Provided there is no violation of G10 or G12, can a robot interact with their opponent’s CONTROL PANEL, possibly causing it to over-rotate or no longer be on the assigned color?
asked a day ago by FRC 3229
Yes, a ROBOT may interact with an opponent’s CONTROL PANEL, provided that G12 is not violated.
G12. Leave the opponent’s CONTROL PANEL alone. A ROBOT may not contact the opponent’s
CONTROL PANEL, either directly, or transitively through a POWER CELL, if
A. the opponent ROBOT is contacting that CONTROL PANEL, and
B. the opponent’s POWER PORT has reached CAPACITY
Violation: Opponents are awarded one (1) SHIELD GENERATOR ENERGIZED Ranking Point if
not completed at the conclusion of the MATCH.
If I read this right a red team could potentially spin the wheel after the blue team moved away from the control panel.
For Rotation it could reset the counter if done within 5 seconds and exceeded 5 spins, red would have to start the 3 spins again.
For Position (color) a quick spin could change the color if done within 5 seconds and red would have to realign the color to get the rank point.
The use of “and” in G12A would leave this opening. G12 A and B are required.
Are you willing to risk it to deny a rank point?