Last Saturday I referee'd for the first time. I am usually in the judging room, but they were short on refs, so I thought it might be fun. I am always nervous about making the wrong call or making a kid cry, but none of that happened to my relief.
In the judging room I only see the perspective of what the kids intended, but not the actual outcome, so it's eye opening to be able to see what scored and what did not. I am going to align what I saw on the game table with how I assess a team in the judging room. Hopefully this will allow you to correlate each robot design principle with outcomes on the table.
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