We have learned it is fun solving problems and programming the robot. We have learned to communicate with each other which creates a source of energy, while we are attentive to each other's ideas. We work real hard to not talk over each other while we are planning/practicing our activities. We find that working as a team things work better and that we do not always have to agree with each other.
Our robot "Freddy" is cool because it has four sensors that we can work with. We use the color sensor to detect the different color lines on the mat and touch sensor to know when to start our programs. We now use the gyro to make our turns. We have re-designed the robot a few time before settling on the current compact and low profile robot. The back wheels are two ball wheel for better stability.
This year's challenge is all about space and we worked on the social issue of the food tasting like cafeteria food. We had a great time this year and we were awarded the Robot Design Award at out regional competition. Below is a video about next year's challenge.