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  • What is the shortest LEGO-made FLL-legal cable out there?

    Hi guys,
    What is the shortest cable out there which are FLL-lega?
    Thanks!

    I found this one (20cm): https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog...ge?P=55804#T=C
    Not sure if it is the shortest...
    Last edited by ws1088; 01-11-2019, 12:25 AM.

  • Tom Mosher
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    Originally posted by kenahoo View Post
    If a referee came across an infraction like that, and considered it "minor" and didn't give the team any particular advantage, is there a provision for warning the team instead of disqualifying them? A similar situation would be using common non-Lego bricks that have exact Lego equivalents, which we find from time to time in our buckets of parts. They tend only to be noticeable just because the colors seem a little bit off.
    The game rules tell you what is allowed. They don't say what happens if the rules are broken. So you can expect a lot of variation in the outcomes.

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  • kenahoo
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    If a referee came across an infraction like that, and considered it "minor" and didn't give the team any particular advantage, is there a provision for warning the team instead of disqualifying them? A similar situation would be using common non-Lego bricks that have exact Lego equivalents, which we find from time to time in our buckets of parts. They tend only to be noticeable just because the colors seem a little bit off.

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  • Tom Mosher
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    Originally posted by Tim Carey View Post
    Not to encourage cheating or anything, but would a team ever be told that their robot design is illegal because of a cable? I can understand if you were using 3d printed parts that are not parts that Lego makes, or a sensor not from Lego, but a cable? Would a robot design judge even notice, especially if it is tucked in underneath the brick or something?
    I don't think the Robot Design judges are required to inspect the robot for illegal parts. Referees do, though. It would take a very experienced Referee who knows a lot about LEGO kits to spot a non-LEGO cable - so it's not likely, but could happen.

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  • timdavid
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    Originally posted by Tim Carey View Post
    Not to encourage cheating or anything, but would a team ever be told that their robot design is illegal because of a cable? I can understand if you were using 3d printed parts that are not parts that Lego makes, or a sensor not from Lego, but a cable? Would a robot design judge even notice, especially if it is tucked in underneath the brick or something?
    No, probably not. As a design judge, I only notice cables if they are a) poorly integrated with the base bot, so that they actually cause problems for keeping the bot within base or b) extremely well- tucked under the robot so that they are barely visible.

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  • Tim Carey
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    Not to encourage cheating or anything, but would a team ever be told that their robot design is illegal because of a cable? I can understand if you were using 3d printed parts that are not parts that Lego makes, or a sensor not from Lego, but a cable? Would a robot design judge even notice, especially if it is tucked in underneath the brick or something?

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  • ws1088
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    Originally posted by Dean Hystad View Post
    I have a 12 cm cable that I think may be a HiTechnic part even though I'm sure I got it from Pitsco Dacta back before LEGO Education. It is so short that I almost never use it.
    saw it: https://www.hitechnic.com/cgi-bin/co...on&key=NWS1000
    is it FLL-legal though?

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  • Dean Hystad
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    I have a 12 cm cable that I think may be a HiTechnic part even though I'm sure I got it from Pitsco Dacta back before LEGO Education. It is so short that I almost never use it.

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  • dnb
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    Originally posted by ws1088 View Post
    Hi guys,
    What is the shortest cable out there which are FLL-lega?
    Thanks!

    I found this one (20cm): https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog...ge?P=55804#T=C
    Not sure if it is the shortest...
    Yes, that's the shortest FLL-legal cable available.

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