Would something like this be legal?, If you had 2 robots with 1/8” nylon rope between them ,kept tight, this could be used to act like a wall-bot
90% sure you could push through it. I like the idea though
Beware of trapping. You might be breaking a rule on restricting a robot to a certain area depending on how you deploy. All “Is it legal” questions can be answered in the game manual, and I don’t see any rules broken here.
What about this? You could run a 2 person controller setup too
Yeah, that’s exactly what we were thinking. We’d probably have to use the nylon rope as opposed to metal because we don’t have sufficient parts.
A nylon rope in-between two 18inch bots and connected from the start would not be legal. if you make two smaller bots you need a wire connection in-between for the motors since you can’t have two brains. What exactly were you planning?
Id be more worried about it getting entangled with an opposing bot
There would be no trapping issue as half the field is more than one field tile. You may get dq’ed for unnecessary risk of entanglement. I would not recommend this design, because you would be restricting your partner just as much as your opponents.
I believe you would have some trouble with entanglement, if this gets tangled around a robot you could get dq’d, that’s why our string is on the ground, so we can never get entangled
We were brainstorming ideas as we don’t have enough parts for a second stacker, we were thinking 2 push bots- around 15” by 15” base and around 8-9” tall each.
I have a question…
Could you braid the 1/8 nylon rope into a stronger rope?
I don’t see why not. If you use something like paracord, I doubt it will necessary, however.
That bot design has been done in New Zealand, they have a post on forums, search tether bot, or something similar, it’s a pretty cool design!
Yes, and seeing as unlimited is allowed, it could make to be a pretty strong rope if you braided it enough
Like stated earlier, given the rotating intakes on robots this season, if a robot is intaking cubes and hits the rope, it could get sucked into the intake and become entangled.
I also doubt an inspector would actually pass the bot, due to the unnecessarily high risk of entanglement
very cool bruv. I use a double slider as well.