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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: Thu Feb 7 12:15:25 CST 2002

Having a flag being raised upon completion is akin to a indication
light comming on. It is not so much for timing as it is an indicator 
of status. Other wise a red flag could be used in that instance.
	Charlie Youngblood

On Wed, 6 Feb 2002 21:20:29 -0600 (CST) Ralph Tenny <rten at metronet.com>
writes:
>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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