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[DPRG] Question on Table Top Copetition Table Color

Subject: [DPRG] Question on Table Top Copetition Table Color
From: Doug Paradis paradug at gmail.com
Date: Fri Mar 1 03:45:19 CST 2013

Ron,
    The corners will be square.
Regards,
Doug P.

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 6:33 PM, Ron Grant <deltagraph at aol.com> wrote:

>  Thanks Doug.
> I will relay the information to Will.
>
> I will assume if you are going to the trouble to make a table covering
> surface then I assume the corners will not have a large radius on the
> corners.
>
> Ron
>
>
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Paradis <paradug at gmail.com>
> To: Ron Grant <deltagraph at aol.com>
> Cc: dprglist <dprglist at dprg.org>
> Sent: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 5:44 pm
> Subject: Re: [DPRG] Question on Table Top Copetition Table Color
>
>  Ron,
>    To minimize the seam between the two tables, the tables will be
> overlaid with two pieces of plywood (or similar material) that are cut
> ~36"x60". The seam between the two overlay pieces will be covered with
> masking tape. The tape will most likely be the colored either khaki or
> painters blue. The overlay material will either be left natural or painted
> white. The tape will not be painted, but if I can find a tape similar to
> the color of the overlay it will be used.
>
>    The table will not be dark walnut.
>
> Regards,
> Doug P.
>
>
>
>  On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 1:24 PM, Ron Grant <deltagraph at aol.com> wrote:
>
>> Hello Contest Officials,
>>
>> Will Kuhnle, who is not well connected to the Internet,  asked about
>> table top color -- if it was going to be light like the Rubbermaid tables
>> in the meeting room or if dark (as in stock dark walnut finish).  I seem
>> to recall that was left as "could be either."
>>
>> I think Will is planning to use some of the paper sensors that Tanner
>> Electronics has sold in the past (or maybe present?) that may not "see" a
>> dark table surface. If I get a table-top robot put together I might be
>> in the same boat with my sensors.
>>
>> One solution I can see, keeping my reflective surface sensors is adding
>> a mechanical flap to the robot, i.e. a white card on a hinge that rides
>> along the table surface OR I suppose going with sharp IR sensors.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Ron Grant
>>
>>
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