No specific design tips are appropriate for this list. Teams take a hint from Rule 42, bullet 11, "You wonít get help/advice about building or programming (thatís your challenge)." Coaching strategies are a different matter, of course! I've heard that the Obstacles are hard no matter what you try. We'll see over the next several weekends... What should teams do? 1) Observe what happens when your robot engages with the Obstacles 2) Think about what is happening that you don't like. What kinds of things can you do with your robot and its programming to eliminate or minimize them, or change them into something less annoying? 3) Look at the the parts you have on hand to build with. Look at the things that your programming language could be able to do. 4) Experiment 5) Test *) Return to step 1 Steve Scherr VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 7:52 PM, Steve Buchanan, Nick Grabar < [log in to unmask]> wrote: > Any tips on best type of wheels, speed, etc to successfully negotiate the > obstacle course?? > Coach Nick > > -- 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.