Electric Vehicle 2017 event info

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Re: Electric Vehicle 2017 event info

Post by chalker » July 20th, 2016, 5:21 am

To help clarify, here's the general idea in the draft rules (caveat as always that this is from DRAFT rules): There are 2 soup cans place near the mid point of the track (but offset to the side). The team can move one of them to make a gap of a certain width that is offset from the center line of the track. The narrower the gap, the harder it is to get a vehicle to pass through the gap successfully, and hence more bonus points are awarded.

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Post by windu34 » July 20th, 2016, 6:58 am

Going to be lots of skinny vehicles this year
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Post by Unome » July 20th, 2016, 7:08 am

windu34 wrote:Going to be lots of skinny vehicles this year
That'll be fun to see. I wonder how the width would affect precision of turning though.
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Post by windu34 » July 20th, 2016, 7:09 am

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windu34 wrote:Going to be lots of skinny vehicles this year
That'll be fun to see. I wonder how the width would affect precision of turning though.
Yeah I think the interesting part will be finding a middle ground.
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Re: Electric Vehicle 2017 event info

Post by unwoundmouse » July 20th, 2016, 9:29 am

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unwoundmouse wrote:Also in the draft rules it mentions 1 second being equivalent to 1 centimeter in points? Is that a mistake or are they reducing the weight of time?
that's the same as before....
Previously wasn't the conversion rate 10 cm = 1 second in points?

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Re: Electric Vehicle 2017 event info

Post by windu34 » July 20th, 2016, 9:37 am

unwoundmouse wrote:
windu34 wrote:
unwoundmouse wrote:Also in the draft rules it mentions 1 second being equivalent to 1 centimeter in points? Is that a mistake or are they reducing the weight of time?
that's the same as before....
Previously wasn't the conversion rate 10 cm = 1 second in points?
oh true
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Post by windu34 » July 21st, 2016, 5:03 am

What do you guys think will be the best method to obtain the bonus? Electronic or mechanical steering?
The way I see it, we can either fix the frame of the vehicle to turn or use a servo
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Post by Bazinga+ » July 21st, 2016, 1:34 pm

windu34 wrote:What do you guys think will be the best method to obtain the bonus? Electronic or mechanical steering?
The way I see it, we can either fix the frame of the vehicle to turn or use a servo
I think both could potentially work well, but I'm more inclined to go with mechanical, since I don't feel like regular servos will be precise enough unless you design some special set up where the servos are somehow geared and dont have any force applied directly on them.
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Post by windu34 » July 21st, 2016, 1:53 pm

Bazinga+ wrote:
windu34 wrote:What do you guys think will be the best method to obtain the bonus? Electronic or mechanical steering?
The way I see it, we can either fix the frame of the vehicle to turn or use a servo
I think both could potentially work well, but I'm more inclined to go with mechanical, since I don't feel like regular servos will be precise enough unless you design some special set up where the servos are somehow geared and dont have any force applied directly on them.
I do think that mechanical would be easier to implement, but is there any benefit to electrical steering?
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Re: Electric Vehicle 2017 event info

Post by windu34 » July 22nd, 2016, 7:41 am

I don't quite understand the scoring for EV.
With my current vehicle's scores:
TS: 2 seconds so 2 points with new rules
DS: ~2cm so 2 points with new rules
BS: (assuming I am able to build the vehicle I plan to build and am able to achieve my goal) .2*(100-20)=16
So then 2+2-16= -12?
Am I missing something?
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