How far is the place you start a match from the first cap?
I could give you an answer. Or, I could say that a field tile is 24 x 24 inches. The caps are in the center of the tile. Go look up a picture of the field.
All info can be found in the game manuals, for field and object locations, refer to the last page in appendix A.
There is no good answer to that question. You can start in two places. What you call the first cap is probably the one with the ball under it? The distance will also vary depending on how long your drive base is in the direction of travel to that cap.
The tiles are approximately 24 inches (they are 60cm,) which should give you a start. IIRC, my teams drive forward ~46" to gather that ball.
Man, how is that for quick answers… go forum.
The size of your robot will change answers
So… it’s usually easier (And more fun!) to figure stuff out yourself.
This is what I’d expect the community to provide. Robotics, as a whole, is about figuring things out and problem-solving. That’s what makes it fun!