ScorpioBots FLL 2019-2020 CityShaper Season

Taken from FLL City Shaper Game Guide

ScorpioBots advance to MD State Championship !!!

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We updated Safety Factor mission. Total 60 points in 32 second.

Robot Design Information

  • We created a lean robot design, with 7 simple attachments and quick transitions.
  • It fits in Small Inspection Area.
    We used 2­­­­ large, 1 medium motor, 1 gyro, 1 touch and 1 color sensor, proportional line follower and master sequencer program for robot game consistency and reliability.
  • Our Robot Game strategy 9 missions in 7 launches, max of 340 points
FLL CityShaper Crane Mission Explained
FLL CityShaper Treehouse and Bat Missions add up to 35 points total. A unit on tree small branch is 15 points, the bat on the tree is 10 points, and 5 points Small Area advantage per mission.

Fun Facts About Our Team

4 boys+2 girls:

  • 3 of us are soccer enthusiasts
  • 3 of us are on school math team
  • 4 of us went to MCPS Highly Gifted Center together
  • 5 of us play instruments
  • All 6 of us like to ride a bike

ScorpioBots Team T-shirt Design

FLL Core Values: Teamwork

FIRST official

We express the FIRST philosophies of Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition through our Core Values:

  • Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.
  • Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
  • Impact:  We apply what we learn to improve our world.
  • Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.
  • Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.
  • Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!

Difference Between a Boss and a Leader

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Examples of Excellent Teamwork

Taken from FLL Judge Guide-Power Puzzle.pdf

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Clearly defined roles
  • Workload is distributed fairly and team members understand each other’s Roles
  • Team members assist each other without being asked
  • Team members fill each other’s roles (happily!), if needed
  • Team members give concrete examples of learning time management

Gracious Professionalisam

  • Team members give concrete examples of respect for teammates
  • Team members show increased awareness of their school/community including concrete examples
  • Team members clearly discuss how this increased awareness translates into other areas of their lives
  • Team members give concrete examples of how they have helped each other/others

Problem solving and Team Dynamics

  • A problem was identified and the team worked together to find a solution
  • Various solutions were tested and then incorporated
  • Team accepts input from all and sees the big picture in their overall goals
  • Team members show other’s roles by entire team making decisions
  • Collaboration and coownership are dominant themes with the members recognizing interdependence

Confidence and Enthusiasm

  • All team members speak to the judges showing confidence in themselves as well as the team
  • Team members show equal investment in FLL
  • Members enthusiastically work together to include each other

FLL Values

  • Group articulates a clear understanding of the FLL experience
  • Team gives concrete examples of new skills acquired and their interest in the subject areas

FIRST Core Values

CityShaper Challenge Updates

Important (This Season FLL Launch Rules are Not the Same)

  • Interrupting the Robot even partly in the Launch Area can cause you to lose a Precision Token. To avoid this interrupt the robot when fully in Home.
  • You and the robot are not allowed to be touching any jig at the time of a Launch. But the robot may touch if the jig is completely in the Launch Area.

This means there are two allowable ways to use a jig:

  • For any kind of jig you can align the Robot against the jig, pull the jig completely into Home, then Launch.
  • For jigs that fit and stay completely in the launch area you can align the Robot against the jig, let go of the jig, then Launch, leaving the jig as is, untouched until the next Robot Interruption (For example: When the robot comes back to home).

Important (How to decide if your stack is “in”)

  • For M12 and M13, look at the whole Stack, not just Level 1, to decide if it is “in.” A Stack is partly in a Circle if ANY bit of the Stack is outside of the Circle’s interior or line and is Completely In a Circle if EVERY bit of the Stack is in the the Circle’s interior or line.
Partly In
10 Points Shown
Partly In
10 Points Shown
Partly In
10 Points Shown
Partly In
10 Points Shown
Partly In (Benefit Of The Doubt)
10 Points Shown
Completely In
20 Points Shown
(Includes Circle Color Match)
Completely In
(Benefit Of The Doubt)
20 Points Shown
(Includes Circle Color Match)

Challenge Updates taken from: