Robot Design - FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge
On the event day, teams will present their Robot Design to judges, covering areas such as the build, programming and strategy.
Here are our top five tips for Robot Design:
#2 Sense your surroundings
A great step forward for your build and programming is adding a sensor. Can you follow a line with the colour sensor or stop at a specific spot with the touch/force sensor? Follow the LEGO® Education lesson plans to build your skills and transfer these to the Robot Game missions.
#3 The judges know nothing
Okay, they know some things but always presume that they know nothing about your robot or how you programmed it. Think about how you can explain your build and programs in a way that they will understand even if they’ve never seen a piece of LEGO before.
#4 Failure is great
It really is! Failure allows you to see what doesn’t work and what you need to improve. Tell the judges about the various stages the robot and programs have gone through and how you’ve improved them at each point.
#5 Teamwork makes the dream work
Whilst the whole team may not be master builders or programmers, it’s important to show judges how everyone in the team has been involved and enhanced their skills throughout the Challenge season.