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Ring Leader
Lesson 5: Ring Leader Competition


Now it is time to compete in the Ring Leader Competition! Ring Leader is played in two 1-minute trial runs. One run is autonomous, and the other is driver control. Score the most points by collecting rings and placing them on posts on the Field. Watch the video below to learn the process you can use to apply all the things you have previously learned to the Ring Leader Competition.

Understanding the Rules

Ring Leader is a two part challenge where one run is autonomous, and the other is played using driver control. The object of the game is to collect and score rings by placing them on three different posts on the Field. Combine the score in both runs to determine your total score.

You and your team can apply the engineering design process to your robot, your code, and driver control strategy to maximize your score. 

There are many strategies you can use to compete successfully in the Ring Leader competition. Watch this animation to see one example of Ring Leader gameplay in action!

Read this document to analyze and interpret the rules for the competition. Google / .docx / .pdf

As you read the rules, think about how you can use them to develop a game strategy.

Ring Leader Setup

Check Your Understanding 

Before moving on to the next video, ensure that you understand the rules of the competition by answering the questions in the document below in your engineering notebook. 

Check Your Understanding questions Google / .docx / .pdf

Applying the Engineering Design Process

Watch this video about the engineering design process to see how to walk through the steps to continue to develop and iterate on your game strategy, code, or robot design for the Castle Crasher competition. 

Open Engineering Design Process Poster

Collaborative Decision-Making

As you work through the engineering design process, you will need to communicate with your team members. Watch this video to see examples of good communication that you can use while you make decisions with your team.

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