Displaying temperatures

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Displaying temperatures

Post by FelixHuangScioly » March 2nd, 2020, 5:03 pm

At regionals, my partner and I wrote our code so that we only displayed one temperature after waiting 10 seconds; because of this, we placed second. The first-place team had their program continuously displaying temperatures and they picked the temperature that was the closest to the thermometer. I was not sure if this was actually legal, so could someone confirm if we can continuously display temperatures and pick the closest match at the state tournament?

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Re: Displaying temperatures

Post by Umaroth » March 2nd, 2020, 7:25 pm

FelixHuangScioly wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 5:03 pm
At regionals, my partner and I wrote our code so that we only displayed one temperature after waiting 10 seconds; because of this, we placed second. The first-place team had their program continuously displaying temperatures and they picked the temperature that was the closest to the thermometer. I was not sure if this was actually legal, so could someone confirm if we can continuously display temperatures and pick the closest match at the state tournament?
Different tournaments have been running it differently, but ideally you shouldn't even be able to see the calibration thermometer to prevent situations like that.
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Re: Displaying temperatures

Post by nisha01 » March 4th, 2020, 8:32 pm

I would say so too. In our event parameters, it specifically states that the thermometer cannot be viewed while taking the temperature, but, as they said, different tournaments may allow you to view it, but that would be weird.

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