Bumper assembly video series

If you’re struggling to put together your bumpers, we want to remind you of our bumper school video series for everything you need to know about how to build your own bumpers so they’ll look professional and hold up in a match.

Here are the links to the YouTube videos

(Bonus) Pool Noodle Welding “Hack” : https://youtu.be/agj6Uw5aFTg (FYI there has been discussion in the past about the “legality” of this per the bumper rules, but a lot of teams are doing this)

  1. Basic Construction: https://youtu.be/HZr21CjJ2Y4
  2. Team Number Application: https://youtu.be/xDei4AemvGk
  3. Fabric Upholstery: https://youtu.be/fiJXsH8x2dA
  4. Reversible Bumper Construction: https://youtu.be/BUDMB-aiBpo
  5. Basic Bumper Attachment: https://youtu.be/m47QV1SCMTo
  6. Easy Bumper Attachment with Stud Plates: https://youtu.be/jHNOwxoML2Y
  7. Intake Reversible Bumper Construction: https://youtu.be/qjfftMAXdM0
  8. Promotional Bumper Material & Competition Covers: https://youtu.be/8rgpfuKzO20
  9. FIRST Logo Heat-Transfer Application: https://youtu.be/7wvQuKfGgus
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Here’s our bumper building video series. We use Robopromo numbers on our bumpers. We apply them to our bumper fabric using this heat press. We do it in multiple passes of 300 degrees for 45 seconds.

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Great video. Thanks for sharing your process.