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 Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:45 am 
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4.3.1 ALL black checkers must be outside the cooling tower (large circle) to get the 20 Points. Even the ones from the sluice. ???

Just want to make sure we are scoring correctly.

Also, we found out at the practice meet that flash photography can mess up the color/light sensors. The stafff at the meet did a great job reminding parents/coaches not to use flash photography.


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 Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:22 am 
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tamidh wrote:
4.3.1 ALL black checkers must be outside the cooling tower (large circle) to get the 20 Points. Even the ones from the sluice. ???


I try to write the rules as absolutes - when it says ALL the Depleted (black) Fuel, it really means ALL the depleted fuel. If there is ANY Depleted (black) fuel in the cooling tower (large circle), no matter where it came from or originated, then you don't get points for the task.

tamidh wrote:
Also, we found out at the practice meet that flash photography can mess up the color/light sensors. The stafff at the meet did a great job reminding parents/coaches not to use flash photography.


Yes, flash photography will absolutely devastate light/color sensors. One tip for teams to get the most out of their color sensors - when using the color sensors, don't face them directly perpendicular to the mat (perfectly vertical); make the color sensor have a slight angle to the mat. Unfortunately this makes the sensors slightly more susceptible to outside interference (flash photography, bright reflections, etc...) but it almost doubles the accuracy of the color sensor. Light sensors actually lose accuracy if you do this to them, so keep the light sensors vertical and close to the mat.

-Danny


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