Logistics Class 2018

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patrick-the-funion
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Logistics Class 2018

Post by patrick-the-funion » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:20 am

This topic is for questions and clarifications about the logistics class rules for AVC 2018.

You can find this year's rules at https://info.sparkfun.com/hubfs/Events/ ... -rules.pdf

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Re: Logistics Class 2018

Post by patrick-the-funion » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:06 pm

The box size has changed!

The good news is this makes it easier on everyone to get the boxes for bot testing. It turns out the small box I planned from the beginning is only available to our kitting department and they keep them under inventory control. The new box of choice is the small box our shipping department uses to send your small orders. The next revision of the rules has a drawing.

Measurements:
7 1/4" W
4 7/8" D
1 3/4" T

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Re: Logistics Class 2018

Post by ChaosBuster » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:44 am

:? We already had an arm and plan for the pickup, transport and dropoff of the loops...back to the drawing board with less than 10 weeks...

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Re: Logistics Class 2018

Post by ChaosBuster » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:23 am

Clarification on max points and tasks for Pickup, Transport and Delivery.
In the Tasks (section 4) there are references to at least two task instances for either Pickup, Transport or Deliver. In the Scoring (section 6) there are references to only one scoring and max points for these tasks. Does that mean there will not be full points for all the boxes that are referenced in the Tasks?

For instances, all the Pickup Tasks (4.3. Pickup Raw Materials & 4.6. Pickup Finished Product) refers to a total of three boxes. Yet in the Scoring (6.1.2) for Pickup the Max is 20 pts; Autonomous max is 100 pts.

This would insinuate a potential strategy of not dealing with any boxes after Pickup, Transport and Delivery of the two Raw Material boxes to Production.

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Re: Logistics Class 2018

Post by ChaosBuster » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:49 pm

Hate to even say anything to restrict, but I'd rather know now as we redo our design.

QUESTION: Can the two Raw Material boxes be stacked or placed in any way as long as they are within the input area of the Pick-n-Place?

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Re: Logistics Class 2018

Post by patrick-the-funion » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:08 pm

ChaosBuster wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:23 am
In the Tasks (section 4) there are references to at least two task instances for either Pickup, Transport or Deliver. In the Scoring (section 6) there are references to only one scoring and max points for these tasks. Does that mean there will not be full points for all the boxes that are referenced in the Tasks?
You're right, that was unclear. The intent is to repeat the points given for each type of task without repeating the verbiage.
Here's a full breakdown of max points by task ( manual / autonomous )
  • Start: 10 / 30
  • Pickup (up to two boxes): 20 / 100
  • Transport to Production (up to two boxes): 20 / 60
  • Deliver to Manufacture (up to two boxes): 20 / 100
  • Pickup Finished Product: 10 / 50
  • Test: 10
  • Transport to Warehouse: 10 / 30
  • Deliver to Destination Shelf: 10 / 50
  • Get Back to Work 0 / 0
Now that I'm reading it again, it was worded pretty badly. My apologies. I'll post the official score sheet so judges and contestants are on the same page.
ChaosBuster wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:49 pm
QUESTION: Can the two Raw Material boxes be stacked or placed in any way as long as they are within the input area of the Pick-n-Place?
Yes. The pick-n-place is a super advanced machine and can handle anything that lands within its input area.

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Re: Logistics Class 2018

Post by jessejay356 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:23 pm

ChaosBuster wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:44 am
:? We already had an arm and plan for the pickup, transport and dropoff of the loops...back to the drawing board with less than 10 weeks...
I know what you mean. I was hoping to just reuse my rover from last year. Now I have to do some work! ;)

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Re: Logistics Class 2018

Post by patrick-the-funion » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:42 am

I wanted to post a photo of the figure-8 track surface. I tried to capture the roughness and color for anyone interested.
Image

Battle bots, on the other hand, will be indoors with swamp coolers and wifi. That way you can go cool off while you enjoy some robo-carnage.

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Re: Logistics Class 2018

Post by jessejay356 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:42 pm

thanks, but I don't see image?

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Re: Logistics Class 2018

Post by patrick-the-funion » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:11 pm

AVC_2018_track_location.jpg
Sorry for that. This one should work better.

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Re: Logistics Class 2018

Post by patrick-the-funion » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:23 pm

https://goo.gl/maps/ZFbrQjveEQF2
Thats a link to google maps showing the lot where the event will happen. The photo was taken from the NW corner of the paved parking lot, looking NE.

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