Wed, 15 Sep 2010 18:44:55 -0400
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It fails because the white cells are attached to each other--you have to look closely. You are correct. You are not allowed to attach the cells doctor and tech to your robot (unless they can separate through gravity.)
VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor
On Sep 15, 2010, at 6:30 PM, Michael Brown wrote:
> From the games rulings page
> 1 - RAPID BLOOD SCREENING PICS
> Remember, knowledge of the Rules is just as important as knowledge of the missions… For this mission, IN is required, and TOUCHING is not. But the NO SCORE status of Pictures 3 and 4 is not about the Mission criteria. They fail because of the third bullet of Rule 13. (By the way, please IGNORE the last picture under Professional Teamwork!)
> I need someone to explain to me why picture three is a no score. it meets the requirement of "in' but fail from bullet three from rule 13 which is...
> You are limited as to how you may connect anything to a mission model. Gently flipping and/or shaking
> one (the heavier if the two are different) must allow gravity to completely separate them. The ref does not
> allow a start with an illegal connection. See Rule 20.
> So picture three fails because the "cells" are on their sides???
> If that is so, if the doctor and the tech are face down but in do they also fail?
> Does that mean I can not attach the cells, the doctor, tech to my robot and drive my robot so that they are 'in" but are still attached to the robot?
> Michael Brown
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