This Season's Game - 2022-23
Regarding the AprilTag implementation, by changing to a lower resolution tag family, teams should be able to detect the tags from further away for a given resolution and use a little less CPU doing so (or process at a higher frame rate). The trade-off is an increase in false detections, which testing has shown can be mitigated by using an appropriate minimum size and more aggressively rejecting tags with bit errors. The updated information is below:
Modify R302-E, to permit teams to use items created before Kickoff if they are “functionally equivalent” to a COTS item. Functionally equivalent items are items that closely resemble a COTS item in both form and function. Functional equivalents should be made using similar materials to the COTS original.
Modify R406: Change the color requirement in R406 from requiring a white outline to requiring that the entire number must be white.
Modify R408-A - The pool noodle specification in R408-A from “2.5 in (nominal)” to “2.5 in +/- .25 in”.
Modify R501 and R504 - Add a line into the tables in R501 and R504 permitting any brushed motor linear actuator downstream of a 20A breaker and legal motor controller.
Modify R602 - Clarify that COTS computing devices are intended to be devices collecting or processing sensor information and simply having a microcontroller (e.g., a “smart” flashlight) does not make a device a COTS computing device.
Modify R619 - Add Snap Action AT2-A breakers to R619, values 40A and below.