During the scheduled final period, AP Computer Science students tackled the enhanced LEGO MINDSTORMS Challenge. This challenge was made much more difficult with the addition of a three-sided box on top of the robot. While navigating out of the box is certainly a new challenge, the presence of the box on the field makes cleaning the jars much more difficult.
Only one group cleared all six jars. The following video is of that group in an earlier run before they made a last-minute modification that improved the reliability of clearing the jars.
I’m glad that I changed the activity this year away from sumobots. Students working together to beat the challenge is much better, and engaging for all students, than trying to beat each other.