While looking at the FRC 95 Build Thread and the recent video posted within of their first robotic hatch cover placements, I was impressed by how tight a gap robots will be required to hit in order to avoid hatch covers falling to the ground.
My question to the community;
How Many Hatch Covers will be on the Ground Per Match? (Weeks 1-3)
- Once in a Blue Moon
- 1-2 per match
- 2-3 per match
- 3-5 per match
- 5+ per match
Something that might also be interesting to discuss is what percentage of teams start the season with a hatch cover pickup and what percentage have one by the end.
Speaking from personal experience, the addition of a gear ground pickup to my team’s 2017 robot dramatically improved our ability to play Steamworks, it will be interesting to see what happens with this game.