Food Factor

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Food Factor
Food Factor Logo.jpg
Challenge Number14
Released In2011
Champions1. Japan Falcons
2. United States Blue Gear Ticks
3. India NXTremers[1]
Missions15
Tournaments244[2]
Championship Tournaments40[2]

Food Factor is the FIRST Lego League (FLL) competition for 2011-12; released on September 2. It focuses on food safety and methods to prevent contamination.[3][4]

This is the first year that the name of the challenge theme of FLL is different from Jr.FLL. Jr.FLL's theme for 2011-12 is Snack Attack.[5]

Project[edit]

Teams are tasked with identifying a food item and tracking its journey from creation to consumption.[6] From this, teams identify potential sources of contamination and create solutions to those problems. Teams then share their project with the community and with judges at competition.[7]

Gameplay[edit]

Food Factor table

The table performance portion of Food Factor is played on a 4 ft by 8 ft field rimmed by wood boards. At competition, two of these fields are placed together to form an 8 ft square. In each 2 1/2 minute match, a team competes on each field with their robot to earn up to 452 points[8] manipulating the mission models.

The touch penalty objects are "good" bacteria models.[9] All 12 are worth 6 points each when located in base, but are removed every time the robot is touched outside of base.

Missions[edit]

All of the Food Factor missions relate to various food topics and food safety problems:[9]

  • Pollution Reversal - 4 points per ball (up to 8 points)
  • Corn Harvest - up to 9 points
  • Fishing - up to 18 points
  • Pizza and Ice Cream - 7 points each (up to 14 points)
  • Farm Fresh Produce - 9 points
  • Distant Travel - 9 points
  • Cooking Time - 14 points
  • Storage Temperature - 20 points
  • Pest Removal - 15 points each (up to 30 points)
  • Refrigerated Ground Transport - up to 20 points
  • Groceries - 2 points each (up to 24 points)
  • Disinfect - up to 12 points each (up to 48 points)
  • Hand Wash/Bacterial - 3 points each (up to 144 points)
  • Hand Wash/Viral - up to 13 points
  • Good Bacteria - 6 points each (up to 72 points in total)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 FIRST Championship Celebrates Science, Technology and Robots". FIRST. April 28, 2012. Archived from the original on May 9, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "What Events And Teams Are In My Area?". FIRST. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  3. ^ "2011 Food Factor Challenge". FIRST. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  4. ^ "2011 FOOD FACTOR FLL@SUNYIT Championship Tournament". WKTV News. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  5. ^ "FIRST History". FIRST. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  6. ^ "The project" (PDF). FIRST. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 December 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
  7. ^ Hobbs, Holly (30 November 2011). "Fairfax students to compete in state Lego robotics competition". The Washington Post. Retrieved 5 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Robot Game Updates". FIRST. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Robot game" (PDF). FIRST. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 November 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011.

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