Hey so my team is going the Create U.S Open this year for the first time and we were reading the Rules Addendum and found the word “Reoff”. We have no idea what this means… any help? We have the V5 system. Do we have to buy something for the Reoff?
I looked back at the email I got mid-Feb when we thought we might do the Open Division and it tells you how to purchase the reoff under the section titled “Open Compliant” and says it costs $149 (more for V5) and must be gotten prior to the event…
Open Compliant: A VRC robot can easily be converted to be Open compliant. You simply need to add a “reoff” (remote on/off) device. This electronic device must be purchased prior to
attending the event. The cost is $149.00. (Slightly more for VEX V5 robots.) To purchase a Reoff, simply provide shipping and billing information in an email to Support@CREATE-Found.org.
The proper way to start the autonomous portion of the match is to use a light sensor next to the LED on the base unit of the Reoff. It will flash white at the start of autonomous and with one second remaining in autonomous will flash white again.
An important point: Unlike in ‘normal’ VRC, the robot code you write is responsible for stopping before autonomous ends. Under normal VRC, the autonomous code you write can take arbitrarily long to execute, and the competition template will just cut it off when the field control hardware tells it to. In this case, all the field control system does is flash a light at you, and it’s on your code to stop everything on time.