Meteoroid Deflection. Mission 14 from FIRST LEGO League 2018 Into Orbit Challenge

Background

The chance of a “serious” meteoroid hitting earth in our lifetime is extremely low, but it’s not zero, and the devastation could truly wipe us out. How will scientists and engineers keep us safe?

Mission

From west of the free-line, send one or both meteoroids independently to the meteoroid catcher. “Independently”: see also M01, Section “Scoring Requirements”.

Scores

  • Meteoroid(s) touch(es) the mat in the centre section of the meteoroid catcher: 12 each
  • Meteoroid(s) touch(es) the mat in either side section of the meteoroid catcher: 8 each
  • Possible scores: 0, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24

Scoring Requirements

  • The result must be visible at the end of the match.
  • The meteoroids need to be sent over the free-line to touch the mat in the meteoroid catcher > Only allowed method. Must be observed by the referee.
  • The meteoroids must be hit/released while they are clearly and completely west of the free-line. > Only allowed method. Must be observed by the referee.
  • While between hit/release and scoring position, the meteoroid must be clearly independent. > Only allowed method. Must be observed by the referee.
  • If ever the ring-set meteoroid is off its ring, you may remove the ring from the field by hand. This is a special exception to the rules.

(mission descriptions source https://www.first-lego-league.org/)

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  • #537
  • 01 Jan 2016

To construct you need

  • FIRST LEGO League 2018-2019 Into Orbit Challenge Set

Bill of materials (Parts list)