Please take the time to carefully and completely read the Rules and
Missions documents supplied by FIRST. You and your team members
should know those rules, because they tell what you must and cannot
Velcro is not a LEGO product, and therefore cannot be used anywhere,
on the field or on the robot. The velcro-like material that comes
with the field kit is to be placed at the X marks, for holding models
down. The tables used in competition will be constructed according to
the instructions you received, so you should follow those
instructions closely so that your team practices on the same kind of
table they will compete on.
The "touch penalty" is described in the Rules and Missions documents.
In short, they lose a penalty piece (one of the standing-up
cylinders) for touching the robot outside of Base. Be sure they
understand when they may and may not touch the robot in order to
Best of luck!
>Hello all! I had a few questions about the map and robot.
>1) Do you have to velcro the objects in the playing field where
>there is a "X" or is velcro optional? If so, can you velcro objects
>at your discretion?
>2) What is the penalty amount for picking up a functional robot and
>putting it back into base?
>3rd Grade Teacher
>J.W. Alvey Elementary
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