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vivek16
03-05-2007, 08:33 PM
would it be possibe for a team to score 90 points during the endgame?

because if they had hooks that raised them and two robots up twelve inches off the ground by hooking onto the glass sheild thing. is there a rule prohibiting this?

what are your ideas?

triggerhappy336
03-05-2007, 08:34 PM
Clasping onto part of the field is prohibited.

DonRotolo
03-05-2007, 08:34 PM
There's a few rules against that, <G32> and <G33> come to mind

EricH
03-05-2007, 08:37 PM
Specifically, <G56>. (although <G32> and <G33> are also good for this)
<G56> ROBOTS in HOME ZONE - ROBOTS score bonus points at the end of the match if they are entirely in their HOME ZONE, not in contact with any element of the field (carpet, alliance station, goal etc.) and the lowest point of the ROBOT is higher than 4 inches and/or 12 inches above the carpeted field surface. The number of bonus points an ALLIANCE receives is based on the total number of ROBOTS satisfying these conditions....The "glass shield thing" happens to be the alliance station wall.

Danny McC
03-05-2007, 08:49 PM
Hmmmm what if the team found a way to hook to the ceiling of the arena and raise themselves up? That was my idea from the start. The whole batman idea

Nuttyman54
03-05-2007, 08:52 PM
Hmmmm what if the team found a way to hook to the ceiling of the arena and raise themselves up? That was my idea from the start. The whole batman idea

not allowed according to this Q&A
http://forums.usfirst.org/showthread.php?t=1710

Danny McC
03-05-2007, 08:54 PM
That sucks. But you gotta admit everyone would be in shock if someone came out and did that

ham90mack
03-05-2007, 09:14 PM
Hmmmm what if the team found a way to hook to the ceiling of the arena and raise themselves up? That was my idea from the start. The whole batman idea

How would you even get a strong enough arm 50 feet into the air, anyway?

Danny McC
03-05-2007, 09:15 PM
Didnt think that far ahead.

EricH
03-05-2007, 09:15 PM
How would you even get a strong enough arm 50 feet into the air, anyway?Winch and catapult. Maybe a small rocket. If you must use an arm, you will likely be overweight.

Jeff K.
03-05-2007, 09:17 PM
How would you even get a strong enough arm 50 feet into the air, anyway?

Pneumatic hook launcher attached to winch. Then pick yourself and 2 other robots up and repel down upside down w/o dropping the 2 robots and then you'll be batbot.:p

ham90mack
03-05-2007, 09:17 PM
Winch and catapult. Maybe a small rocket. If you must use an arm, you will likely be overweight.

Hmm... somehow I don't think rockets would get past the rules in the first place... But definitely a catapult.

Danny McC
03-05-2007, 09:18 PM
Batbot ay? Hmmmm Sounds good

ham90mack
03-05-2007, 09:20 PM
Batbot ay? Hmmmm Sounds good

http://www.battlefieldrobotics.org/gallery/robotbuild/022.jpg

What were you saying about a bat bot? :D

Danny McC
03-05-2007, 09:23 PM
http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/Unknown/Batman---Symbol-Print-C11758162.jpeg


almost the same

Jeff K.
03-05-2007, 09:25 PM
http://www.battlefieldrobotics.org/gallery/robotbuild/022.jpg

What were you saying about a bat bot? :D

Your drivers must have fun trying to see through the side ramps.:rolleyes:

VanMan
03-05-2007, 09:26 PM
Ya that was the first thing we thought of after kickoff. But then we found out for the points to count the robots must not be touching the walls or game pieces.

Danny McC
03-05-2007, 09:27 PM
Well my first thought was batman but than i figured we would have no way to get it working

ham90mack
03-05-2007, 09:30 PM
Your drivers must have fun trying to see through the side ramps.:rolleyes:

Well, of course now that the robot is actually built, those ramps are closer together...

http://www.battlefieldrobotics.org/robocats/icon/newbot.gif

Danny McC
03-05-2007, 09:33 PM
Hmmm pretty nice looking. Even though it would be cooler if you had it driving around looking like batwings