Thanks Steve. It makes sense.
What confused the kids was the youtube videos that we watched from previous
years that had huge (and I mean huge) robots & attachments.
So, there was a disagreement within the team whether the height would be an
issue or not.
Thanks again for the clarification.
On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 12:29 AM, VA-DC Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]>
> Yes, the referees can tell if a robot is 13-14" tall during a start or
> restart, and we'll measure and warn you about it during the practice round.
> Rule 3, Benefit of the Doubt, suggests leniency when "the thickness of a
> (thin) line is a factor." That wouldn't be the case here.
> As Curt noted, figuring out how to stay within the constraints aligns with
> our Core Values.
> But so is having fun, and achieving team-defined goals is really
> important. I used to be a lot stricter, and I wouldn't let a robot that
> was out of spec start. I've learned more since then, and if the team
> really wants to run their program with a not-allowable start, then that's
> okay with me--they just won't get any points for what they do. But they
> can still show off their cool concept and be applauded for creativity, and
> maybe that is the team's goal, instead of scoring bushels of points. (Not
> all referees will think this way, so, as always, talking to your referee
> about unusual strategies before the match start is highly advisable.)
> Steve Scherr
> VA-DC FLL Referee Advisor
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 11:19 PM, Ozcan Adiyaman <[log in to unmask]>
> > Hi,
> > I have a quick question about the base ceiling. Rule #11 says base has
> an invisible ceiling 12'' high.
> > My question is, how strictly is this rule enforced? For example; if the
> robot height with an attached arm is 13'' or 14'', will that create a
> problem? Do the referees actually measure height of the robot?
> > Thanks
> > Oz
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