# Height to lower pole?

Posted by brian nehring.

Student on team #100, Woodside Wildcats, from Woodside High School and NASA.

Posted on 2/2/2000 3:13 PM MST

I was wondering what the exact height is from the floor to the bottom pole (under the troughs, the one a robot needs to be under if it doesn’t want to go over the ramp). I heard 2.5’ before, but I don’t know if that measurement was to the middle of the pole or the bottom. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Brian Nehring
[email protected]

Posted by Michael Betts.

Engineer on team #177, Bobcat Robotics, from South Windsor High School and International Fuel Cells.

Posted on 2/2/2000 3:46 PM MST

In Reply to: Height to lower pole? posted by brian nehring on 2/2/2000 3:13 PM MST:

: I was wondering what the exact height is from the floor to the bottom pole (under the troughs, the one a robot needs to be under if it doesn’t want to go over the ramp). I heard 2.5’ before, but I don’t know if that measurement was to the middle of the pole or the bottom. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

: Thanks,
: Brian Nehring
: [email protected]

Brian,

Look in grid C-6 of the document http://www.usfirst.org/2000comp/Docs/00-FLD-0001-A-page2.pdf and you will see that the height is 30 inches from the BOTTOM of the bar to the floor.

Having said that, it is advisable to always leave a wide design margin when dealing with FIRST specs.

Mike

Posted by Joe Ross.   [PICTURE: SAME | NEW | HELP]

Coach on team #330, Beach Bot II, from Hope Chapel Academy and NASA/JPL, NASA ARC.

Posted on 2/2/2000 4:25 PM MST

In Reply to: Re: Height to lower pole? posted by Michael Betts on 2/2/2000 3:46 PM MST:

FIRST specified a tolerance of 1 inch for the height of the bar. Better not design you robot any taller that 29 inches if you want to get under the bar

Joe Ross
Team 330

Posted by Michael Betts.

Engineer on team #177, Bobcat Robotics, from South Windsor High School and International Fuel Cells.

Posted on 2/3/2000 6:26 AM MST

In Reply to: Re: Height to lower pole? posted by Joe Ross on 2/2/2000 4:25 PM MST:

: FIRST specified a tolerance of 1 inch for the height of the bar. Better not design you robot any taller that 29 inches if you want to get under the bar

: Joe Ross
: Team 330

First ALWAYS specifies +/- 1 inch…