Building the Play Area

Our goal this week was to start assembling the play area for the robot game.  This is a 4'x8' mat with a series of Lego obstacles.  By the end of the season, our robot will be able to navigate through and around the obstacles while we lift, turn, push, drop, and place objects to score points.  Our Young Engineers split into teams of two and started building the obstacles.  Keep in mind that the whole challenge set contains more than 4000 Lego parts.

Next week, we'll finish building, then we'll unroll the mat and put all of the pieces in place.  For the first time, we'll be able to start thinking about the strategy our robot will take as it moves across the field.

A special thanks to our parent mentors who have been donating snacks and helping out at practice!