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Jeff Borek <[log in to unmask]>
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Sorry if I am pre-empting the official experts, but since I am on a role
this morning:
In that scenario looks like you get 22 and they get 40.  I think this
update gives additional clarity that what you are proposing is allowed.

U04 – SOLAR PANEL ACCESS 7 October 2018 Your Robot is free and expected to
switch the position of any Solar Panel at any time, to maximize your score,
even though one of them wasn’t called “your” panel. R16 is not a problem
here because: • Both teams have equal/symmetrical access to both Solar
Panels by design of the game. • The 22-point condition for M02 is about
Solar Panel(s) –plural– indicating both. • All of your scoring diagrams do
include both panels.

On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 10:08 AM Ravi Desai <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> My teams asking if they can go and pull the other teams panel towards our
> board to have both panels same direction?
> That way we also give the other team 18 points - coopetition. ? Thanks.
>
> On Nov 18, 2018, at 9:10 AM, Jeff Borek <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> My two cents: I think simplest way to say it is: if you pulled and other
> team pushed the solar panel you should have received 22 points and they 40.
>
> Totally possible refs missed it.  E.g. not related to Solar, but in ours
> once they missed we had the gas core and once missed we did food
> production.  (And overall I think our volunteer refs were great - they
> graciously changed the sheet when it was pointed out to them).
>
> Hate to waste learning time having the kids practicing to make sure they
> understand the scoring sheet [though we spent plenty of learning time
> having them practice the robot runs], but handling potential errors is a
> good way for them to learn respectful communication [and not a bad lesson
> to make sure they completely understand something before signing it].
>
> On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 8:28 AM Ravi Desai <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> We had a question about solar array score that some clarification would
>> help. Our strategy was to pull the panel. In the first round we pulled but
>> got 0 points. Am pretty sure that the other team pushed their panel.
>> Needless the team changed the program to pushing it to be safe. Looking at
>> the mission write up it says potential scores can be 40 as well. Can
>> someone please explain how can that be achieved?
>>
>> *Mission*
>>
>> Solar panels need to be angled toward or away from you, depending on
>> strategy and conditions.
>> *Scores*
>>
>>    -
>>
>>    Both solar panels are angled toward the same field: *22 (for both
>>    teams)*
>>    -
>>
>>    Your solar panel is angled toward the other team’s field: *18*
>>    -
>>
>>    Possible scores: 0, 18, 22, 40
>>
>>
>>    Thanks.
>>
>>    RD.
>>
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