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Introducing the 2017-18 VEX IQ Challenge Game: Ringmaster

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  • #16
    For the teamwork challenge or skills manual control. Is it legal to write a program that rescales the controller for our desired level of sensitivity vs speed. How far can we go. Could we tell the the same program to always run one motor, so we don't have to hold down the controller button if we just want to run a ring conveyor belt continuously? Thank you

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    • #17
      I don’t see any rules against doing that. Programming is a generic part of the robot. Your controller comes with preconfigured programs.

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      • #18
        You can do this and you SHOULD do this. The more you do with sensors and with programming the better your teams will be. Look at the robot not has a dumb machine you have to tell everything to do, but as a smart player that can help. After all the robot is right there on the field.

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        • #19
          Your motors can not be running before the match starts. So the drivers will need to press a button on the remote to start the motor. The program may say something like:

          if e_up_pressed, turn on motor
          if e_down_pressed turn off motor

          When they release e_up, the motor will continue to run.

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          • #20
            Is it ok to use remote control buttons? We were concerned about judge picking on this “interaction through the remote control” and have been using the touch led sensor for that. If it is indeed allowed I will definitely move that function to remote buttons, maybe even add a calibration button as well.

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            • #21
              Your original post specified the teamwork challenge or the manual skills challenge. For both of those you should follow what Steve said, use a button key to start and stop the motor.

              When the match / skills starts you would press the UP key to start, when the match ends you would need to press the DOWN key to stop. It's super important that the team get used to stopping the motor when the match ends.

              Your latest question with "interaction with the remote control" has more to do with the automated skills challenge. For that you should start your routine with the touch LED like you are doing now.

              Are you good with the difference between the two different types??

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Foster View Post
                Your original post specified the teamwork challenge or the manual skills challenge. For both of those you should follow what Steve said, use a button key to start and stop the motor.

                When the match / skills starts you would press the UP key to start, when the match ends you would need to press the DOWN key to stop. It's super important that the team get used to stopping the motor when the match ends.

                Your latest question with "interaction with the remote control" has more to do with the automated skills challenge. For that you should start your routine with the touch LED like you are doing now.

                Are you good with the difference between the two different types??
                Yes, my question was regarding the autonomous skills challenge. I re-checked the game manual. It says the remote control cannot be turned on during the challenge. So that's pretty clear that using a button on the remote control to start the routine is not a valid option.

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