One of the biggest things I notice about teams that have a really nice looking bot, is that their bumpers either make or break the look. A robot will look 100x better IMO if they have clean bumpers with nice and smooth corners/fabric. With that being said, how do teams go about making their bumpers look so darn good? The specific style I’m referring to are bumpers with the seamless rounded corners (see 148, 254 etc). Has anyone made/found a decent tutorial for making these? I’ve got a general idea for how to make the frame and attach the noodles, but then when it comes to fabric/sewing, I’m at a bit of a loss.
I’ll also note that while I’ve been in First for a number of years now, I’ve never actually been involved with making my team’s bumpers. They normally just magically appear in week 5-6 .