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Author Topic: What did you learn from the Scrimmage?  (Read 5205 times)

Kims Robot

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What did you learn from the Scrimmage?
« on: February 21, 2011, 11:34:25 AM »

Same question was posed on Chief Delphi:
http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=92362

But what did WE learn from Rally?? :)  What did YOU learn??


P.S. some videos from other scrimmages
http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92466
« Last Edit: February 21, 2011, 01:26:48 PM by Kims Robot »
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Re: What did you learn from the Scrimmage?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 09:08:55 AM »

If you have a robot that can't pick up from the floor, it can easily be blocked from getting tubes from the Feeder - if it drops a tube while trying to get one from the Feeder, that tube now keeps it from driving up close to the Feeder.  Ooops.

And, since it can't collect from the floor, once both Feeder lanes are blocked, it's out of luck.
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Re: What did you learn from the Scrimmage?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 11:56:42 AM »

"If there's a tube in the way, you can't go through it."
-Jeff :D

The lanes are a pain in the rear.
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Re: What did you learn from the Scrimmage?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011, 04:18:58 PM »

Matches, especially earlier in the competition season will be much lower than predicted. Due to this fact, like every year, it allows more room for strategy to be used and needed.

Lanes are huge. Mostly because they can screw over everyone on the field. For instance, when scoring on the far right peg, it's super easy to slip and give yourself a penalty. If it's your own lane, it's easy to get trapped or to not get in close enough range of your feeder.

It's a lot easier than I thought it would be to score going towards yourself....that is if the pegs are right in front of you. It makes it much more difficult to see the pegs on the other side of the alliance station. And that's without tubes in the way.

White tubes roll. Use this strategy. Maybe have one robot whose sole strategy is picking up white tubes that the feeder throws them and puts them up immediately (or over ubertubes or something).

It takes a while to score a logo by yourself even without any defense.

The field is large, despite the safe zones, there is plenty of room to play defense.
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Re: What did you learn from the Scrimmage?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 08:27:31 AM »

Playing off the white tubes strategy, I could see it being a good idea to score the ubertube in auto and back up as far as possible towards the player station to collect either a blue or red tube, while the feeder rolls a white tube towards the player station (when there is enough clear space).

I also want to note on the tubes side that it was VERY easy to steal tubes thrown to the middle from other teams... though we need to be VERY careful of the double possession penalty.
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Re: What did you learn from the Scrimmage?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2011, 09:42:18 AM »

If the arm goes inside a tube by accident, and the tube starts to slide down the arm, the arm must be put down immediately to get the tube off!  Because once the tube slides down to the sprocket, it will stay there.   :(
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Re: What did you learn from the Scrimmage?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011, 11:10:20 AM »

If the arm goes inside a tube by accident, and the tube starts to slide down the arm, the arm must be put down immediately to get the tube off!  Because once the tube slides down to the sprocket, it will stay there.   :(

There are easy ways to fix this before/during/after FLR. Anything that stops the tube by the manipulator is good.
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Re: What did you learn from the Scrimmage?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011, 03:05:22 PM »

If it's "after" FLR, my point applies.   ;)
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