JVN Build Tip: Team Numbers

Today’s tip has to do with putting your team numbers on your bumpers.

In the 2011 FRC Game Manual rule states:
Teams shall display their team numbers on the BUMPERS in four locations at approximately 90 degree intervals around the perimeter of the ROBOT. The numerals must be at least 4" high, at least 3/4" in stroke width and in contrasting color from its background. Team Numbers must be clearly visible from a distance of not less than 100 feet, so that judges, referees, and announcers can easily identify competing ROBOTS.

What is the 148 secret to this? Silver Sharpie Markers.

More info here:

As always… good luck in 2011!

thanks for the tip!
It took us forever to get it right the last several years, so we just followed the lead on 368 and 987, and got it embroidered.

After the epic fail that was our lunacy bumpers we reached to a local embroidery shop that our school does business with. They use their computer controlled vinyl cutter and then heat fuse the numbers on our bumper fabric, just like an athletics jersey.