Latest FAQ Entries http://www.soinc.org/feeds/latest_faqs Latest FAQ Updates en Does "annotated" with reference to the commercially published resource include covering pages of the book with other printed sources of information? http://www.soinc.org/node/1415 No, covering pages of the resource book with other printed sources of information is not allowed. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:42:44 +0000 webmaster 1415 at http://www.soinc.org Does "annotated" with reference to the commercially published resource include covering pages of the book with other printed sources of information? http://www.soinc.org/node/1416 No, covering pages of the resource book with other printed sources of information is not allowed. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:42:44 +0000 webmaster 1416 at http://www.soinc.org What is the correct usage of the stabilization sticks (i.e. door stop end bumper only, wood dowel end only, either wood dowel or door stop end, or does not matter)? http://www.soinc.org/node/1413 To correctly use the stabilization sticks, the door stop end bumper should be used to touch the bucket, not the wood dowel end. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:41:19 +0000 webmaster 1413 at http://www.soinc.org What is the correct usage of the stabilization sticks (i.e. door stop end bumper only, wood dowel end only, either wood dowel or door stop end, or does not matter)? http://www.soinc.org/node/1414 To correctly use the stabilization sticks, the door stop end bumper should be used to touch the bucket, not the wood dowel end. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:41:19 +0000 webmaster 1414 at http://www.soinc.org Technical Documentation examples are now posted on the website under Div. B - Robo Cross. http://www.soinc.org/node/1410 Examples of the technical documentation are now on the website under Div. B - Robo Cross. Illustrations may be in any form - photos, hand drawings, etc. Documentation must be clear and legible. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:32:14 +0000 webmaster 1410 at http://www.soinc.org Does "annotated" with reference to the commercially published resource include covering pages of the book with other printed sources of information? http://www.soinc.org/node/1411 No, you may not cover pages of the book with other printed sources of information. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:39:15 +0000 webmaster 1411 at http://www.soinc.org Does "annotated" with reference to the commercially published resource include covering pages of the book with other printed sources of information? http://www.soinc.org/node/1412 No, you may not cover pages of the book with other printed sources of information. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:39:15 +0000 webmaster 1412 at http://www.soinc.org The robot carries a container and some items are picked up and stored in the container. If the container is dropped on top of the bonus jug that is facing up, are the items in the container considered fully supported by the jug and are awarded 3x ... http://www.soinc.org/node/1408 If the container is fully supported by the jug, yes, the objects in it are fully supported by the jug. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:14:15 +0000 webmaster 1408 at http://www.soinc.org It says that the robot in the ready to run position must fit inside a 30 x 30 x 30 cm square. Does the robot have to be turned on while it is being measured? http://www.soinc.org/node/1405 Yes, ready to run means it is prepared for competition and can begin immediately after being measured without intervention from the competitors. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:01:45 +0000 webmaster 1405 at http://www.soinc.org Does the passive device need to start in the claw of the robot at the beginning of the competition or can it be placed in the robot starting box and picked up later in the competition? http://www.soinc.org/node/1406 No, it does not need to start in the claw. It does need to fit in the 30 cm box with the rest of the robot. The passive device will be considered part of the robot and scored as such if it is left in a different Zone than the Robot at the end of the competition. See Rule 6.a.v. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:08:53 +0000 webmaster 1406 at http://www.soinc.org