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I haven't been an FLL coach, but you might try the blindfolded instructions approach:

Go forward 4 steps.  Turn right.  Move forward until you hit the wall.  Turn left.  Go three steps.  Line yourself up with the table.  etc...

It's fun for team building, too!

Steve

On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 12:33 PM, Fredrik Nyman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Somewhat off-topic, but:

I'm having a hard time getting my kids to use sensors.  Since the sensors (color and gyro in particular) are pretty finicky, the kids think that there isn't much of an advantage of using them compared to doing navigation in terms of motor rotations.  

How is everyone else doing?  Have you found a way to convince the kids that the sensors are worthwhile?




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