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Tue, 22 Nov 2011 13:01:25 -0500
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Use this as a skill builder.
"The world is not perfect.  How can the team overcome the possible
non-slipping if it happens during the tournament?  What can they add to the
programming to "convince" the rat to make the full decent?"
 These were the questions I posed to my team to get them to problem solve
this situation.  They came up with a idea pretty immediately.
Good luck to your team at state,
Brandy

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 11:00 AM, Aucoin, Bill (ES)
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:

>  You have to read the Game Updates to get the answer to this and similar
> questions. See: http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge/robotgameupdates****
>
> *28 - RATS AND CORN MALFUNCTION**
> *Don't expect a benefit-of-the-doubt ruling if you gently push on a rat
> slide and the rat doesn't come down.  Even with a slide in perfect
> condition, you have to give that model an honest smack to get the rat's
> weight off the slide (lighten up, rat!), and guarantee its descent.  That's
> just the nature of the model, and all correctly built models behave the
> same.  However, it is well known by now that the rat slides and corn
> harvester do need maintainance (see "Field Setup") in order to work like
> they did when they were correctly built (clicked pin connections for the
> slides, and spread walls for the harvester).  This post is to remind you
> about Rule 14's "Quality Control" procedure.  You share the responsibility
> for being sure the models are in tip-top shape if those models are critical
> to your game.  It so happens that when the robot interacts with these
> particular models, it's only half way toward earning full credit for the
> associated missions, so benefit-of-the-doubt is much harder for the ref to
> give.  The ref can still give you that favorable call, but It has to be
> REALLY obvious that a failure was the model's fault.  So do your part to
> reduce your chance of depending on a benefit-of-the-doubt call.****
>
> Best Regards,****
>
> Bill****
>
> ** **
>
> *From:* First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Denise Snyder
> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 22, 2011 10:55 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* EXT :[VADCFLL-L] Rat not sliding****
>
> ** **
>
>  ****
>
> Ok - we've been getting the Rat on a regular basis - the Robot is there,
> the catching container is there, the slide is activated - and now the rat
> appears to be getting stuck on the slide - the robot returns to base, minus
> the rat -  if this happens during the state tournament will the team get
> credit for the rat?****
>
>  ****
>
> Denise Snyder ****
>
> Coach ****
>
> Fungi's ****
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