In 2009 our 'Senior Team’ (FLL Team 1), which includes our older FLL students and some younger ones in their 5th year of FLL, is took a different approach.
We are teaching them to do true product development by describing the challenge in detail BEFORE they pick up one brick.
One of the tasks as do a real calculation of the speed the robot must achieve to make it through all the missions. So Nathan W developed this spread sheet to make sure the robot can complete the missions.
- We've left some sample data in the sheet so you can see how it works.
- Begin by measuring the distance your robot must travel to complete all its missions.
- Then enter any stop times (in seconds) that represent the time you take to do a particular task.
- What you have left is the time your robot can drive. Divide into distance and you your IPS/CPS measurement.
- We will leave the calculations of IPS/CPS to you and of course the test of whether your robot can maneuver at that speed.