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The Rules: Assembly and Competitionby Peter Abrahamson and Christian Carlberg, September 1999
1. A LEGO robot is defined as being a mobile base. It may walk, roll, crawl, or hop. It cannot be stationary and must be under wireless control.|
2. LEGO bricks only! All parts must be produced by LEGO. LEGO parts must be used in their completeness, without the removal of any material. No modifying of LEGO parts (opening of motors, removal of fuses from the battery cases, heavier wire gauge, milling, drilling, treading shafts or dremeling
etc.) with one exception:
4. There are two classes of robots. Destroyer and Juggernaught.
6. Walking robots weight limit is 30 lb., four RCXs in the Destroyer class and 24 motors in the drive platform in the Juggernaught class.
7. Robots must fit into a 18" X 18" X 18" volume at the beginning of the match. Extension by mechanical means to a larger size during the match is legal. There is no limit to the number of LEGO bricks you use or as long as you fit into the weight limit and volume.
8. All control must be done by using the LEGO RCX bricks. Hacking and reprogramming of the RCX brick by other software is legal. As long as the IR. transmissions do not interfere with another competitor's robot.
10. Modular weapons are allowed as long as they make up no more than 50% of your robot.
11.Projectile weapons are allowed. Don't hurt the spectators. Batteries may not be used as projectiles.
1. Matches will last no longer than 3 minutes.|
2. All robots must pass an inspection before the event.
3. Physical rebuilds and repairs are permitted between matches as long as it does not conflict with the assembly rules. The robot must pass inspection after changes have taken place.
4. Software modification is permitted at anytime outside of combat. Downloading to your RCX brick is allowed only in the downloading area. Although the downloading area is designed to block accidental transmission to other RCX bricks, you should warn nearby competitors.
5. Your robot must start each match from a stationary position; nothing can be whirling or spinning and storing up kinetic energy. However, rubber bands can be pre stretched, the LEGO air tanks can be pre loaded, cosmetic and decorative pieces such as radar dishes turning, LEGO pistons and cylinders moving, light elements flashing, etc.
6. Jamming or taking control of another's robot is not permitted. Intentionally blocking IR. signal to your competitors robot is not permitted.
7. You (the competitor) may move around the arena space during the combat but you may not hinder other competitors movement around the area.
8. Winning will be determined by destroying or dominating your opponent. Pins and holds will not win the event; after 20 seconds of non action the robots will be broken up. In the case of no clear victor, the judges or the crowd will determine the winner.