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  • Points at Launch

    On my first glance at the rules, I figure that at launch, every team will start the game with 75 points.

    Mission 14: 60 points (no "precision" deductions) (I actually like this way of doing penalties since no team can receive negative points)
    Mission 12: 15 points (a white 1-story structure begins in the white circle) - 5 points for 1 level and 10 points for color matching.

    Am I reading it right?


  • #2
    I agree with your 75 points, is1c.

    I'm imagining a team of itty bitty rookies, able to bump one lever on the crane, with a tiny robot that fits in the small inspection area. 20 + 5 + your 75 gimmes means we should 100 points as a minimum score of a team that made it to the table. So maybe almost all scores this year will be three digits.

    I'm really hoping a lot of the rookie and some other coaches USE the link to the EV3 Overview on the Challenge page. For a team with zero experience, and a coach who never learns the first block or brick, this will put them on a good track. FIRST promised that one mission would come with a good method for noobs, and I'm happy with how they did it. I kinda wish they advertised it a bit more, though. Maybe that comes with the kids' notebooks and the coach's guide.

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    • #3
      If your robot fits in the small small area such that you get the advantage bonus, you'll start out with 80 points:
      • Mission 14: 60 points for precision
      • Mission 12: 10 points white color match
      • Mission 12: 5 points for 1 level
      • Mission 12: 5 advantage bonus points
      There is no advantage bonus for mission 14, so you don't also get 5 points for that.

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      • #4
        Sheesh... I finally realized that color matching means the block matches the color of the circle on the mat. I was trying to make blocks in two circles match somehow.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rbbbbb View Post
          I'm really hoping a lot of the rookie and some other coaches USE the link to the EV3 Overview on the Challenge page.
          Have you seen a link to the previous six lessons packed into that first slide at https://firstinspiresst01.blob.core....3-overview.pdf ?

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          • #6
            I haven't seen a link to anything about the first six lessons other than what's on the link itself.

            There was some discussion about this at the Partner level, about giving a method and some code to run for one mission, aimed at the rookie coach/teams who are just feeling totally lost in the woods. I know FIRST wants this to happen. Lets see what comes out in the Coach's guides when they get snail mailed. And Lego Education may get involved.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rbbbbb View Post
              I haven't seen a link to anything about the first six lessons other than what's on the link itself.

              There was some discussion about this at the Partner level, about giving a method and some code to run for one mission, aimed at the rookie coach/teams who are just feeling totally lost in the woods. I know FIRST wants this to happen. Lets see what comes out in the Coach's guides when they get snail mailed. And Lego Education may get involved.
              It's already at this URL: http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge

              It looks like this:

              crane_mission.JPG
              FIRST LEGO League Mentor and Referee/Head Referee since 2011.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tom Mosher View Post

                It's already at this URL: http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge
                The files are also on https://www.firstinspires.org/resour...-and-resources at the very bottom of the "Challenge Materials" section.
                Kansas City Region Head Ref 2014-present
                KC Region coaches and teams can ask FLL robot game rules questions at [email protected]

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by someonewhobikes View Post

                  The files are also on https://www.firstinspires.org/resour...-and-resources at the very bottom of the "Challenge Materials" section.
                  Do we know why there are two different sources? Seems confusing.

                  (I guess we're also off-topic for this thread...)
                  FIRST LEGO League Mentor and Referee/Head Referee since 2011.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tom Mosher View Post

                    It's already at this URL: http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge

                    It looks like this:

                    crane_mission.JPG
                    Tom, the robot is already mostly built in those instructions. And the other link is just the EV3 program.

                    Is there a link to the preceding six lessons available?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dwalend View Post

                      Tom, the robot is already mostly built in those instructions. And the other link is just the EV3 program.

                      Is there a link to the preceding six lessons available?
                      Sorry, I do not know for certain.
                      FIRST LEGO League Mentor and Referee/Head Referee since 2011.

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                      • #12
                        The robot is about 95% based on the old "Educator," so these instructions will get you close.

                        https://le-www-live-s.legocdn.com/sc...3e8358e7a7.pdf

                        The only difference I see is a brick holding the motor cables in place.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Rbbbbb View Post
                          The robot is about 95% based on the old "Educator," so these instructions will get you close..
                          Thanks!

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