Does anyone have any experience with the First Lego League Robotics competition?
I'm going to be helping out with a homeschool team in the First Lego League Robotics competition (middle school competition using the Lego Mindstorm robotic system) and was wondering if anyone had an experience, advice, pointers or anything else that might be of help.
This is a first year team put together by a woman who does tons of homeschool stuff but doesn't have a lot of science, technology, etc background. Her husband is a computer geek and will be helping out and there's one other computer geek dad who will be helping as well but I'm the only one with an engineer background. I've never been on the coach/mentor/team leader side of something like this and have never really even played with the Lego Mindstorms. So we don't have a lot going for us. What can I do to help "my team" (I like the sound of that. I've missed hanging out with teenagers) have fun, learn and succeed?