This is probably a stupid question but at competition after a match is over and we are taking the robot back to the pit could we use a Wifi Compatible Control box to move it without having to use a tethered coard?
No. See “The Tournament” section of the Manual:
<T02> Radio control mode of ROBOT operation is not permitted areas anywhere off the field.
ROBOTS must only be operated by tether when not on the competition field.
i didn’t think that Wifi was a Radio Signal
I don’t think so. Here’s why:
- Wifi probably won’t be available at the events. You’d have to have your own.
- Wireless communication is a no-no, unless you are on the field and using the competition radios.
*]It would be a custom circuit…which makes it a slave to the RC (See Section 8 for details), and the RC isn’t taking input when it’s disabled.
Try a robot cart; that’ll get the robot back to the pit just fine. (And it’s unquestionably legal.)
Cool, thanks I was just curious if that was possible. It seemed better than using the tethered controls but whatever. Thanks
at nationals there have been teams with a cart that has wheels and there is a person inside driving it
but is not recomended
I have pushed the robot cart at 2 regionals for about 2 years and for 3 years at nats and it’s not that bad
We’ve worked with a cart that used FOUR (4) caster wheels, two of which did not turn right. I’m used to pulling a cart, but we’re working on an electronic drivable cart with a steering wheel or joystick attached. Just be sure, though, that if you decide to build a cart, stay within the guidelines.