And it is perfectly fine for the team to ask the referee to show them that the bulb side is facing south. Steve Scherr VA-DC FLL Referee Advisor On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 9:28 PM, Fredrik Nyman <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > If the field is correctly set up, the bulb will face south. > (Rules page 9, Mission Model Arrangement and Setup, description of Box > model). > > The team may ask the referee to double-check that models are correctly set > up (rule 37), but themselves they may only inspect the field visually (rule > 36). > > > On Monday, November 10, 2014, Tchow222 <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> Can the children check the box to make sure the lightbulb is facing a >> certain direction inside the box before the round starts? >> >> Nancy Nguyen >> -Sent from my iPad >> >> On Nov 10, 2014, at 3:54 PM, Stephen Scherr <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >> >> Let me provide an official response to Antony's question: >> >> He asks: if the robot grabs the black reverse engineering basket >> containing the original reverse engineering model and gets stuck outside >> Base carrying the basket back to Base, can the team rescue the robot and >> get a Robot Penalty? The answer is Yes. (Rules 43, 42, 26) >> >> In addition, he asks--what happens to the basket with the original >> reverse engineering model? >> A) does it go to Base with the Robot? (No) >> B) does it get left on the field at the spot of the touch? (No) >> C) does it get reset to its original position (No) >> >> the correct result is >> D) The basket and contents are removed by the referee from the field, >> and taken out of play. No points can be earned for the Reverse Engineering >> mission when this happens. >> >> Why? >> As Fredrik noted, since the robot is moving the basket, then the basket >> is Cargo (Rule 16) >> When you touch the robot and it has Cargo completely outside Base, then >> there is a Cargo Penalty (Rule 44). The penalty is that you lose the Cargo >> that your robot picked up outside Base. >> >> >> Analysis-- >> Is this a bad thing? Your team has two choices-- >> 1) it may leave the robot where it is and not score any more points. >> 2) it may rescue the robot and try to score more points. >> Either way, the team doesn't score any points for Reverse Engineering, so >> that shouldn't be a factor in deciding whether to rescue the robot or not. >> >> Bottom line--your team gets three chances to earn its best single match >> score. That's all that counts. Doing poorly in one match is okay, if it >> allows you to learn and try stuff that helps you to earn more points in a >> later match. >> Our goal is for the teams to show us what they can do. Not having the >> robot do anything is only okay when the team doesn't have anything else >> that it can do. >> >> Steve Scherr >> VA-DC FLL Referee Advisor >> ------------------------------ >> >> -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.