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I'm back with some advice

http://frcdirector.blogspot.com/2008...me-advice.html

Uh oh...

Any thoughts?
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Re: I'm back with some advice

You know what would suck?

If a warning like that meant that something as fundamental as the small CIMs or Kitbot chassis wasn't in the KoP anymore...

Either that, or they shrunk the maximum dimensions by an inch or two.
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Re: I'm back with some advice

With 842 being the Championship Chairman's winners, this is as good a time as any to bring that up!

Seriously though, it looks like we might want to be exploring some other ways of making robots move around on dry land of various contours.
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Re: I'm back with some advice

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Though Bill does not speak plainly, it appears he suggests that we shouldn't assume any particular robot design. He further hints not to make any large purchases of any particular material. There is a strong possibility that the game will be released sometime in January....

In other words, it may be much ado about nothing (the "inch or two" view) or we may be thrown for a doozy of a different game (the "how can robots move" view). I'm going for the latter.
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Re: I'm back with some advice

This advice is typically given, though not officially, at some time between September and January (or before) as some teams start experimenting.

I would assume that there is something besides the control system and the game that will be changing. Probably the dimensions (2005, changed the dimensions when we got C and 3v3), though maybe some key element is going to change.

81 days to kickoff... Too long!

Or...Oh, no! The No-Metal on Robots Rule!
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We'll defintely be working on both the balancing 2 wheel robot, the 6 legged robot, and the wood chassis 8 wheel drive robot ideas this fall.
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Re: I'm back with some advice

Wheels? Legs? Wood? Read the message again...
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Re: I'm back with some advice

Exactly! we're not assuming any one robot design will be right for the game, so we're developing several different ideas.
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Re: I'm back with some advice

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Wheels? Legs? Wood? Read the message again...
Which is, of course, why they are testing three designs.

I'm surprised they aren't testing the hamster-powered robot, the "Tinfoil Freshman", and the flying robot.

Of course, I'm certain team 71 is already done with their prototyping for about 200 different ideas, and the most recent would have been the game-figuring-out robot. Not sure if the prototype works.../
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Re: I'm back with some advice

Nooooooooooooo! X.x there goes my programming ideas... I really hope not
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Re: I'm back with some advice

Haha, the sad part is we actually were working on [designing] a 2 wheeled balancing robot for FRC competitions and a wooden chassis (which we'll actually probably use, unless this new game forces us to change it!)...

Wait, I thought 71 had their game-figuring-out robot working for several years now?
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