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High Hang Definition(s)


David Sankey (Event Partner)
4 months ago

Definition:

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There are two ways to check for a high hanging robot.

  1. Above the bottom of the lower bar. (7.6" off the field.)
  2. Slide a 1x15 across the field (7.5" off the field.)

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In the event of a close call, would a 1x15 check be OK for a high hang even if the robot is visually below the low bar? It's easy to check by looking across the field and lining up your eye with the bottom of both bars.

Answered by committee

In the event of a close call, would a 1x15 check be OK for a high hang even if the robot is visually below the low bar?

Yes. Technically, a Robot with a bottom edge 7.55" inches from the Floor should still be considered High Hanging. Close calls should always be checked with a 15-hole IQ part.

This slight difference between a visual check and the physical aid is intended to give close calls the "benefit of the doubt", and ensure that a Robot which is touching the height check is "without a doubt" lower than the lower Hanging Bar.