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[DPRG] Tabletop Contest Course Question

Subject: [DPRG] Tabletop Contest Course Question
From: paradug paradug at gmail.com
Date: Wed Apr 16 13:15:20 CDT 2014

    Sorry for the slow response to your question. I believe the diagram in the rules document for the table top 2 competition table is incorrect. I will issue a revision to the document as soon as possible. If you go to dprgblog.wordpress.com and look in the clarification tab, there is a corrected diagram at the bottom of the page.

Doug P.

From: Ron Grant 
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:18 AM
To: karim at bigthought.org ; dprglist at dprg.org 
Subject: Re: [DPRG] Tabletop Contest Course Question

Karim, Thanks for posting the video.

I can't tell either. I guess I will be prepared with a tape-measure OR a robot that measures the course -- which might be the most fool proof method.

-----Original Message-----
From: Karim Virani <karim at bigthought.org>
To: Ron Grant <deltagraph at aol.com>; dprglist <dprglist at dprg.org>
Sent: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 11:50 am
Subject: RE: [DPRG] Tabletop Contest Course Question

There is a discrepancy between the rules diagram and the way the table was setup at the last Roborama.  If you consider the starting area to be in the southwest corner and the drop box to be in the north east corner, then the seam was the equator.  You can see that at this point in the roborama 2013a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLF4vFiY5-I#t=46 

I can't tell from the video what the actual dimensions of the panels are.


From: dprglist-bounces at dprg.org <dprglist-bounces at dprg.org> on behalf of Ron Grant <deltagraph at aol.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:01 AM
To: dprglist at dprg.org
Subject: [DPRG] Tabletop Contest Course Question 

Hello Tabletop Course Person(s),

I read this in the roborama rules:

Course: The “table top” is a plywood platform approximately 60x72 inches ( 2 pieces ~36x60 
inches) set on two tables. There is a seam that runs between the center of the narrow sides of
the platform.

The diagram showed a seam running along the longest side of the course. That would make it two pieces 30"x72". Is that right?  (Sorry if this has been asked before?)

I assume as shown, the diagram indicates moving from the table corner inside the start area to the corner on the side of the table with the drop box is 60 inches moving "across the page" to the right, then "up the page"  72" to be at the corner of the table nearest the drop box. 

I left the dimensions programmable in my robot, but just wanted to have the default correct and it has been about a year since I have seen the course.


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