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DPRG: Contest Floor Feedback Needed

Subject: DPRG: Contest Floor Feedback Needed
From: Ed Koffeman edk at cyberramp.net
Date: Thu Feb 18 09:23:57 CST 1999

>Personally, I think it's going to be hard enough keeping the splice
>between the major axes of the T-Time course flat and true.  A bunch of
>long splices is asking for lots of trouble.  Big bots will stress the
>splices, small bots will get hung up on minor splices.
>To clarify what I mentioned before, reducing the dimensions of the
>courses would allow us to carpet the interior of the course with only
>one splice.
>My robots (to date) have not been particularly large, so the reduction
>in course size will not unduly affect me and may actually better reflect
>the test areas available to me, but I don't (yet) have a D-bot or Otto
>sized machine.
>Robert Singleton

Thanks for the feedback, Robert.

I think the splices will be flat enough for even small robots.  If
necessary, I will cover them on the top surface with black duct tape, but I
don't think that will be necessary.

Ed Koffeman


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