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General Topics => Bay State Brawl => Topic started by: Vanshika C on September 13, 2016, 07:06:55 PM

Title: Activities during the competition
Post by: Vanshika C on September 13, 2016, 07:06:55 PM
Hi guys,

Here is what we've decided so far for activities which will be occurring during the competition.

Scavenger hunt:
     After lots of discussion, we decided that the scavenger hunt will be done the following way: starting from the Opening Ceremony (8:30 AM), the first clue will be read out to the crowd and written on the easel near the pit admin (or MC) desk. Every subsequent half-hour, a new clue will be announced. The easel will be updating accordingly so if a team misses the announcement, they can check the easel to see what the clue was. This will continue until the play-offs, at which point the teams submit their answers and my faithful minions and I will go through them to determine which team wins. Since the clues will be a riddle ultimately asking you to do something (i.e. take a picture with a rookie team), the submissions will be pictures or notes (if the answer to a riddle is a specific word/phrase).

Action items for the scavenger hunt:

Freeze bots:
     I've delegated this task to Anthony, so he could probably explain this better. We are going to be using Ardunio microcontrollers and making 6 robots with the Sparkfun chassises we found in Steffen's box of fun. However, there's only five of them so we'll need to get one more. We're using smartphones for Bluetooth controllers, possibly the Kindles if they have Bluetooth 4.0+, which I think they do. As I said, Anthony knows more about this than me.

Action items for freeze bots:
Other thoughts:
We may want to have some our laptops there at the Legos station so kids who don't get a chance to do freeze bots can play with Scratch or something.