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Official Q&A: VIQC 2021-2022: Pitching In

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When students are running autonomous, must they run it from the brain or can they run using an iPad?

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Please review the Q&A Usage Guidelines before posting, specifically point 3, "Quote the applicable rule from the latest version of the manual in your question". Often, you'll find that by quoting the rule, you'll answer your own question.

Relevant rules pertaining to this question are as follows, with some portions bolded for emphasis:

<RSC8> Starting a Programming Skills Match. Drivers must start a Robot’s Programming Skills Match routine by pressing a button on the Robot Brain or manually activating a sensor. Because there is no VEX IQ Controller hand-off, only one (1) Driver is required for Programming Skills Match (though Teams may still have two (2) if desired). <G7> still applies to any Driver participating in the Match.

a. Pre-match sensor calibration is considered part of the standard pre-match setup time, i.e. the time when Team would typically be turning on the Robot, moving any mechanisms to their desired legal start position, etc.

b. Pressing a button on the VEX IQ Controller to begin the routine is not permitted. To avoid any confusion, Teams are advised not to bring controllers to Programming Skills Matches.

<G9> Drivers drive your Robot, and stay in the Driver Station. During a Match, Robots may only be operated by that Team’s Drivers. Drivers must remain in their Driver Station, except when legally interacting with their Robot as per <G18>. Drivers are not allowed to use any communication devices while in the Driver Station. Devices with communication features turned off (e.g. a phone in airplane mode) are allowed.