pic: Purple Bumpers - 418

what is cooler than tie died purple bumpers?

what is cooler than tie died purple bumpers?
Tie Dyed Multicolored bumpers :wink:

I have to say, I’m a fan of both the purple and the multi-colored tie-dyed bumpers. But what did both of your teams use as a material to dye? Was it durable throughout the competition? (Last year we managed to rip even our super-thick and supposedly durable fabric, so we put a band-aid on our bumpers. I was heartbroken, since I made them and painted our team’s numbers on.)

I believe we used whatever was recommended in the manual (1000 denier cordura). Different colors of spray paint were used to get the desired tie-dye effect. The material itself held up extremely well throughout the competition, but the spray paint faded a little bit.

Stop by in Atlanta and check out our new “fancy” bumpers.

Here is the partial scoop on 418’s bumpers. (the other part of the scoop is my whining so it isn’t necessary)

White canvas. Last year I would have not said it was as durable as I would have liked but this year, it held up better according to my standards cough.

The way I look at it, we make bumpers for the robot. We deal with what happens to the bumpers/material. The pit crew did ask me to come check them over a couple of times. They were fine.

We tie-dyed 2 large panels this year. One could be used as a back drop for a display or used for bumpers again but we have it - the team seems set on this particular tie-dye pattern.

the little white circle star things are rubber band marble thingy’s pm jane for instructions :wink: