Answered: Fixing robot, introducing objects, and Q&A clarification

Hello!

I apologize if I’m asking too many questions!
(these questions are basically asking for clarification regarding https://vexforum.com/t/answered-replacing-a-broken-rubber-band-in-autonomous/20050/1)

These questions assume that the robot can’t move to start with, and as such have not moved off the starting tile.
Questions 1-4 happen before the match starts, questions 5-7 happen after the match starts (but while the robot hasn’t moved).

  1. Would it be ok to set your robot on the field, then before the match starts, put new batteries on it from off the field?

  2. Would it be ok to set your robot on the field, then before the match starts, attach the USB A-A cable and download code to the robot from a computer?

  3. Would it be ok to set your robot on the field, then before the match starts, attach the USB A-A cable and pair the robot to a Joystick?

  4. Would it be ok to set your robot on the field, then before the match starts, attach the USB <-> Serial cable to the Joystick, and download code to the robot from a computer over VEXnet?

  5. Would it be ok to set your robot on the field, then after the match starts, as long as your robot has not moved, attach the USB A-A cable and download code to the robot from a computer?

  6. Would it be ok to set your robot on the field, then after the match starts, as long as your robot has not moved, attach the USB A-A cable and pair the robot to a Joystick?

  7. Would it be ok to set your robot on the field, then after the match starts, as long as your robot has not moved, attach the USB Serial cable to the Joystick, and download code to the robot from a computer over VEXnet?

Also, if you attached a cable to the robot when it wasn’t moving, at what point would you have to detach the cable?

Thanks!

, and download code to the robot from a computer over VEXnet?

The answer to these four questions depend on how much time there is until your match is scheduled to start, and will be determined by event personnel. In general, if there is time, teams are allowed to make minor modifications on the field prior to a match, provided they are delaying the match.

Awesome!
Thanks Karthik!

Oh, in number 7:

This is just plugging the serial download cable in between the joystick and a computer, and not plugging into the cortex. The code would download over VEXnet. In this scenario, you wouldn’t actually introduce anything (physical anyway) into the field. Is this legal?

This is still not legal.

Alright; thanks Karthik!

You’re welcome!