I just wanted some quick clarification on the autonomous set up at the beggining of the match. Mt team has been using pre-cut zip ties from the vex kit to meausre out the distance our robot must be set up from the wall. I was reviewing the rules about this yet I’m still a bit confused. According to the manual:
<G2> At the beginning of a match, each robot must be smaller than a volume of 18 inches wide by 18
inches long by 18 inches tall. An offending robot will be removed from the match at the Head Referee’s
a. Alignment devices (templates, tape measures, lasers, etc.) that are not part of the robot may
NOT be used to assist with the positioning of the robot.
Since the zip ties are technically part of the robot, I’m not breaking any rules, am I?
Haha, yes you still should ask in the Q&A for an official answer. As I’m not sure this has come up as a question before. My statement is what I truly believe to be correct but I personally would always check/post to the Q&A for an official ruling.
It’s entirely possible that your mentor was more interested in encouraging you to solve your own problem rather than answer yet another question from a student who would rather have things handed to them than learn how to use available resources (other than the mentor).
Sorry. I meant no offense. In other unrelated news, I would also like to say that our mentor inspired us with the idea for an efficient way to line up to the goals in autonomous. This starategy has proven very effective, since as of today we were able to score 26 pts in autonomous, and possibly 39 by tomorrow.