At 12:15 AM -0400 10/10/09, Deborah A. Gribben wrote: >Are we the only team who can't figure out a way to get over the rolling bars? Your team might benefit from a brainstorming session. Reflecting on the season's Transportation theme, you could encourage them to step away from the table and the robot and have a discussion about how various vehicles deal with impediments in the real world. Cars and bikes are somewhat versatile at driving over stuff, and construction equipment, military vehicles, off-road vehicles and some others are designed with that in mind. You could have them brainstorm about what sorts of barriers real-world vehicles drive up/down/over, and what strategies their makers and/or drivers use to do so. Perhaps such free thinking will lead them to a new way of approaching the robot design, drive train, attachments or the driving path, that will defeat that pesky obstacle. Mike -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ADMIN-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-admin-l.html to subscribe.