Wednesday, November 6, 2012
The Savage Soccer main event is this Saturday, here are a few reminders for teams to ensure a smooth event on Saturday.
- To set up the competition template, follow these instructions:
- Update your version of easyC to the newest version, found at http://intelitekdownloads.com. For easyC V2, it should be 188.8.131.52, for easyC Pro it should be 184.108.40.206 and for easyC V4 it should be 220.127.116.11 . This upgrade is free if you have a license for the software.
- Open easyC and create a new Competition Project by clicking on File, then New Competition Project.
- If you are using crystals, select "Crystal" in the project type dialog, then enter 10 seconds for autonomous and 254 for operator control.
- If you are using WIFI, select "VEXNet" in easyC V2 or Pro, or "Field Control Competition Project" in V4.
- Enter any code for autonomous or operator control mode into the corresponding functions in the easyC programming interface.
- Team numbers can be found on the team section of the Savage Soccer website. Per rule 3.4.3, all teams must have their team numbers displayed on two opposing sides of the robot. Robots will not pass inspection if they do not have proper team numbers.
- Per rule 3.4.4, every robot must include a drinking straw cut to six inches. The end of this straw must extend above the top of the robot. This straw will hold a coalition-identifying flag during a match. Again, if a robot does not include a flag holder, it will not pass inspection.
- Be sure that Crystals (if you are using them) are easily accessible and the lights on your robot controller are visible.
- The inspection checklist has been posted. Please use the checklist against your robot to verify you will pass inspection.
- The event schedule has been posted.
The following awards will be given at the event:
- Amazing Autonomous
- Awesome Offense
- Judge's Award
- Play of the Day
- Savage Spirit
- Solidworks Design
- Terrific Teamwork
- WOW! Award
Thursday, October 18, 2012
None at this time.
- Q: Rule 2.3.1 and Rule 2.7 indicate autonomous time period is 10 seconds. Rule 3.8.4 indicates the EasyC template should set autonomous mode to 15 seconds. Can you clarify how long the autonomous time period will be?
- A: There is typographical error with Rule 3.8.4. The autonomous period is 10 seconds long. Rule 3.8.4 has been changed to reflect this.
Rule 2.4.3 has been updated as follows:
- 2.4.3 A Sample or SOLS will be considered scored if:
- Any part of the Sample or SOLS is within the vertical projection (extended infinitely upward) of a single SPUD/ASPUD AND
- Supported only by a robot, a SPUD/ASPUD, another scored Sample, or the SOLS.
Rule 3.8.4 has been updated as follows:
- 3.8.4 All teams are required to program their robot using an appropriate easyC Template. Specifically, VEX Net or Cortex robots must use a WIFI template, while PIC robots must use a timed competition template with a 15 10 second autonomous mode and a 254 second operator control mode.
Last modified: Nov 06, 2012, 20:36 EST