Tomorrow morning, at the BG Gymnasium, (FIRST Robotics) Team 811 will be hosting the 6th annual Cardinal Chaos FIRST LEGO League competition. A bunch of local middle- and junior high schools will be bringing their LEGO-based robots to our school to see how well they do in this year’s challenge: Climate Connections. There are about 18 "missions" on the playing field (a 4′ x 8′ plywood sheet boardered by 2×4 walls), and the teams have 2-1/2 minutes to complete as many of them as they can. Points are awarded for each mission completed, and deducted for each penalty (for example, each time the robot fails to return to base and has to be manually retrieved).
The 6th-8th graders have been working on their creations since mid-September, so Saturday’s competition is the culmination of their efforts. I’ll see if I can get some pictures posted.