When can we expect additional details on the gumball machine? It shows making the disc/gear part, but there is nothing that says how it is attached to the base, how far off the ground it is, the angle of the chute, there are no pictures of the other side of the chute to see how it is attached, what the ceiling flanges are used for, bill of materials says 1" x 3" x 5" to support the back of the gear axle but in the picture it looks like a 2x4, etc.
Post by jessicaallegany on May 22, 2019 15:02:24 GMT
Since we have not received the build directions for the gumball machine and we are less than eight weeks away from our county-level qualifier, can we please scrap the gumball machine and distribute the rings on the field according to a diagram. I am more than willing to design the diagram and share with all teams.
That makes sense. I liked the idea of using rings because they are different than balls and would provide more of a challenge to pick up. What I don't like about the gumball machines is that they are mirrored on the field, which means that you could possible need two programs for your robot depending on whether you are on the red or blue team. Traditionally, FTC does not mirror things on the field, but instead arranges things so your robot would work the same regardless of what team you are on.
Hi Folks, We have replaced the "gumball" machine with a simple feeder tube. The new game manual and building directions will be on the website soon. If you want a copy quicker please send me an email at email@example.com and I will send you a copy. Thanks
The rules say that rings can be fed through the feeder tube during the "tele-operated period". Does that mean during the 30 second autonomous period, during the 2 minute Radio controlled period, or both?