Thanks to everyone for their feedback and and advice. I have a
rookie team (except one person) and when they were first working on one of the
missions, they impacted the wall again and again (in ways that would not be
useful), because of programming and robot design issues and it fell apart a few
times. (came off the dual locks and some pieces disconnected). They now
have programs that behave better.
We have put the pieces back together and can use the walls as
'navigational aids' now without damaging the walls. At least so far. My
concern is that with repeated runs on the table it may be harder and harder for
the referees to put them together reliably.
I just tried Steve's suggestion to place a quarter under the wall
to aid in pressing the pieces back together and it worked well.
I'm going to think about this over the weekend. I have gone
back and read the rules again and will do so several times.
Hi all,We haven't had a problem with this yet, even driving a robot
over the wall. Eric, what is it that you are doing that is causing this to
happen? I would submit it to the Q&A blog, because if it is a
universal problem, then maybe they will make a ruling on it. What do you
think about that Steve?
Nanobots in Harrisonburg
On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 9:53 PM, Eric Palmer <[log in to unmask]>
with the yellow guide walls persist. After repeated runs with our
walls are not holding up and are hard to get firmly back together.
problems is that the Velcro like material lifts the sections it is
to and the other sections are now not at the same level. We can
this at the home table (use more of the Velcro like stuff, or glue
pieces). But I'm concerned that at tournament the walls are going
destroyed and be hard to put together well and in a timely
Are you having problems with the guide walls as well? Do you
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