The first part of the FLL competition is the robot game. During this game, we have 2 and 1/2 minutes to launch our autonomous (i.e., moving by itself!) robot and have it complete as many missions (pre-defined tasks) as possible. You can read more about the tasks here.
We've made huge progress with our robot and have achieved our first successful attempts at scoring points. Our robot can now perform the "filter" mission and the "broken pipe" mission. This would earn us 50 points on game day.
Check out the video below to see our design in action. We are currently working completing more missions, including the fountain and the water treatment missions. The young engineers have been designing, building, and coding our robot diligently!