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Stephen Scherr <[log in to unmask]>
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Stephen Scherr <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 13:29:01 -0500
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As was described here, the shot would not count for mission points.

If the loop is attached to the robot, then it is part of the robot (Rule
12).  The Sports mission requires that all equipment involved with the shot
is completely inside the shot lines.  The robot is involved with the shot,
so the entire robot must be east/north of the shot lines.  That includes
anything attachments joined to it, even if that attachment is not otherwise
being used in the shot.

Steve Scherr
VA-DC FLL Referee Advisor

On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 11:40 AM, Saji Sukumaran <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi,
> Not sure if this was answered earlier.
>
> we have a robot with an attachment in the front that carries a loop (from
> previous mission). But that attachment is not involved in the throwing of
> the ball. An attachment behind the robot coupled to a different motor acts
> as a catapult to release the ball. But the issue is that the ball will fall
> into the goal only if the front part of the robot that is not involved with
> the throwing is outside the shot line. Is this allowed?
>
> As per the rule
> All equipment involved with the shot was completely east/north of the
> “Shot Lines” while sending the ball to the net. So does this incllude the
> whole robot with all the attachements, or is it just the robot with the
> throwing arm?
>
> I woud really like help getting this clarified.
>
> Regards,
>
> Saji Sukumaran
> Cascades Thunderbots
>
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