Maybe the direction things will be placed in two different places on the mat, and the robot has to make them both point the same way?
"Where oh where do we put the Polar Bear? And what about all those people?". First... outside of the scope of FLL, those are really *excellent* climate questions :).Within the scope of FLL, isn't there usually things that you try not to displace or knock down? People & Polar Bears would both fit into that catagory...
We noticed that the outline for the ice on the mat doesn't match the model that is given with the instructions.I have added some details regarding this on our team blog at:blog.teamsuperawesome.com
Look just below the rainbow ( to the left of the insulation mark ) and you can see where the bike will go, there are marks for the tires and the stand in the middle.The pieces outside of the ice are 1x4 white bricks I'm guessing, maybe ice that has broken off?The ski behind the ice I think mark where two of the skier minifigs will go...not sure why.I wonder if you have to place the levy bricks in a fashion to stop the storm ( the wheel in the storm machine )
I think the 2 insulation pieces should be placed on the 2 square markings near the mountain without the icecap.
bmjzkIs the mat really 122cm by 244cm? That's way bigger than last year.
FLL usually puts an easy mission near the base so newbie teams can get some easy points. My first thought was that "release the storm" was the easy mission. But having just had tropical storm Edouard go through Houston, I don't think storms are what you want to release. Maybe the robot has to maneuver around the trigger without releasing the storm, or points will be deducted.Is the house pretty heavy? It might be easier to lower it than raise it.
I too was thinking the storm is something we have to avoid...at least until the end when we have prepared for it properly.The house is tough to lift, but I have noticed that you don't have to use the lever to lift it, so your bot could maybe just grab the house in some way and lift it into place with out using the geared lever?
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