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Fog Machine (shower thought)

If Dean doesn't put a fog machine on the field to simulate a rocket launch I'll be sad.

But in all seriousness, what would be the viability of this happening at an FRC competition? Would it affect robotic components? I feel like it would be pretty hype.
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Re: Fog Machine (shower thought)

Seems pretty tame compared to the stunts pulled at PNW DCMP the last couple years.
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Re: Fog Machine (shower thought)

I spent the last month and half or so working for a company that specializes in fog machines. One of the biggest concerns I would have is if there was a leak/spill of the fog fluid on or near any electrical components (they do not mix well at all). However, once the fluid is vaporized into the fog or haze (haze would probably be better for visibility) I don't know how it would interact with the electronics on board the robots or field. My first instincts would be there would be no harm to the robots. But what the more long term affects on the field equipment are, I do not know.

That would being said, if this were to happen, it would be freakin awesome!
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Re: Fog Machine (shower thought)

It turns out that a fog machine can set off an optical smoke detector like the beam-breaking kind that are used to span wide, high-ceilinged rooms like gyms. This issue arose when setting up for the first Chezy Champs.
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It turns out that a fog machine can set off an optical smoke detector like the beam-breaking kind that are used to span wide, high-ceilinged rooms like gyms. This issue arose when setting up for the first Chezy Champs.
Funny you mention that. My appartment building was evacuated due to the fire alarms going off the night before Halloween this year. Turns out the people running the haunted house pumped to much for into the place and it triggered the alarm. Thank goodness it wasn't raining (that time)
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