Is it legal to place the robot on the field expanded, start the brain, run a pre_auton routine that folds the robot into 18x18x18, place robot onto field then follow competition procedure? If not, can we place robot on floor outside field first, run pre_auton, fold robot through program then place robot (with brain/controller still on and holding an initialized variable) onto field?
Basically, we need to initialize the encoder on a V5 motor in a specific position that is outside 18", but not sure how/when to legally do this to not break the 18x18x18 rule. Also, does the field control system stop/start/reset brain when plugged into it? (if so, then we will lose position). New team, sorry if questions are trivial.