Sorry if this is a stupid question, I am a rookie coach, I thought the FLL match is 2.5 minutes (150 seconds). But Mr. Stave Scherr said this is a 250-second match (below), is this a typo? Or I misread? Thanks Jason Sent from my iPhone On Sep 25, 2012, at 12:56 PM, VA/DC Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Also see Robot Game Update 3 at > http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge/robotgameupdates. [The Updates > are really important--more important than any of the other Robot Game > documents.] > > "Every year there's one mission that's supposed to make the challenge > impossible to finish" > > In fact, it is not believable that any robot will score 118 points out > of the Cardiovascular mission. Even if the robot did no other > missions, in a 250-second match the robot would have to average 7 > seconds for each trip. And the trips get progressively less > worthwhile (with one notable exception.) > > I hope that your teams won't think that just because they cannot > achieve all the mission points, that the mission isn't worthwhile. It > is designed for teams of all skill levels to be able to continuously > improve. Does your team have 20 seconds left over in the match, where > the robot will just be sitting around? Then send it to the cardio > machine and earn 5 more points! (Or 3) (or maybe 13, but I doubt that > I'll see more than one of those...) > > Newer teams that cannot score on other missions will probably be able > to do this one several times. > Experienced teams that want to maximize their scores will look for > ways to do it faster and squeeze one more click into their match. > All teams will have to weigh the risk of trying for one more cardio > click versus allowing enough time to earn points on the Transitions > mission. > > With the introduction of the "unending" or "infinite" missions, the > Robot Game is more open ended, and introduces more strategy and > decisions for teams to make, as well as allowing all teams the > opportunity to keep scoring points during the match. > > Steve Scherr > VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor > > On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Emler, Paul <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >> Watch the video. This is the mission created this year to separate the top >> teams. It is a time killer. It was designed that way. >> >> >> >> From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC >> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ram Boreda >> Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 11:59 AM >> To: [log in to unmask] >> Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Cardiovascular Exercise Mission - 36 trips? >> >> >> >> Hi all, >> >> To score the full 118 points on Cardiovascular exercise >> missions, does the Robot need to make 36 trips to the Base? Since the Robot >> can only turn the pin wheel 90 degrees at a time and it needs to go back to >> base before it touches the pin wheel again, we would need to click the wheel >> 36 times. Our team is thinking about 6-8 runs in total and is concerned that >> they will be able to get only a small number of points from the Cardio >> machine. >> >> >> >> Are we mis-understanding or mis-interpreting something here? >> Your insights will be highly appreciated. >> >> >> >> Best Regards, >> Ram Boreda > > -- 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-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe. -- 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-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.