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First LEGO League by Jonathan Daudelin, James Floyd Kelly

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Chapter 11. Building Techniques for the Robot Game

Chapter 10 discussed some basic building techniques that apply to many different kinds of robots. This chapter explores some more specific techniques that may be useful in the Robot Game. First we discuss some simple but useful techniques, and then at the end of the chapter, we cover a few major techniques related to the design of FLL robots.

Aiming Methods

Due to the high accuracy required in some missions, you may need to position your robot very precisely in Base before sending it on a mission. You can do this in a few ways. One way is to use a sight that is similar to one used to aim a gun. Figure 11-1 shows a robot equipped with a basic sight.

Figure 11-1. A robot with a sight

To use the sight ...

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