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Frank Levine <[log in to unmask]>
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Frank Levine <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 23:50:43 -0500
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My $0.02 -

* Have them watch YouTube videos of other robots doing this year's
challenge and see if they can emulate any clever ideas they see.  They can
learn a lot that way.

* Spend some time teaching them about proportional control.  It's good for
all sorts of stuff in FLL.

* Challenge them to redesign their strategy to use different sensors.  If
they used color sensors and the gyro, challenge them to try to build
something that uses the ultrasonic sensor and touch sensors.

* Keep an eye out on this list - you'll often times see requests for teams
to come exhibit their robots at various events in the area

-Frank



On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 11:20 PM, Haihao Wu <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Our rookie team had a blast participating in the tournaments.  In the 2
> months leading to the competition, they developed great interest in
> Mindstorms programming and problem solving.  I thought it will be a waste
> if they do little with their new-found enthusiasm until next September.
> Would appreciate any suggestions from the seasoned teams on what activities
> you've tried that can maintain or even increase 4th/5th graders' interest
> throughout the year.
>
> Many thanks!
>
> Haihao
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