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Since EV3 components can easily be remote controlled we would like to see teams try FTC/FRC/VEX style competitions with LEGO EV3 systems. This mat provides a standard FTC-like field on which a number scoring elements can be placed. See the next page for an example based on the 2016-17 FTC challenge. One, two, or three robots are placed on each end as a red and blue alliance. They then do any combination for autonomous (programmed) and tele-op (driver controlled missions) to score points. We would love to see this introduced to FLL in the future so try it and let the folks at FIRST LEGO League know how much fun it is.
- Printed in full color
- Printed on 13 oz outdoor matte vinyl
- Fits in a standard FLL competition table or can be used on the floor. (44.75"x92.75" apx)
Example Based on the 2016-17 FIRST Tech Challenge Competition
This year’s FTC game includes capturing and shooting whiffle balls in the center wheels or scoring them in the corner goals and putting a large ball on the top at the end.
This could be easily and affordably replicated on the FLL table by using a red and blue cans about 6” high in the center in which small marbles or plastic balls and be scored and using large whiffle balls (1 per team) to have them placed on the top of the cans at the end.
Just look at any previous FTC or VEX challenge and you will see how easy it is to do this.
Why wait for your competition mat each year to begin to train your rookies or build the skills of your current team members? You can start today with our universal training mats. They provide every scenario required to teach all the fundamentals of EV3/NXT/RCX programming and similar robotics systems. You can use this for FIRST LEGO League (FLL), VEX, FIRST TECH CHALLENGE (FTC), Wonder Workshop (dash and dot), Bee-Bots, and any other programmable robot system.