I was wondering where the line is between 'kids do the work' vs 'starter robot' is? I have seen several suggestions (both here and on the interwebs) that this/that robot is a great robot for rookies, etc. While my team has been trying to make a decent robot from scratch, I have taken many of the suggestions that I have seen from the internet and made what I think is a decent driving base. Is it appropriate to hand that base over to the rookies and let them go from there? Will the judges frown on a coach doing some of the initial legwork to get a base started? What's the difference between that and finding a starting base on-line? Ideally I would love to see them make it from scratch, but today's building session has me thinking that this may be a bit of a stretch.
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