It looks like there are three individual pieces.
A small metal ball (Probably not LEGO)
A translucent connector (Probably not LEGO)
A red LEGO Technic Cross Axle (6538)
The red piece seems to share the same amount of ridges ridges (three) and seems to be a good match in size and colour. I'm not familiar with this connector being used in this manner, I'm ...
The FLL World Festival is going to be held in St. Louis, MO, USA, on April 22-25, 2015 (http://www.firstlegoleague.org/event/worldfestival). This is the only official championship event held by the FLL.
Before the World Festival, various qualifying events are held all over the world. You can learn more about those events by searching on this page: http://...
Not without hacking the firmware, which would be against FLL rules.
One solution I have seen many teams use it to only write one program. This program has it's own menu (that you have to make yourself as part of the program) that calls subprograms (presumably saved as My Blocks).
This is actually a fairly typical problem, with several possible causes.
The motors do not directly drive the axle, there is a gear train hiding inside the plastic casing. That gear train can be deflected without turning the motor.
The software controlling the motor maintains a last known position so that several move blocks can be run in sequence and the ...
There's not an easy way to do it, but a workaround I've found is to go to the project management tab (which is the wrench icon next to the programs at the top of a project) and export each program using the export button at the bottom. Then, delete all the programs from the project and reimport them in reverse order from you want them to appear on the robot. ...
First off, that website is horrible, so much clicking on expandable things, a terrible UI.
The PDF download of the rules is better.
Looking through the missions I notice a few things:
None of the missions have significantly bigger point values to make them obvious choices over other missions.
The missions are all based on end state and cannot be repeated ...