Alright guys, its time to see the hilarious times (maybe not so hilarious at the time) our lack of attention, dorky logic, or “oneoff” circumstances led to something truly hilarious. I’m expecting to see flapjacked robots, yeeted charge stations, and any video evidence of hilarity. I’ll start:
Our second match, things were humming along nicely, when our extendo motor experienced an
intermittent wiring fail which led to the motor not being able to brake mode the end effector, leading to this (watch red 3630):
No, they don’t disabled. They just assign penalties. We were awarded 41 penalty points, plus 12 charge station points. It’s against the rules to cross onto the alliance’s side, to touch their game pieces, to touch their charge station, and to touch their robot.
In the end, the charge station points mattered for the RP, but the 53 penalty points were not needed for the win.
Yes, it’s a disable but an extremely slow one in this case, 6045 didn’t get disabled until much later. 6574 hit the ref stand on the other side of the curtain in Duluth and had the same happen to us, but in our case, it was closer to 15-20 seconds after it happened.
Yep, I just didn’t watch it far enough. Looks like about 50 seconds to disable. 2014 had a lot less going on, so it probably didn’t as much effort to disable a robot while keeping track of everything else.
We spent almost the entirety of Midwest DE Match #12 with our elbow chain broken and our lower arm flopping around like a dead fish. We elected to play something mildly resembling defense and somehow managed to limit the penalty damage to 1 or 2.