FLL Mission Overview Part 7 - Wave Turbine
Objective: Move a team-designed Wave Turbine to the Ocean west (left) of the sandy beach.
Point Worth: 25 points.
Mission Location: Ocean area west (left) of the sandy beach. (The ocean around the House)
Estimated Difficulty Level: 2/10
Time Length Rating: Medium
Unique Challenge Aspects: The fact that you bring your own team designed mission makes this mission very unique. Though the design of the Wave Turbine is not scored, it would still be worthwhile to make a good design. The only requirement about the design of the Wave Turbine is that it must have at least two parts that can move independantly of each other.
Because the distance from Base to the ocean is a considerable amount, we have given this a medium time length rating. Also, because this mission must be team-designed and incorporates two moving parts, we have rated this mission's difficulty 2/10.
Jonathan's Comments: Although FLL encourages teams to make a meaningful design, they note that it won't be judged. Hence, it's most beneficial to make the model in a way that is most convenient for the robot to move.
It is almost as though they just want to see if you can get your bot to move from base to the beach. But even that can't be it, since there are simple ways to perform this mission without going anywhere near the beach.
Teams should receive degree-of-difficulty points for the ingenuity with which they deploy their turbine. I would love to see a team simply release the bot, and the moment it clears the base, it FLINGS the wave turbine over the house and into the ocean for a field goal.
Tree Planting and Wind Turbines are relatively easy as well.
That's overly arrogant from a "newby". If you act like that you certainly won't win any Gracious Professional awards!
Both this site and Joshua's site have descriptions that they took time and effort to post in order to help people. You could be a little bit more appreciative of both of the efforts.
I posted that comment because there are many on my team who feel that certain people are a little arrogant with their comments and think they know everything. No names but I think you know who Im talking about ;-)
Once it landed in the ocean, and once it hit the floor of the gym. I didn't see their third attempt.
Fun to watch the robot throw things around the table!