct me: if I am wrong.
> Penalties:
> 1)  Yes - Robot can touch the walls
>
> 2)  Remember always try to bring the robot back to base "safety", if the
> robot stuck anywhere you/ref can pick the robot but - all the items you are
> trying to bring to safety is not considered mission completed.  For
> example: Plastic Bags, Building Salvage, Methane..etc   And I believe you
> can't resume them too..
> Missions
> 1)  Robot can load the blocks to the sorting tray
>
> 2) bins are already on the mat - four:  Black, blue and yellow sorting
> bins and landfill bin
>
> 3) One team place the bin in the west transfer or west transfer loading
> dock - so that other team can take it to their base - then both teams get
> 60 points per bin
>
> 4) You don't have to bring the other team bin to your safety, the bin is
> considered as "in west transfer area" for other team for their points
> consideration
>
> Project:
> No penalties, but graded based on all questions  See "Project Rubric"
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__firstlegoleague.org_sites_default_files_Official-5FEvent-5FInfo_World-5FFestival_SeniorSolutions_Project-2520Rubric.pdf&d=BQIFaQ&c=eLbWYnpnzycBCgmb7vCI4uqNEB9RSjOdn_5nBEmmeq0&r=J5fb0ELkRoh7TzAGYz99sSMvB-c7i4AC0HDT2OVPrww&m=VpEjULxD69HVYtKbRWHTQovF5d0P4AW39Ou29t6v46U&s=dSLBSPeZW_01b-kwJirGKl_4yOOp0s4wF1NLKeJxG4Q&e= 
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__firstlegoleague.org_sites_default_files_Official-5FEvent-5FInfo_World-5FFestival_SeniorSolutions_Project-2520Rubric.pdf&d=BQMFaQ&c=eLbWYnpnzycBCgmb7vCI4uqNEB9RSjOdn_5nBEmmeq0&r=J5fb0ELkRoh7TzAGYz99sSMvB-c7i4AC0HDT2OVPrww&m=S8NVuzKbLkhtCJZHfStVFtXO7SMtz60NTUrfiKoMyDU&s=xQxLQasfQZl0R5biXhsSM-4jkJU50Dwia_GyA_aOEOQ&e=>
>
> Thanks
> Shiva Bachu
>
> On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 8:36 AM, Saritha Mankala <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> All,
>>
>> We are a rookie team participating for the first time. Have some
>> questions about penalties and what can be done and what cannot be done.
>> Thank you so much for your time in advance. Can you all please help us by
>> answer our questions.
>>
>> Penalties
>>
>> 1. Can the Robot touch the walls of the board?
>>
>> 2. Lets say Robot went on a route to perform a mission, can we pick it up
>> and bring it back to the base after the mission is complete rather than
>> letting it  come back by itself. We do understand there will be a penalty,
>> but can we do that even if we get a penalty? How many penalties can a team
>> get? Is there  a number after which you are disqualified?
>>
>> Missions
>>
>> 1. In the sorting mission, we start with 2 blue and  2 black blocks that
>> are already placed and then you can add more through your robot. Is that
>> correct assumption? If you don't add then you only sort the four blocks.
>>
>> 2. The bins for the sorting mission will already be on the mat. We don't
>> have to move them from safety and then do the sorting?
>>
>> 3. For the Using recycled material mission, does the Robot need to pick
>> up the bin from the mat and then place it on the wall for the other team to
>> pick up or we will have an extra bin in safety to use?
>>
>> 4. If the other team has placed the bin for us to pick up in recycled
>> material mission, is it ok if we don't pick it up or we have to pick up if
>> they place the bin? What will happen if we don't pick up in case we have to
>> pick up?
>>
>>
>> Project Judging and Core Values
>>
>> 1. If a team member is asked to answer a question and if they cannot
>> answer, can another team member answer for them or the judges will move on
>> to the next team member with a different question? Is there a penalty for
>> not answering the question?
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Saritha
>>
>>
>>
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