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[DPRG] Contests at the Science Place

Subject: [DPRG] Contests at the Science Place
From: Charlie W Youngblood chaz128 at juno.com
Date: Wed Feb 6 17:57:05 CST 2002

And area A.  :-)
	Charlie Youngblood

On Wed, 06 Feb 2002 08:12:06 -0600 "John R Caldwell"
<jcaldwel at jcpenney.com> writes:
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>In Quick Trip, all of the robot should be required to get over the 
>line into Area B.
>
>John Caldwell
>972.431.24040
>
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>
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>"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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>> process moderately deranged, if not actively insane." - Dave Barry, 
>on
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>In Quick Trip,<b><i> all</i></b> of the robot should be required to 
>get
>over the line into Area B.
><p><b><i>John Caldwell</i></b>
><br>972.431.24040
><br>&nbsp;
><br>&nbsp;
><br>&nbsp;
><p>"Sluggy!" wrote:
><blockquote TYPE=CITE>Ed Koffeman wrote:
><p>> 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
><br>> counting the entire robot crossing the line at the other side of
>the course.
><p>A combination of the two concepts would be workable if we wanted to
>keep
><br>the "completely over the line" clause. The time could be started 
>and
><br>stopped by the first part over the line, then the run could be 
>qualified
><br>based on whether the entire robot had crossed the finish line. In 
>other
><br>words, if a robot made the course but stopped before completely 
>crossing
><br>the line, a (hopefully mild) penalty could be assessed.
><p>Personally, however, I say do away with that part of the rule. 
>Pretty
><br>much every other timed distance event that I can think of counts 
>the
><br>first part over the line, from motorsports and horseraces to baton
><br>relays and duck shoots. It would certainly facilitate electronic 
>timing
><br>if we want to pursue it.
><p>Sluggy!
><p>--
><p>"No dignified person would voluntarily submit to it; the people who
>do
><br>submit to it are usually defective to begin with and come out of 
>the
><br>process moderately deranged, if not actively insane." - Dave 
>Barry,
>on
><br>running for president
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