2017FRCGameSeasonManual.pdf


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3.13

Vision Targets ............................................................................................................................................ 37

3.14

The Field Management System .................................................................................................................. 37

MATCH Play ......................................................................................................................... 39
4.1

Periods ........................................................................................................................................................ 39

4.2

MATCH Setup........................................................................................................................................... 39

4.3

Scoring ....................................................................................................................................................... 41

4.4

Rule Violations ........................................................................................................................................... 43

4.5

DRIVE TEAM .......................................................................................................................................... 43

4.6

Logistics .................................................................................................................................................... 44

5

Safety Rules............................................................................................................................ 45

6

Conduct Rules ........................................................................................................................ 47

7

Game Rules ............................................................................................................................. 51

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7.1

Before the MATCH ................................................................................................................................... 51

7.2

ROBOT Restrictions .................................................................................................................................. 52

7.3

ROBOT to ROBOT Interaction ................................................................................................................ 53

7.4

FIELD Interaction .................................................................................................................................... 55

7.5

GAME PIECE Interaction ........................................................................................................................56

7.6

AUTO Period Rules ................................................................................................................................... 58

7.7

Human Action Rules .................................................................................................................................. 58

ROBOT Rules......................................................................................................................... 61
8.1

Overview ..................................................................................................................................................... 61

8.2

General ROBOT Design............................................................................................................................. 63

8.3

ROBOT Safety & Damage Prevention ...................................................................................................... 64

8.4

Budget Constraints & Fabrication Schedule .............................................................................................. 66

8.5

BUMPER Rules .........................................................................................................................................72

8.6

Motors & Actuators ....................................................................................................................................79

8.7

Power Distribution...................................................................................................................................... 82

8.8

Control, Command & Signals System ......................................................................................................... 88

8.9

Pneumatic System ....................................................................................................................................... 92

8.10

OPERATOR CONSOLE ..........................................................................................................................97

Inspection & Eligibility Rules................................................................................................ 99

10 Tournaments......................................................................................................................... 103
10.1

MATCH Schedules ...................................................................................................................................103

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