2023 Team Update 05

Yeup

:pray: cone

:raised_hands: cube

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We asked a question explicitly about strategy devices shared between all alliance members at the driver stations, which this update targets (see Q&A 88). I don’t think they intended to affect any other signaling methods previously allowed.

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Yep. Or if you also use your arms:

Cube

Cone

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We have basically 2 default strategies that work together we are just waiting for game play to see if we are right.

  1. One shelf is for cubes. One shelf for cones. The floor in front of each is also for thst game piece. The person whose team wants to use floor pickup only station is responsible for the floor strategy.

  2. In the event we are floor loading we expect a cone unless we need a cube to complete a Link. Our human player should be able to figure that out based on looking at the scoring area.

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I like this strategy as a high level framework.

Well, yes, except you also need to keep track of which other pieces are currently loaded on other robots and make some assumptions as to where they will be loaded. Also, you may skip the cube to complete a link if your alliance partner is better at cubes and is cycling right behind you. So, the overall strategy that the drive coaches are working at that particular time in the match may not be obvious to the human player.

Assuming that the drive coaches are developing and executing (and adjusting) the strategy. Being able to signal your desire to the human player is still going to be important.

Seems a reasonable default (though I’m so far not 100% convinced that the two shelves are equally easy to use from across the field), but I’m hoping most teams will have leds. What’s the current legality of “cheesecake”? :wink:

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Were you planning on making your signaling devices using electronics? If not, just bring a “non-powered signaling device.” If you were planning to be holding a screen, you were doing it wrong anyway.

-Connor

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Ok, that’s fair, given it’s a whole list of OR options, and non-powered signaling devices is listed as a separate item… you can still use something like a card or flag to signal.

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TOUCHDOWN

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More like: CHARGING

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Remember to tell the DJ not to play YMCA to avoid signal interference!

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Thursday last week - Sweet! Pleather bumpers are done.
Friday - Pleather bumpers are not allowed.
Saturday - Take pleather off bumpers, cut out new Codurra fabric, mark for numbers. Order new numbers.
Today - Get new numbers, get numbers pressed onto Cordurra.
RIGHT NOW - LOL PLEATHER IS LEGAL AGAIN!!!1!!!1!

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Sounds like the product specs thatour Marketing department gives to us in R&D… :roll_eyes:

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It’s fun to stay at the…

Cuuuube m c cone.

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Confused with the April tag system. I thought the purpose of the lovely transparent polycarb was to Protect the stupidly expensive stickers… So they go on the outside? And are repaired with GAFF Tape!!! (and I am highly nervous that they aren’t specifying a color here.)

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I thought the change to H303 and the discussion here warranted getting additional clarity from the GDC:

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They’re visible in the grid field tour video, around 0:50: https://youtu.be/J70qFwiUek0?t=51

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If they were behind the polycarb, teams would be fighting the glare off of the polycarb from the field lighting in order to read them with minimal recourse.

From the field tour video these aren’t pieces of paper or small stickers. And I can assure you that key volunteers won’t be repairing these with random gaff tape they find around the field. White and Black gaff is part of every field’s tool kit and I’m sure it will be used in the appropriate places if repairs are needed.

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The APRIL tags are large vinyl stickers (as provided by AM). No matter how careful the volunteers are, I worry about the precision of the repairs.

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I’m personally not too familiar with april tags/programming. Would a piece of tape slightly differing from the original tag cause them to not be readable?