Our team was wondering if we could set our robot on the plank of wood and then when you say go, have it split into 2 parts that we can control with the same controller?
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Hi cshuman,  Welcome to BEST robotic forums.

My advice is that your approach sounds fine, because your robot does not actually "split into 2 parts", it sounds like it is just changing size and shape, which is permitted by rule 1.3.2   2

 - Rule  "Once the match begins, the machine may unfold and change size through its own power."

Does that sound like it matches your intent?

    A reminder that this is not the official Q&A, and so has no authority to make rulings on questions; but anyone on any team, or in any BEST hub can give advice. 
 This is not the official Q&A, but I can point you to it.
As of 9/18, there are already ~130 answered questions,  and 8 of them are marked "Rules Change"
  Good luck   jgraber
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