I looked through the game manual but I am still unclear about this.
If a stack of crates is separated by a thin piece of metal, does it count as a stack? In other words, if a stack consisted on the bottom-most crate, then a thin piece of metal, then a second crate, what would score would this get? (Assume each crate has one ball in it, and is upright, open side up.)
At the end of a match, if a bot is holding a stack of crates (not in contact with the ground) and the bot is on the platform, does the 10-point bonus for a stack on the platform apply?
Where are you going to get these thin pieces of metal? Don’t forget Rule <G7>:
<G7> Robots may not deliberately detach parts during any Match, or leave mechanisms on the Playing Field. If a detached component or mechanism is attached to a Scoring Area and prevents additional scoring, the team will be Disqualified. Multiple infractions may result in Disqualification for the entire competition.
The logical assumption that I see in the detached part reference is that the robot may have used a piece of paper to pickup the box. If so, the piece of paper inately becomes a part of the robot. If then left behind and/or renewed from any source, it becomes a detached part.
all crates above 10.5 inches score no matter what (assuming there is 1+ ball(s) in the crate), each crate is on how high to top of that crate is, it doesn’t matter if its stacked on another crate or anything, all that matters is how high it is. for example.
Each of the bottom ones =30 points each, middle is 40, and top is 70.
in you example, as long as they have balls in the crates, no matter what you do with the crates, they will score. Hope that helped ~Derrick.