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by DieGracefullyRobotics
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS56 - Bristol
Replies: 41
Views: 2500

Re: AWS56 - Bristol

Hi all. Due to personal circumstances it looks like I'm going to have to step away from robots for a fair bit. Finding the money and headspace for it is going to be very difficult for me for at least the rest of the year. It looks like it'll be best if I pull out of hosting this next event too. I kn...
by DieGracefullyRobotics
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Increasing numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 1051

Re: Increasing numbers

I agree with all that and think 5) can be pretty much discarded as an option.
by DieGracefullyRobotics
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Increasing numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 1051

Re: Increasing numbers

Do you mean swapping one robot out for another mid-comp? Then it's not a fair comp. If your robot progresses, you have to deal with any damage it takes along the way as part of the challenge. If you have the option to swap it out for a reserve machine, then it's completely unfair. I don't personally...
by DieGracefullyRobotics
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Increasing numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 1051

Re: Increasing numbers

I'm absolutely not an advocate of 5) personally. I just flagged it up because it was mentioned before as a possible option.
by DieGracefullyRobotics
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Team Roland build diary
Replies: 19
Views: 696

Re: Team Roland build diary

I was very impressed with High Density Wedge Bot. A great first build and I'm glad you had fun and are planning new robots already :D
by DieGracefullyRobotics
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Electric wire
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Electric wire

That is correct, sir. As long as you know.
by DieGracefullyRobotics
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 66
Views: 2261

Re: Rule Debates

Done. No more on it please. It's driving me mad.

Back to George's point, thank you George, I've added it to the list for discussion.
by DieGracefullyRobotics
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 66
Views: 2261

Re: Rule Debates

I would say that ROBOX was legal in comp via a loophole in the rule as currently written, yes. But I also believe that what 2b is supposed to mean is pretty widely understood by everyone and that, in this case, it is being exploited away from intended meaning. 2b means that a complete robot (yes, al...
by DieGracefullyRobotics
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 66
Views: 2261

Re: Rule Debates

As I've said before, sir, I (and many others) believe rule 2b makes ROBOX against the rules*. We are currently in the process of accessing that rule to clear up the loophole used and make it as explicitly clear as possible. *EDITED ON BEHALF OF TEAM EFFORT - against what this rule is meant to convey...
by DieGracefullyRobotics
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 66
Views: 2261

Re: Rule Debates

I think that the last part of 2i is being misinterpreted. I remember when it was added and why. Its supposed to mean if the individual fleaweights want to also take part in the fleaweight competition (if there is one) as separate robots then they must conform to the fleaweight rules as well. It does...
by DieGracefullyRobotics
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Increasing numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 1051

Re: Increasing numbers

I agree, though there aren't really any rules for who can be a judge, as long as they are impartial to those involved in the fight. The judges at AWS55 were 3 veterans and 2 new guys. What we need is clear judges criteria. Then anyone capable of using the criteria can be a judge. It's another thing ...
by DieGracefullyRobotics
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Increasing numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 1051

Re: Increasing numbers

I would be happy with that in theory, Peter. But I guess a lot of teams who have developed 3 very good rollers already would be hard done by. For the record, I'm for point 2 as well. I also think the 2 arena thing has potential for cutting down time but adds an extra huge challenge for any EO and we...
by DieGracefullyRobotics
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Antweights
Topic: Rules suggestion (from committee post on the same)
Replies: 3
Views: 170

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

It doesn't quite work Stuart, either way. If a robot goes in the cube on the diagonal, for example, it would somehow have to start that way in the arena. I guess "A robot has to start every match within the constraints of a virtual 4" cube" or something less ludicrous-sounding, ha. We'll work out a ...
by DieGracefullyRobotics
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 66
Views: 2261

Re: Rule Debates

I am insecure doing it, I don't mind admitting. I feel like the bad guy a lot of the time. But I think someone needs to take the role and I seem to be the...loudest and...most productive. *sigh* I now have permission to post a rule update. I'm getting the committee together now to collect all rule i...