FIRST LEGO League Trash Trek Field set-up is now on route to teams; so let's take a look at the mat…
First impressions, the mat is made of a good quality material and is very smooth. It is colorful with various shades of light and dark which “might“cause a problem for color sensors seeking for the black lines for line following; similar to the problems that were caused with the Food Factor and Nature’s Fury mats; but there are solutions to it. It will prove interesting how teams use their color sensors. Notice also, there are no color lines (red, green) as in Learning Unleashed, Senior Solutions, Climate Connections, No Limits, (Wow, I’ve been around that long? Even longer!)
And what’s this, a curved triangular shape for the Base area? How does it compared to the old square Base area? It is a slightly larger area and the curved outside will be helpful placing your robot in any direction you want to leave the base. Notice a second curved line. I wonder why? What do you think it is for?