Thursday, January 11, 2018

Day 5: The Q&A is open

Today brought the first clarifications of multiple rules from the GDC in the Q&A.

Climber/Bumper Questions

Two critical Q&As are Q4 and Q8. They clarify the definition of a floor and how the robot will be transposed to the floor.

With these rules, its now okay to lower a tailgate (what we call a panel for lifting another robot) to touch the carpet in the platform zone and then lift them up on that tailgate.

This is good news for a lot of designs.

Climber Sketches

Before those rules came out we were working on a way to climb with a partner that didn't need to have the ramp on the carpet. This was the hook design we came up with. It can be improved by coming into the rung from the top and then backing up to secure yourself but we don't have a sketch for that yet.

Design Review is tomorrow.

We'll be doing our design review tomorrow. We have taken this season slower since in the past we have been hasty in our decision making. We'll reevaluate where we stand after 5 days of thinking and dreaming about how Power Up is going to be played.

- Spectrum

"Move fast. Speed is one of your main advantages over large competitors." - Sam Altman

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