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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 18:08:49 CST 2002

Ralph,
	I agree.

	Charlie Youngblood

On Wed, 6 Feb 2002 10:34:27 -0500 (CDT) Ralph Tenny <rten at metronet.com>
writes:
>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!
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > >
>> > > "No dignified person would voluntarily submit to it; the people 
>who do
>> > > submit to it are usually defective to begin with and come out of 
>the
>> > > process moderately deranged, if not actively insane." - Dave 
>Barry, on
>> > > running for president
>> > >
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