The Borneo College Lego team leaves for Houston on Tuesday
“We have to program the Lego robot so it can perform tasks,” Jose explains. “You get a certain number of points for a task. The more points you have at the end of the competition, the better you did. The theme is energy, so here you see a hydroelectric plant, a wind farm and an oil platform.” And everything is made of Lego.
More than 100 teams participate in the LEGO construction division. The tournament is held over four days. “There are different competitions,” explains supervisor Jantje Postma. “The robot competitions take place on the table. In addition, we have a presentation of our innovation project. And we are judged on all the materials and our teamwork.”
So on Tuesday they leave for the four-day world finals in the US. They think of it as an adventure. “I feel very excited,” says Marit. “But I’m looking forward to it.” Postma agrees. “Yes, it really is an adventure. But it’s amazing. It still feels unreal.”
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