2018 Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge

Olympic Rescue

Professional Mission created by Randy Brill
Based on original design in 2011 by WSU Engineering Council

(Intermediate and Expert Teams)

Story:

You are working support for an Olympic training event. One of the contestants has been injured. Your task will be to pick up the injured contestant and deliver him to the First Aid area for treatment. Due to the large number of observers, you will be required to travel the path of the obstacle course in order to reach your goal.

Bill of Materials:

Material Quantity Availability Estimated
Unit Cost
Estimated
Total Cost
4' x 8' x 5mm Luan Plywood 1 Lowe's $13.98 $13.98
2" x 4" x 96" Fir Stud 2 Lowe's $3.27 $6.54
1" x 6" x 8' Dimensional Lumber 1 Lowe's $4.07 $4.07
1/4" x 4' Dowel Rod 1 Lowe's $0.78 $0.78
Semi-gloss White Paint (gallon) 1 K-Mart $15.95 $15.94
Samples of Satin Paint (1/2 pint each) - Red, Yellow,
Blue, Green
4 Lowe's $3.48 $13.92
3/4" x 5' Velcro (rolls) 2 Lowe's $6.97 $13.94
Total estimated cost $69.17

Scoring Matrix:

Task Detail Points
Robot starts with all wheels on platform at top of ski slopes
Robot travels down ski slope All parts of robot clear ski slope and are on base of course 50
Robot passes Checkpoint A Any part of robot passes over Checkpoint A 50
Robot passes Checkpoint B Any part of robot passes over Checkpoint B 100
Robot travels around slalom poles Robot loses 50 points for each slalom pole touched (maximum -200) -200
Robot reaches injured skier Any part of robot touches injured skier 100
Robot moves injured skier to Rescue Area Any part of skier touches Rescue Area (red square) 100
Skier is left in center of Rescue Area All parts of skier are left in white area inside red square 100
Robot travels over mogul strips Robot touches all mogul strips 100
Robot manuevers around snow fence Robot passes a snow fence without touching the snow fence 100
Robot manuevers around other snow fence Robot passes the other snow fence without touching the snow fence 100
Robot returns to ski slope Robot returns to ski slope and touches bottom of ski slope 100
Robot returns to platform at top of ski slope All parts of robot are on platform at top of ski slope 100
Points Possible 1000

Drawings (pdf)

Build Instructions (pdf)

Photo with labels (jpg)

Photos (jpg):
Overview1
Overview2
Platform
Mogul strips
Velcro