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[DPRG] Contests at the Science Place

Subject: [DPRG] Contests at the Science Place
From: Ralph Tenny rten at metronet.com
Date: Wed Feb 6 09:34:27 CST 2002

Speaking as one who now has much judging experience; eyeball 
timing/observation should suffice to determine task completion.
Ralph

On Wed, 6 Feb 2002, Ed Okerson wrote:

> Can we rely on the judges eyes for that, or do you thing we need another
> laser at the B end of the course?
> 
> Ed Okerson
> President DPRG
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John R Caldwell" <jcaldwel at jcpenney.com>
> To: "Sluggy!" <slugmusk at linuxlegend.com>
> Cc: "dprg" <dprglist at dprg.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 8:12 AM
> Subject: Re: [DPRG] Contests at the Science Place
> 
> 
> > In Quick Trip, all of the robot should be required to get over the line
> into Area B.
> >
> > John Caldwell
> > 972.431.24040
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "Sluggy!" wrote:
> >
> > > Ed Koffeman wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Quick Trip, though we could easily change to timing the first part
> to cross the line in both directions, as long as we're
> > > > counting the entire robot crossing the line at the other side of the
> course.
> > >
> > > A combination of the two concepts would be workable if we wanted to keep
> > > the "completely over the line" clause. The time could be started and
> > > stopped by the first part over the line, then the run could be qualified
> > > based on whether the entire robot had crossed the finish line. In other
> > > words, if a robot made the course but stopped before completely crossing
> > > the line, a (hopefully mild) penalty could be assessed.
> > >
> > > Personally, however, I say do away with that part of the rule. Pretty
> > > much every other timed distance event that I can think of counts the
> > > first part over the line, from motorsports and horseraces to baton
> > > relays and duck shoots. It would certainly facilitate electronic timing
> > > if we want to pursue it.
> > >
> > > Sluggy!
> > >
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> > > running for president
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