JP wrote:Are we allowed to have a a piece of wood that disconnects a circuit to stop the motor for our lifter(to prevent damage) and moves the golf ball toward the jug? The piece of wood is initially completing a circuit while inside our lifter. Once the golf ball reaches the top, both the wood and golf ball come out and the circuit stops.
This type of thing has generally been allowed in the past - turning off motors or nichrome heaters after they are used. I asked this question through the FAQ system, got this reply, although it has not been posted:
You may turn off previous electronic circuits for safety purposes.
The original question is included for your records; there is no need to
respond unless you feel there is an error.
In the past, it has been permitted to wire the device so that nichrome
heaters and the like switch off when they are no longer needed. Is this still
permitted, or does it violate the ". . .must contribute to the task sequence.
. ." part of this rule? thanks
(section: 3 / paragraph: f / sub-paragraph: / line: 1)