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Sonya Shaver <[log in to unmask]>
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Sonya Shaver <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 1 Nov 2011 19:31:20 -0400
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Yes, I am worried about this too!  We followed the directions to make the
fix, and ours do not droop at all.

Sonya in Harrisonburg

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 5:19 PM, Lloyd O'Hara <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> **
> I am a bit confused and I'm hoping somebody can help out.  I applied the
> bacteria dispenser fixes as noted and originally had some droop.  However,
> I no longer have droop, does this mean I did something wrong?
>
> *29 - DROOPY BACTERIA DISPENSERS
> *True enough, the small fixes applied to the bacteria dispensers weren't
> enough to stop them from leaning.  Better fixes would have either been too
> difficult to describe, or would have interfered with the robot's path under
> the bin.  Luckily the droop is pretty consistent, and the dispensers work
> exactly as intended.  This post is official acceptance of the droop.
> You've all been working with the droop for about two months now, and we're
> not going to mess with it on you.  To teams:  Expect the same droop at
> tournaments as you're used to in practice.  To tournament officials:
> Prepare the bacteria dispensers as per Update #12, and don't try to lessen
> the droop in any other way (no tape, Dual Lock, weights, further redesign,
> etc.) - it would hurt teams more than it would help.
>
> Contrary to what update 29 says, It might be that some of us will be at a
> disadvantage.  I moved, per instructions, the dual loc as far up on the
> front legs as possible and also moved the other four up to be on the "X"'d
> out boxes in the middle.  I have no dual lock on the back "X"'d out blocks
> right now.
>
> All of our robot and code design is based on this.  What do we need to
> change, redesign, recode, and practice to not be at a disadvantage come
> this Saturday at LC Bird?  Can anybody help?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Lloyf O'Hara
> Coach, Crestwood Monarchs
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