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by StuartL
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Rules suggestion (from committee post on the same)
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Re: Rules suggestion (from committee post on the same)

I think the wording works in your case too, there's nothing in the reworded rule to constrain the orientation of the cube. i.e. If you have the cube outside the arena and the competitor demonstrates that the robots fit in that cube in a given orientation then that's the orientation they should be as...
by StuartL
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Rules suggestion (from committee post on the same)
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Rules suggestion (from committee post on the same)

I was just reading http://robotwars101.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=60488 and have a suggestion for simpler and clearer wording. Razerdave's suggestion was: All expanding robots AND CLUSTERBOTS must start the match in the same configuration they fit into the cube. I'd suggest simplifying this to: All r...
by StuartL
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS56 - Bristol
Replies: 41
Views: 26529

Re: AWS56 - Bristol

Would it make sense to run the event and allow the competitors to choose whether they want to participate?
by StuartL
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Hebocon @ Newbury Hackspace, 17th April 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 9995

Hebocon @ Newbury Hackspace, 17th April 2017

We (Newbury Hackspace) are hosting a very small Hebocon (crap robot competition) two weeks today, Easter Monday 17th April.

If anyone is in the area feel free to come along, build a robot and compete.

https://www.facebook.com/newburyhackspa ... 8634939011
by StuartL
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: 2014 AWS Rules Debate
Topic: 2i) Clusterbots
Replies: 21
Views: 24487

Re: 2i) Clusterbots

I disagree with the driver having to be self contained. I'm a team consisting of 1 roboteer. By that rule I can never fight a cluster bot. This is the point I argued last time this came up. By the self-contained driver logic, only teams with two or more drivers can enter clusters, which rules out m...
by StuartL
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: 2014 AWS Rules Debate
Topic: 2i) Clusterbots
Replies: 21
Views: 24487

Re: 2i) Clusterbots

At the risk of deviating from the rule under debate, my biggest problem with clusterbots is that many (most?) do not comply with the following rule: 5h) All teams must be self-contained in terms of driver, transmitter, robots and battery packs, i.e. these cannot be shared with another team. This ru...
by StuartL
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: 2014 AWS Rules Debate
Topic: Rule 2j - name labels (and typographical error with rule 5e)
Replies: 21
Views: 25400

Re: Rule 2j - name labels (and typographical error with rule

I disagree. I think it should remain in force. I'm with Psychostorm on this one. As a frequent spectator but not-yet-competitor I would have very little idea of which robot was which at my first competition. Being able to read the robot names on the robots rather than repeatedly asking is very usef...
by StuartL
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: 2014 AWS Rules Debate
Topic: Rule 3c - Arena Drop-off
Replies: 50
Views: 47430

Re: Rule 3c - Arena Drop-off

3a) All battles must take place in a battle box, regardless of weapons being used in the battle. 4mm polycarbonate is the minimum recommended thickness. With no gaps greater than 2mm for safety. 3b) The arena will be a raised platform with an area of at least 35.4 inches (900mm) square. 3c) 20-30% ...
by StuartL
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: 2014 AWS Rules Debate
Topic: Rule 3c - Arena Drop-off
Replies: 50
Views: 47430

Re: Rule 3c - Arena Drop-off

Minimum of 25% of the perimeter would equate to two drop offs of 45cm on a minimum size 90cm x 90cm arena. Perhaps a minimum drop-off of 25% and a maximum of the current minimum, i.e. 50%?
by StuartL
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: 2014 AWS Rules Debate
Topic: Rule 3b - Arena Size
Replies: 12
Views: 17327

Re: Rule 3b - Arena Size

Are there any examples of where an arena meeting the minimum requirement has posed a specific problem in a competition? If not it doesn't seem necessary to change the rule, since any competition can meet the regulation with a larger arena and the (ever increasing number of) competitors can pick and ...