- The mentors for Issaquah High School's FIRST team have created a challenge
to help our rookie team practice and learn skills for the FIRST competition.
We thought we'd share it with the group in case other teams are interested
in using something like this for their teams.
A description of our challenge is at
http://www.issaquahrobotics.org/challenge/index.html. We'll try to keep this
page updated with clarifications/changes as our team works through the
challenge. If you have questions, please email
challenge@.... Our main page (www.issaquahrobotics.org)
also has a section with links to information about the new FIRST Robot
Controller. We'll be using the new controller from our EDU-Kit as the brains
for our bot.
We are not planning to host a competition, but if other groups decide to
work on this (or a variation), it might be fun/educational to get together
to see each other's robots. Keep in touch if you decide to try it!
- I think a challenge is a great idea, but as a first year team (team 1294), I suggest a challenge using the controller and motors from the Edu-robot. This would make it eaisier and cheaper for new teams to sharpen thier skills.
- We will use the robot controller from the EduBot, but since our team has
already done a lot with building and programming robots with Lego
Mindstorms, we wanted to make a bigger jump in complexity than the EduBot
parts by themselves would allow.
If you have an idea for a pure EduBot-based challenge, perhaps other teams
would be interested in that, too. Our team might even want to use it for
students who have recently joined and don't have the benefit of the training
we did over the summer.
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> Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 03:59:56 +0000
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> Subject: Re: [pnw-first] Practice Challenge
> I think a challenge is a great idea, but as a first year team (team 1294), I
> suggest a challenge using the controller and motors from the Edu-robot. This
> would make it eaisier and cheaper for new teams to sharpen thier skills.