Next week some of you will be in Kentucky for the 2015 world championships. There are some things you can do ahead of time to help get yourselves smoothly through inspection.
Update to the latest software now, that’s cortex V4.25, joystick version 4.25 and VEXnet V1.46. As mentioned in a previous email, worlds will be a VEXnet 2.0 only event and you will be receiving two keys which will presumably be on V1.46.
If you are a ROBOTC user then also update to the latest version of that, either V4.30 or V3.65, both of these versions are compatible with the latest VEX firmware and are stable.
If you are an EasyC user then update to V22.214.171.124
If you are using PROS or ConVEX I wish you good luck
Don’t leave this update until the last minute, do it this week if possible.
Download the inspection sheet from here and do a pre-inspection yourself.
There is pretty much a zero tolerance policy regarding the items on this sheet. A robot that is 18.1 inches in height will not pass, polycarbonate that is thicker than 0.07" (1/16th inch) will not pass, acrylic used in place of non-shattering plastic will not pass. Now this should be the case at all events but you have to remember that this is the world championship, we have several hours for inspection and everything must be correct.
Motors will be checked in the same way as last year using the test described here.
My best advise here is “do not modify your motors”. It would be wonderful if no teams were caught cheating this year.
When you come to inspection remember the following so we don’t have to send you back to your pit area to get them.
Two Team ID plates on the robot.
A flag holder (Karthik ruled this was required earlier today, just add a 1 inch standoff somewhere).