So yet another question, this one a little more nuts and bolts…
Say you have a motor being used for a given purpose. It is connected to a Y, and the other end of the Y is open. Through mechanical switches, a second motor comes into contact with the second end of the Y intermittently. Does this violate any rules for a college team? (i.e. We are allowed to modify electronics within reason, but open connections?)
Also, (this one’s a long shot, but it’s worth asking) would the game committee consider allowing college teams to move motors between their robots? (i.e. one robot have 10-11 motors, and the other have 13-14 motors. Changing the 12 motor max-per-robot to a 24-max-per-fielded-robots)
This could allow for some unfair advantages, but teams will still have to work around the 10-port max on the brains, as well as the one-Y-per-port regulation. The rationale being that this could allow for some new creativity, while still somewhat regulating the playing field.