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John Barrett <[log in to unmask]>
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It's an unintended artifact of driving by a triggered dispenser.  
Specifically, the robot hugs the west wall and pushes the dispenser's 
arm back to it's original state

John

On 11/15/2011 2:13 PM, Samantha Davis wrote:
> Purely out of curiosity, why would you reset the dispenser?
>
> All the Best - Samantha
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Nov 15, 2011, at 1:59 PM, John Barrett<[log in to unmask]>  wrote:
>
>> And just to be precise, the score is given for empty dispensers, and not (what I would call) triggered dispensers.  Correct?  I ask because in the course of the match, our robot dispenses the pink bacteria and then later "resets" the dispenser to the original position (without any bacteria, of course).
>>
>> John
>>
>> On 11/15/2011 1:10 PM, VA/DC Referee Advisor wrote:
>>> Brian is right.  The *bacteria* are not worth any points on the mat or in Base.
>>>
>>> Also, teams should remember that it's okay for bacteria to land on the
>>> mat, especially if that is part of their strategy.  If the robot
>>> happens to clean them all away (e.g. take them to Base) before the end
>>> of the match, then the empty dispensers are worth the higher amount.
>>> It is the condition of the field at the end of the match that
>>> determines the scoring.
>>>
>>> Steve Scherr
>>> VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor
>>>
>>> On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 11:53 AM, Brian Hardy
>>> <[log in to unmask]>   wrote:
>>>> Technically, the bacteria do not score at all (unless they make it to the
>>>> sink), it's the dispenser that score the points - they each get 12 points, 7
>>>> if any bacteria, of any color, is on the mat outsde of base. As has been
>>>> stated in previous threads, they do not have to make it base for the
>>>> dispenser to score.
>>>> Brian
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> On Nov 15, 2011, at 11:09 AM, "Tiller, Ron (ESS)"<[log in to unmask]>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> If some fall and you return some then the points for the ones returned are
>>>> lowered to 7 which is the same as the ones left on the mat.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Ron C. Tiller
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC
>>>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Samantha Davis
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 11:02 AM
>>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>>> Subject: EXT :[VADCFLL-L] Scoring
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hi -
>>>>   I can't find the rule about the bacteria. We want to capture the little
>>>> green
>>>> bacteria balls and return to base. I know points are different for bacteria
>>>> on
>>>> mat vs. the base. What if some fall and some return? No points?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> All the Best - Samantha
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>
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>> John J. Barrett
>> Industrial Medium Software, Inc.
>> 1616 Anderson Road
>> McLean, VA 22102
>>
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