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Thanks a lot Bill for your feedback!! This is what my team's understanding was!!


Thanks 

Amit 


On Nov 14, 2016 12:18 PM, "Robot Bill" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Amit,

Here is my unofficial response to your situation and questions.

This mission does not state anything about hanging in the "gap of the Biomimicry Wall" nor "touching the white/grey section of the wall". See GP2 and M05.

https://firstinspiresst01.blob.core.windows.net/fll/animal-allies-challenge-guide.pdf

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Here is how I would approach this as a referee:
Q1: Is the "Biomimicry Wall completely supporting all of the weight of the White Gecko and touching only the Biomimicry Wall and/or the Green Gecko"?.
Q2: If the Gecko is also touching the robot, is the robot also a "scoring object"? (Is all of the weight of the robot also hanging from the wall and touching only the Biomimicry Wall and/or the Green Gecko?)

In my opinion, if the answer to Q1 is yes and the answer to Q2 is either not applicable or yes, your team should get credit for this mission depending on what is hanging on the wall.

Per GP5 and GP2, we only use the updates, missions, field setup and rules "exactly and only what it plainly says" as the authoritative references for the robot game.
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Hopefully this answers your current (and possible a few future) questions.


Bill


On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 10:59 AM, Amit G <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
HI FLL Mentors, Referees and Awesome Coaches!!!

Thanks for all the Qs asked and answered on this forum in the last 30 days. 

My team was sharing their project and Robot design with a Rookie team and we learnt that in the biomimicry mission, the White Gecko was to hang in the gap of the biomimicry wall and not be touching the white/grey section of the wall. I was not sure if that is true, because after reading the mission details, we were under the impression that the Gecko can go anywhere on top of the wall as long as it's not touching the ground.

the rules say "The Biomimicry Wall completely supports: ...All the weight of the White Gecko” the Gecko must be supported by the wall and not the robot at the end of the match.

I will really appreciate your feedback and clarfication on this topic.

Thanks a lot!

Amit Govil
Team 10769 - The Doggy Doo'ers



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