It does not make a difference for the Sports mission whether the ball ends up in the net on the fly, or after a bounce. It is important for the Sports mission that the "shot" that puts the ball in the net comes with the robot and its equipment completely behind the shot lines on the mat. A simple "drop" straight down into the net is not okay. Steve Scherr VA-DC FLL Referee Advisor On Monday, November 3, 2014, Rosa Rodriguez-Finch <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > A follow-up question to this mission. Can the ball be dropped into the > goal or does it have to bounce over the obstacle? > > > > On Nov 3, 2014, at 1:29 PM, Stephen Scherr wrote: > > As was described here, the shot would not count for mission points. > > If the loop is attached to the robot, then it is part of the robot (Rule > 12). The Sports mission requires that all equipment involved with the shot > is completely inside the shot lines. The robot is involved with the shot, > so the entire robot must be east/north of the shot lines. That includes > anything attachments joined to it, even if that attachment is not otherwise > being used in the shot. > > Steve Scherr > VA-DC FLL Referee Advisor > > On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 11:40 AM, Saji Sukumaran <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> Hi, >> Not sure if this was answered earlier. >> >> we have a robot with an attachment in the front that carries a loop (from >> previous mission). But that attachment is not involved in the throwing of >> the ball. An attachment behind the robot coupled to a different motor acts >> as a catapult to release the ball. But the issue is that the ball will fall >> into the goal only if the front part of the robot that is not involved with >> the throwing is outside the shot line. Is this allowed? >> >> As per the rule >> All equipment involved with the shot was completely east/north of the >> “Shot Lines” while sending the ball to the net. So does this incllude the >> whole robot with all the attachements, or is it just the robot with the >> throwing arm? >> >> I woud really like help getting this clarified. >> >> Regards, >> >> Saji Sukumaran >> Cascades Thunderbots >> >> >> -- 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.