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Bumper Number Rules

The bumper rules state that the numbers must be white or outlined in white. Does the color inside have to be a solid color or can it be a gradient of two colors?
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Re: Bumper Number Rules

As long as it is outlined in white, and unambiguously your team number, you're fine. For instance, I probably wouldn't gradient red on your red bumper
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Re: Bumper Number Rules

R26 says Red or Blue Bumpers
R27 allows white numbers, or numbers outlined in white. The implication being, an outline of what is underneath, which is either Red or Blue.
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Re: Bumper Number Rules

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R26 says Red or Blue Bumpers
R27 allows white numbers, or numbers outlined in white. The implication being, an outline of what is underneath, which is either Red or Blue.
That is not a valid implication, nor does your implication match what is stated in the rules. "be either white in color or outlined in white". Please, explain how black numbers (or green, or tied-dyed!) that are outlined in white don't meet this rule.
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Re: Bumper Number Rules

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R26 says Red or Blue Bumpers
R27 allows white numbers, or numbers outlined in white. The implication being, an outline of what is underneath, which is either Red or Blue.
That implication is not in the rules. There are several teams I am aware of, most notably 118, who outline a color other than red or blue with white and pass inspection regularly. In 118's case, their numbers are gold and have been gold since as long as I've been in Texas.
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Re: Bumper Number Rules

Stinking number bumper rules...
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Re: Bumper Number Rules

Outlined in white, 0.5" thick, is as far as I've ever heard it. 27, 67, 33, and 118 are great examples that repeat yearly.
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Re: Bumper Number Rules

I know the rules allow for some creativity but please be kind on us GAs and keep them simple
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Re: Bumper Number Rules

We are going white outline for the first time:

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Re: Bumper Number Rules

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That is not a valid implication, nor does your implication match what is stated in the rules. "be either white in color or outlined in white". Please, explain how black numbers (or green, or tied-dyed!) that are outlined in white don't meet this rule.
I stand corrected. I failed to avoid reading more into the rule than was written.
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Re: Bumper Number Rules

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I stand corrected. I failed to avoid reading more into the rule than was written.
You didn't fail to avoid reading more into the rule.. you succeeded in avoiding it.
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Re: Bumper Number Rules

My question to teams who are trying to design a compliant numbering is this:
You really want to be playing on Saturday afternoon, don't you?
If the strategy people in the stands can't read your team number when you play, you might not get on their lists.
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Re: Bumper Number Rules

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My question to teams who are trying to design a compliant numbering is this:
You really want to be playing on Saturday afternoon, don't you?
If the strategy people in the stands can't read your team number when you play, you might not get on their lists.
Exactly. Color your numbers as long as they stay within parameters, but make sure they're readable.

Exhibit A, bumpers I made in 6 hours:



They may be plenty white and large, but with such little spacing between lines, it's incredibly difficult to read from the stands as I learned.

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We are going white outline for the first time.
Those look incredible, nice work.
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Stinking number bumper rules...
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Re: Bumper Number Rules

I'm always amazed by how terrible bumper numbers look at the competition, and how many teams are stapling paper, painting, taping and generally throwing together bumpers out of trash at competition. Maybe it's my design background, but I take pride in robust, well-designed bumpers, even if they are wrapped around an embarrassing shamble of a robot!
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