While we were at the Glenfield Gateway Scrimmage, we put up a small quiz question to test teams’ understanding of the rules, with a prize of 1x 275-1024. While it’s a pretty implausible scenario, it did help cover a couple of gaps in general knowledge, most importantly about multiple special barrels and if robots are touching them.
Here is the question:
“A 30″ goal has the following objects in it at the end of the match, from the top:
White doubler barrel
Black negator barrel
White doubler barrel
Additionally, a blue robot is touching the top white doubler barrel, and a red robot is touching the black negator barrel. What is the final score of this goal?”
Red gets 1 point, Blue gets 9 points. I think:cool:
Ignore top white doubler barrel only 1 counts.
One red ball, one point for red.
Red touching negator, no effect on red, doubles score for each blue tube
Double doubles all blue tubes
Blue tube (4 points)(1 point, doubled with first doubler, doubled again due to red touching negator)
Blue tube (5 points) (Same as above but 1 point bonus for being first)
Looked at the rules, and ignoring the part about doubling a doubled score (for know) I think that the second part of the chart is a bit messed up based on High School rules. Looking at the rules it says
I believe that red touching the negator merely negates red’s score only.
In this case, according to <SG8>, the top doubler barrel has no effect because there is a doubler lower down. The remaining doubler and negator would cancel each other out except that red is touching the negator meaning it only negates their score. Doubling blue’s score, we have Blue: 6, Red: 0. I’m not positive, but I think that’s how it should be interpreted.
Yeah I think their flow chart is wrong. Their flow chart states that if red is touching the negation barrel, blue’s score is doubled. However, <SG3b> states that if red is touching a negation barrel, it negates only their score while leaving blue’s score constant.
The top doubler barrel is not counted at all, as it is the second doubler barrel in that goal and not the closest to the floor. Whether the robot is touching it or not is completely ignored.
The black negation barrel is being touched by the red robot, so its effects only apply to the red alliance. A good way to think about this is to look at how the doublers/negators are viewed by each alliance:
The Red alliance sees a doubler and a negator, which cancel each other out, so their score is unaffected.
The Blue alliance sees only a doubler since the effects of the negator do not apply to them, so their score is doubled.
The +1 point bonus is applied before doubling.
Red ball = 1 point for red alliance
Blue ball = 2 points for blue alliance
Blue barrel (at the bottom) = 4 points for blue alliance
Final score for this goal is 6-1 to the blue alliance.
EDIT: My diagram I created for myself of the scenario screwed me up. No, it is not 8-1, instead 6-1. Sorry guys. (Note to self: Write down “N” for Negation, not “B” for Black; “B” for Blue can interfere… :P)