Yesterday was the season kickoff for Lego Lightning. The whole team was there to learn what the missions are for the robot game, and what the research topic is. For the research project, we have to pick a food, find a possible contamination risk, and come up with an innovative and original solution that detects/prevents the contamination. Some of the names of the missions are: Pollution Reversal, Corn Harvest, Fishing, Pest Removal, Refrigerated Transport, and Hand Washing. We began building our robots as well; Team 1 using a stripped-down Shooterbot as their base platform, and Team 2 starting from scratch.
Homework for this week is to research the orgins of a food and possibly identify some contamination problems. Next week: Building robots, picking a food, and identifying a problem.