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Re: 2013 Game?

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Originally Posted by M_Bergman View Post
Here's my idea (haven't seen it before). Not so much of an overall idea, but rather a specific suggestion:

Have the field covered with, say, ping-pong balls. Well, something more durable, but soft so that robots aren't damaged. Have these balls be unrelated to scoring (or maybe a small point bonus for removing them to storage bins along the sides).

With this idea, robots would have to be specifically designed to maneuver through obstacles. I feel that this would make for an interesting break from the previous FRC fields, where all 'bots almost have to use a fairly standard wheel design. Also, of course, this might lead to an actual iteration of the intro videos' famous bulldozer-bot.
Field reset volunteers everywhere are groaning at the thought of it. I was ref for FLL this year, and the little LEGO bacteria balls were annoying enough. Now multiply that by 1000
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