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Re: Robot Arm C

Post by harryk » February 26th, 2013, 6:22 am

olympiaddict wrote:Robot Arm is out of the rotation for next year?
Really? Where did you see this? I'm wouldn't be surprised since most events are on a two year cycle, but I'd expect that robot arm might get three years due to the needed investment and complexity. Though I am interested to see what, if any, robotic event will replace it.
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Re: Robot Arm C

Post by olympiaddict » February 26th, 2013, 7:19 am

I'm only basing this on Mr. Boyd's post above

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Re: Robot Arm C

Post by harryk » February 26th, 2013, 9:34 am

olympiaddict wrote:I'm only basing this on Mr. Boyd's post above
/facepalm
I did not see that :oops:
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Re: Robot Arm C

Post by mortal_creator_13 » February 27th, 2013, 4:13 pm

I know that this isn't the place for rule clarifications, but when using a robot arm kit with modifications, should we list the original kit as ONE item on the components list, or should we detail each part? It's a assembly-required kit, not a preassembled.
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Re: Robot Arm C

Post by olympiaddict » February 27th, 2013, 4:39 pm

I personally would list everything since it says if a component is not assembled by the team it can be listed as a whole component. Since you put it together I'd say the inverse of that statement suggests each must be individually listed. I would mark each item in the Notes field as part of the kit though, then you're covered in my opinion.

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Re: Robot Arm C

Post by mrsteven » February 27th, 2013, 4:45 pm

Also the kit comes with a list of all the parts (likely) which is nice to use when making the component lists ;)
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Re: Robot Arm C

Post by mortal_creator_13 » February 27th, 2013, 5:15 pm

Alright! Thank you all. :) Good luck with your competitions!
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Re: Robot Arm C

Post by RAntonello » February 28th, 2013, 2:48 pm

According to the rules, commercial batteries must not exceed 14.4 volts as labeled. Does that mean the max collective voltage allowed is only 14.4 volts, or each individual battery can be up to 14.4 volts as long as it is on different circuits. For example, a remote control needs a 9v battery but the robot arm needs a separate 9v battery.

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Re: Robot Arm C

Post by olympiaddict » February 28th, 2013, 3:13 pm

the situation you have described is legal.

The rules prohibit any point in a circuit to have a greater voltage than 14.4. This means that no matter what batteries you have in your device, it will be legal so long as they are connected to have a voltage less than or equal to this number. Meaning, two 12v packs could both be in separate circuits, or alternatively connected in parallel, but it would not be allowed for them to be in series and output 24v.
http://www.zbattery.com/Connecting-Batt ... r-Parallel
This link gives you a little info about how this works.

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Re: Robot Arm C

Post by Parth 9999 » March 1st, 2013, 5:18 pm

Our team has been wondering whether a wireless connection is necessary for the competition. The rules state the regulations for radio control equipment however we do not know whether the wired connection is allowed.

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