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[DPRG] Floor Tiles used for Robot Course

Subject: [DPRG] Floor Tiles used for Robot Course
From: Earl Bollinger earlwbollinger at comcast.net
Date: Wed Oct 20 19:44:15 CDT 2004

I was thinking about when we get a rain storm as to how much it rains inside
the warehouse. I don't know if we could keep the tiles safe enough from the
moisture.

-----Original Message-----
From: dprglist-bounces at dprg.org [mailto:dprglist-bounces at dprg.org] On Behalf
Of Rick J. Bickle
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 1:47 PM
To: 'Mr S'; 'Jon Williams'; dprglist at dprg.org
Subject: RE: [DPRG] Floor Tiles used for Robot Course

MDF is a great smooth material for lots of things, but it sure is heavy.
Also, it is not very tolerant at all of moisture. You'll get big lumps
if it gets wet.

How thick are these MDF pieces?

Rick


-----Original Message-----
From: dprglist-bounces at dprg.org [mailto:dprglist-bounces at dprg.org] On
Behalf Of Mr S
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 12:39 PM
To: Jon Williams; dprglist at dprg.org
Subject: RE: [DPRG] Floor Tiles used for Robot Course


in terms of securing a tiled course, if the course
were built in a rectangle/square pattern, regardless
of what lines are used, a smallish metal bracket on
the four outside corners, pulled together by a small
cable and/or bungie, will keep all the tiles square,
and firmly in place... unless beerbot gets out of
control :)


--- Jon Williams <jwilliams at parallax.com> wrote:

> MDF is fairly stout, and securing it for a contest
> event might be as
> simple as a roll of black gaffer tape.  Gaffer tape
> looks like black
> duct tape, but it comes off without bringing the
> paint with it.
>  
> Jon
> 
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> 	Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 10:09 AM
> 	To: dprglist at dprg.org
> 	Subject: Re: [DPRG] Floor Tiles used for Robot
> Course
> 	
> 	
> 	Clay,
> 	2'x2' MDF would be worth playing with for sure.
> 	Course as it is would be a 2'x2' 16" stack of this
> material (if
> I did the math right)
> 	not too bad -- really same as 1/4 plywood that Rick mentioned,
> just sounds more friendly.
> 	Maybe lighter and thinner because no added floor
> material.
> 	
> 	Would be nice, Bill, if you could bring some of
> this up for us
> to do some experimenting with. I am also thinking in
> terms of other
> course possibilities (not to get carried away here)
> 	
> 	Might not be bad to lay over existing course deck. 
> 	There were concerns about future water contact
> killing MDF
> 	
> 	I use the 1/2" Styrofoam insulation for my home
> courses. Light
> at a feather.
> 	My biggest problem is cats love to sharpen claws on
> it.
> 	
> 	Not sure how well hold up to heaving walking on..
> 	
> 	Ron
> 	
> 	
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