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Treasure Hunt
Lesson 4: Treasure Hunt Competition

Compete

Now it is time to compete in the Treasure Hunt competition! In this timed trial competition, your robot will need to check the Buckyballs on the Field, collect both red Treasure Buckyballs, and deliver them to the Treasure Chest in the fastest time. Watch the video below to learn the process you can use to apply all the things you have previously learned to the Treasure Hunt competition.

Understanding the Rules

Treasure Hunt is a timed trial competition, where the goal is to have your robot autonomously drive along the Field, check all the Buckyballs, and collect the red Treasure Buckyballs and deliver them to the Treasure Chest in the fastest time.

You and your team can apply the engineering design process to your robot and your code to achieve the fastest time possible. 

View this animation to see one possible path your robot could take in a successful run of the Treasure Hunt competition.

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Read this document to analyze and interpret the rules for the competition.

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

image of field setup for Treasure Hunt Competition

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 >

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, project, or robot design for the Treasure Hunt 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.


Select Next > to reflect on what you have learned and done throughout this Lesson.