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Team 2016
01-09-2011, 04:17 PM
My team and I have read::rtm:: the rulebook and we can't find how high does the bumper have to be from the ground?:confused: :eek:

GaryVoshol
01-09-2011, 04:20 PM
Look again at the definition of BUMPER ZONE.

vannade
01-09-2011, 05:23 PM
Find in INTRODUCTION 1.6 Logmotion Glossary. One inch above the floor and seven inches above the floor.

StupidGeek
01-09-2011, 05:27 PM
Your 6 inch bumper must fit in a window of 7 inches off the ground.

Basically your bumper must be 1 inch off the ground.

Nemisis
01-09-2011, 05:29 PM
BUMPER ZONE the volume contained between two virtual horizontal planes, one inch above the floor and seven inches above the floor.

GaryVoshol
01-09-2011, 06:40 PM
Your 6 inch bumper must fit in a window of 7 inches off the ground.

Basically your bumper must be 1 inch off the ground.

I'd look at the bumper rules again. Bumpers are not 6" tall.

Basel A
01-09-2011, 07:46 PM
I'd look at the bumper rules again. Bumpers are not 6" tall.

Then the rule is clearly saying that bumpers may not be lower than 1 inch from the ground or higher than 7 inches from the ground, measured from any point on the bumper. Same as 2010, there was a range.

Almost worth a Q&A, but I thought it was rather clear.

rtfgnow
01-09-2011, 07:50 PM
I see no need for a Q&A. The 5 inch bumper needs to be betweent 1 inch and 7 inches off the ground. It can be 1-6, 2-7 1.5-6.5 or any other combination.

Al Skierkiewicz
01-09-2011, 07:52 PM
From R7
B. The BUMPERS must be located entirely within the BUMPER ZONE when the ROBOT is standing normally on a flat floor, and must remain there (i.e. the BUMPERS must not be articulated or designed to move outside of the BUMPER ZONE).
And...
From Section 1-Introduction (definitions)
BUMPER ZONE the volume contained between two virtual horizontal planes, one inch above the floor and seven inches above the floor.

A correctly constructed bumper should be a little over 5" high.