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Wed, 30 Oct 2019 10:14:32 -0400
Jeannine Robertazzi <[log in to unmask]>
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Hello -
  I am a rookie coach with a team in central Virginia. Our team is looking to program something to try for Missions 11,12,13 and I have been hesitant as I still do not feel I understand the parameters. The rule book is very clear on where structures need to end up for points, but I am completely lost on where they need to be during launch and/or inspection.

  I think if I understood the purpose of "inspection" then maybe this will all make sense. 
  1- So that is my first question - what is the purpose of the initial inspection and what needs to be in the "small inspection area" during this time. The robot, all attachments and only building blocks the team plans to use? Or *all* building blocks that could be used? Do the building units and upgrades have to be arranged in the form that the team will be using them during missions?

  2- Can my team manually stack a building unit (or 2), their bag 10 "innovative architecture" element and a sustainability upgrade and then move it manually into the "launch" area for the robot to them move to any circle? If this is their plan, must those elements be pre-stacked during the "inspection period"? Does the robot need to "fetch" the pre-built structure from the inspection area?

  I apologize for the denseness of these questions, but I wish there was more detailed guidance on these missions and this mat layout.

    Thanks in advance for any insight, Jeannine (Wrecking Balls of Charlottesville)


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