The Bowmar Builders are an FLL team associated with Bowmar Elementary School. The purpose of this blog is to help other students interested in robotics to learn from what we have learned. As an FLL Robotics team we use the Lego EV3 robotics system and the Mindstorms graphical programming language.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Game Day Checklist

By Aaron B.

Here is my checklist for things to bring to the competition:

  • Robot (charge it the night before!)
  • Robot charging cord, USB cord
  • Attachments
  • Cart, if using one
  • Core Values Board and any materials
  • Project Presentation Materials
  • Robot Design Materials
  • Buttons or other give-aways
  • Buttons or give-aways for judges
  • Costume needs
  • Extension cords, surge protectors (sometimes the venue has power available, sometime not.)
  • Lego building sets (can keep in car if you are feeling confident)
  • Drinks/snacks (they'll buy all the sugary stuff, so bring something non-sugary)
  • Lunch $
  • Camp chairs (at least for adults!)
  • Laptop w/ power cord (for last minute tweaking of programs)
  • Spare AA batteries w/ battery cover for EV3 (in case something goes really wrong with your battery, which has happened to us before.)
  • Team paperwork
  • Check for competition fee
  • Tote to store jackets, etc., under table
  • Signage/decoration for table
  • Frisbee/football/etc. to play with at lunch time. Keep in car until lunch.

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