August 20, 2014

General Rules Questions

If you have a question relating to the General Rules or any other aspect of how to participate in RCX submit your question here.
2017/01/30

Christy said:

If the robot has a part that is touching the mat, can it be touching the black line and still be in the safe zone?

2017/02/08

Doug RCX said:

For the robot to be considered “In” the Safe Zone, the outside edge of the Black Line is the dividing line between being “In” & “Out” of the Safe Zone. Any part of the robot may touch the mat, at the start of a mission, “Inside” the Safe Zone area.

2018/02/17

Lisa Golladay said:

Can a team use more than one robot, on the board at the same time?

2018/02/23

Doug said:

The team may use ONLY 1 Brick. If you can run 2 robots from 1 Brick then yes.

2018/10/08

Dave M said:

I haven’t seen any note and may have missed it if it is a rule – can an EV3 be programmed using EV3Dev and python or Java instead of using the Lego programming environment?

2018/10/08

doug.rcx said:

Yes, You may use any language which is compatable with the Mindstorm EV3

2018/10/24

Natasha said:

Will the mini fig set be available for sale this year?

2018/10/24

Douglas Geiman said:

Each Ua Hala Ka Hala Challenge set comes with all the Minifigs. For that reason I do not have any extra minifigs right now

If I have extra sets, I would be interested in selling the minifigs. Contact me at the end of the season in April.

2019/01/18

Wyn said:

Does the full robot have to be on top or under the quad for points.

2019/01/18

Doug RCX said:

No. Partially or completely will score.

Review the Coaches Meeting video at minute 42:00 for a complete explanation. Make sure to follow the description as outlined in the document attached to Misssion 17.

2019/02/08

Julia said:

Are we allowed to use a rubber band that came with the Lego Mindstorm kit on the robot in any way?

2019/02/08

Doug RCX said:

Yes, you may use any LEGO branded materials.

2019/02/09

Mary Adele said:

Is it legal for students to glued a robot attachment together – if it is made out of legos?

2019/02/09

Doug RCX said:

“Glue”!@$#
Is a bad word. General Rule 14 prohibits the use of “Glue”

2019/02/14

Scott said:

Are deliverables in the safe zone allowed to be moved before they are loaded onto the robot? Such as, can you move the bridge inside the safe zone so it’s out of the robot’s path, run a mission or more, the load it when the robot comes back?

2019/02/14

Doug RCX said:

Scott, the answer is: Yes

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