Sounds awesome but making the field 16x16 would warant a lot of issues with finding a place for it, and everyone would have to buy more perimeter and tiles etc. 3d printing I 100% agree with though
I’d say that vex is the perfect size as is for a middle frc and IQ robotics competition
Could always just make the bots a bit weaker to balance it out. It’s been fun to see what v5 bots can pull off, but the 393’s seemed to be a bit more balanced power-wise and the fields felt a lot bigger back then.
Having smaller bots would also make the fields feel bigger, but as robots get smaller it gets increasingly more difficult to fit v5 components and robot mechanisms inside the limits.
Personally, I like the up close feeling of the fields. You’re right. There isn’t enough space for how we push these robots, and to me, that’s the point. It requires robots to push each other, it requires people to be on their toes with strategy, and also leads to some spicy matches.
Of course, a water game could solve all these issues.
I agree with the robot capabilities. 3d printing is mainstream enough at this point, and every team in theory should have access to a printer, if not own one themselves.
IMO, judging should be a larger part of tournaments, so that people can be more encouraged to push the limits of the rules…