What Emily describes is perfectly allowable as part of robot preparation in Rules 41 and 36. As described, it simply looks like two robot restarts with a short program running in between. The team is actually also allowed to run a program while handling the robot--just let the referee know that you are not actually trying to restart and leave Base until everything is ready, as described in Rules 39 and 40. Steve Scherr VA-DC FLL Referee Advisor On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 9:25 AM, Emily Mohajeri Norris < [log in to unmask]> wrote: > Good morning! Would you please help answer this question from our team, > which is preparing for their regional tournament this Saturday? We've > reviewed the rules and think this is ok, but we want to be sure. > > The team wants to run a brief segment of a new program, mid-match, while > the robot is fully in base, in order to get an attachment into the right > position before it continues with the program. Is it okay for them to set > up the program while the robot is completely in base, press start and let > the little bit of program run while they are not touching it and the robot > remains completely in base (this is when the attachment will shift to the > right angle), then touch the robot while the program is paused to position > it for take off from base, and then press the start button again to > continue the program, letting the robot leave base? > > Hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance for your feedback! > > Emily > Ancient Androids > > Sent from my iPhone > > -- 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. > -- 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.