Clarifications for Problem No. 2

“Hide in Plain Sight”

Divisions I, II, III & IV

  1. October 30, 2018
    B8 & 10 – The Creature’s changes and its final appearance (true self): The required Creature’s final change will result in its true self/actual appearance. It must not reveal its true self/actual appearance until it undergoes the final change in the performance. This means that before and after each required change before the final change it must not appear as its true self/actual appearance.
  2. December 19, 2018
    F1 – Trash item: The type of trash item must be something that is commonly discarded in its current form but is not allowed to be perishable (garbage). The trash item must be a single item, but the team is allowed to have many of the same item. These may vary in proportion but must be the same in construction and appearance when selected by the team. All trash items scored in F1 must have the same appearance in color, shape, texture, and pattern when the team selects it.
  3. January 4, 2019
    B6c – The creature is not allowed to be a team member in costume: When the creature is performing a required activity it is not allowed to be portrayed by a team member in any way. If it is there is no penalty but the activity will receive a score of zero. For example, if the creature malfunctions during the performance a team member may take over the role of the creature without loss of score for what the creature has already completed.
  4. January 16, 2019
    Program Guide, p 48 – Assigned value items (7): 3-D Printed Items should be valued at $0.50 per hour of printing time.
  5. January 24, 2019
    B8c – Adding or Removing Creature Components: Teams are allowed to add or remove components from the creature when it is not changing its appearance to hide for score. For example, if a team member adds or removes a component and the creatures appearance changes, that change does not count for score as a required change. The new appearance created by adding or removing a component is a new appearance. The new appearance must undergo a change without adding or removing components to count for score as a required change of appearance.
  6. February 15, 2019
    B6a and Program Guide Page 48, Assigned value items (4) – Cost for computer: Commercially produced robotic controllers (like the Lego EV3 brain, raspberry pi, etc) along with essential components like battery packs will be treated as a computer for cost (assigned value of $10 or actual cost if less). Other components like motors and sensors will are not included in this cost and must be listed with a separate cost of their own.
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