The Regular Category

The Regular Category is a challenge-based competition. Students must design, construct and program their robots to solve specific challenges on a field. Points are scored for completed tasks.

The WeDo Regular Challenge designed for younger children. The goal is for each team to build and program a WeDo robot that can complete a series of tasks within a Game Table.

Age Groups

WeDo (up to 10 years old)

Elementary (up to 12 years old)

Junior (13-15 years old)

Senior (16-19 years old)

Hardware

WeDo: The controller, motors and sensors used to assemble robots must be from LEGO® WeDo 2.0. Any combination of controllers, motors, and sensors are allowed. Only LEGO branded elements may be used to construct the remaining parts of the robot.

Elementary, Junior & Senior: The controller, motors, and sensors used to assemble robots must be from LEGO® MINDSTORMS® sets (NXT or EV3). The HiTechnic Color Sensor is the only third-party element that can be added to this configuration. Only LEGO branded elements may be used to construct the remaining parts of the robot.

Software / Remote-Control

WeDo: The robot can be controlled by any compatible device or with a remote controller built from WeDo 2.0 elements. The teams can use any software.

Elementary, Junior & Senior: The teams can use any software and any firmware on NXT/EV3 controllers.

Maximum Robot Size

All Age Groups: 25cm x 25cm x 25cm

Team

All Age Groups: A team consists of 1 coach and 2 or 3 team members.

Surprise Rule

Elementary, Junior & Senior: A surprise rule will be announced when the competition starts, to test the teams’ ability to adapt their hardware or programming. (Note: some member countries have a slightly different approach to the surprise rule.)

Assembly

Elementary, Junior & Senior: The teams bring their robot completely disassembled. In the first part of the competition they will have 150 minutes to assemble their robots from loose parts without instructions.

Specific Rules and Regulations

Rules WeDo Regular
Rules Regular Category