Hello all and I know I may be opening up a can of worms with this next question but here it goes!!!
Our team wants to build a robot for this season. We want to use that robot for some of the at home challenges like the hyper drive challenge and then use our 2020 robot for the ball related challenges.
So I looked on the official Q and A section of the FIRST Website and found that someone asked the question and it was answered accordingly:
Answer listed there said: Answer
Yes, C5 requires that “each registered FIRST Robotics Competition team may enter only one (1) ROBOT (or ‘Robot’, a ROBOT-like assembly equipped with most of its drive base, i.e. its MAJOR MECHANISM that enables it to move around a FIELD) into a 2021 FIRST Robotics Competition Event.” At Home Challenges are different events from each other and are different events from an in-person event, which means different ROBOTS may be used for these different events.
My interpretation of that answer is that each at Home challenge is unique to itself. So multiple robots can be used. But then I looked it up in the manual for this year and that states:
SC8. All Skills Challenge runs should be completed with the same ROBOT in the same configuration.
This is not intended to prevent teams from making minor upgrades or enhancements
throughout the path of the Skills Competition. The intent of this rule is to prevent teams
from making substantial changes to their ROBOT between challenges (e.g. completing
the POWER PORT challenge, and then removing all POWER CELL related mechanisms for
completion of the Hyperdrive challenge).
So if we build a new robot and do NOT modify its build between challenges we should be ok with the two robot approach. Cant wait to read the comment son this one!