Theme: Wacky Wednesday

Today we focused on prototyping, aspects of strong designs, and continued working on solutions for the mission(s).

Mechanical: The novice engineers began the day with a short problem solving warm up, where they were given a new mission and brainstormed possible ways to solve it. Then they transitioned to a lesson about prototyping and how to strengthen their designs by using proper bracing techniques. Mentors also warned the recruits about the dangers of variation and visual parallax.

Programming: Our rookie programmers learned how you use EV3 for computations allowing them to improve their line follower to be more precise with smoother movements.

Teamwork: To improve their silent communication skills we tasked our camper’s with a “Jedi Mind Trick” challenge.