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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 21:20:29 CST 2002

If a flag were to be used, it should be held high, then dropped to
indicate completion. It is easier, and shoud happen more quickly with
respect to actual event completion.
Ralph

On Wed, 6 Feb 2002, Charlie W Youngblood wrote:

> How about a line judge with a green flag. When the robot is all the
> way in area B, C, or A then the judge raises the flag.
> 
> 	Charlie Youngblood
> 
> On Wed, 6 Feb 2002 08:17:52 -0600 "Ed Okerson" <eokerson at fw.telenic.net>
> writes:
> >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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> >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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