FLL Mission Overview Part 8 - Grid Connection
Objective: Move the Power Lines from base so that they're touching the Power Plant's property and the white of at least one surrounding community. Bonus for touching the white of a surrounding community that is touching a scoring Hydro Dam or Wind Turbine.
Point Worth: Up to 30 points
Mission Location: Top (North) edge of mat.
Estimated Difficulty Level: 2/10 for minimum points, 3/10 for maximum points (assuming Hydro Dam and Wind Turbines are in proper position)
Time Length Rating: Low
Unique Challenge Aspects: Amount of points recieved for this mission may depend on how the Hydro-Dam and Wind Turbine missions were completed.
This mission is fairly straightforward and uncomplicated. However, it does require some precision if you want the maximum points, because the Power Lines model has to be in a fairly small range of positions to be touching the Power Plant and the three surrounding communities. This may prove to be somewhat difficult for RCX teams that aren't using rotation sensors. This mission also requires some strategy and planning. To get max points, teams will need to coordinate the solutions of three missions - the Hydro-Dam, Wind Turbines, and this mission - so that the models invloved in them will be in the right positions for all the criteria.
Richard's Comments: Remember that the Power Lines must be upright in order to score. Just a reminder.
Or NXT teams that aren't using any sensors. There's more than one way to achieve the necessary precision to get maximum points.