Fri, 2 Oct 2009 12:49:48 -0700
I’ll entertain second "coaches' info
session" in City of Fairfax
Regional Library on Tuesday October 6 from 6:00 pm to
9:30 pm. A meeting room has been reserved with capacity of 30+. Please check
the library’s webpage for the location of the library - http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/fx/
Now many VADC FLL teams enter the “middle
season” They may start the phase 2 of the project. The prototypes of the
Lego robots for this year’s missions have been built and the programming is
under way – everything is getting more and more exciting!
While the new coaches are more confident with
handling the FLL activities, they may look for a space of relaxing the feet and
exchanging ideas and brainstorming open questions with fellow coaches! If you
are pounding with these thoughts, this Coaches' Info Session might be just for
While I am pleased with the communication /
info exchange among the attendees, I will try running this workshop in more
orderly fashion, especially at the first 2 hours.
If you will be able to answer the following
questions, you are probably too advanced to gain extra benefit through this
session. Otherwise, you will not be disappointed!
When you build, program a Lego robot to execute your game plan,
what is the most important quality objective that you should always focus on so
your robot can achieve a satisfactory performance (high mission scores, etc.)?
You programmed your robot to move from point A to point B with
such maneuver – the robot moves forward straight with a give distance from
point A, makes a 45-degree turn, and moves forward again to reach point B
– If you send out your robot 5 times in a row, do you get at least 4 satisfactory
Which NXT-G block will make the robot to “pause”? and how can you use “pause”?
Have you seen a FLL robot did all missions, flipped over the wall
and completed all missions on the other table?
Have you seen FLL robots mission performances that completed all mission
in one program?
Have you thought a way to minimize the environment deviation
between your table and the tables in other place such as these in a tournament?
Are the Rules of the robot game providing some good ideas for your
team to design/build, to program and to run the game missions?
I strongly recommend you to bring cameras or even camcorders to the meeting. It
is a public event. Large stack of attachments and strategic pieces built by the
former FLL teams for the past challenges will be displayed and YOU CAN TOUCH
THEM and PICTURE THEM.
I want to also point out if the space allows, I welcome the FLL
team members to attend the meeting as long as they are under the supervision of
the team coaches / mentors.
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