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Can anyone post pictures of the set up as we do not have our mat / set up
kit yet.

Mike
WAFFLEBOTS!

On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 5:17 PM, Andy Traiger <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> I noticed a difference in the mat as well.  On the positive side, the mat
> is much less "sticky."  If you take a rounded smooth LEGO piece (such as was
> on the bottom of last years bone repair mission) and drag it across the new
> mat, you'll find it will glide smoothly.  If you do the same test on last
> year's mat, you'll find that it is much more difficult to slide.  A lot of
> robots have two drive wheels and slider(s).  My hunch is that these types of
> robots will benefit from the slider moving easier across the new style mats.
>  At this point, I'm not sure how the wheel traction will compare between the
> old and new style mats.
>
> Andy Traiger
>
>
> On the negative side of things, the mat doesn't appear to be as strong as
> previous year mats.  When you set up the "Contamination risk" mission models
> with the Dual Lock; you'll notice that these models lean a bit which
> distorts the mat substantially.  I'm curious if this distortion of the mat
> will get worse over the course of the season/
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 7:48 AM, Eric Palmer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> The mat this year is very different. It feels thicker and has a textured
>> matte surface on both sides.  Should stay in place. Seems to lay down
>> flatter right away.  Maybe this will be a great change.  Traction should
>> improve for sure but that will also affect battery usage.
>>
>> Eric
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Eric Palmer <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>
>>> The mission kit and map just arrived. Did not look at the pdf files or
>>> the mat yet. But we are really excited. the kids will start tonight building
>>> this years challenge missions.
>>>
>>>
>>> Eric Palmer
>>> Team #7
>>> The Rainbow Cows
>>> A picture of our little cow
>>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/daddyoh/5954020315/
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 3:28 PM, Daniel & Missi Lackas <
>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I think it's wonderful. The kids can have plenty of time to build the
>>>> kit and start trying to figure out how to solve the mission right away! Last
>>>> year we didn't get started until mid September. So I am very very pleased.
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone
>>>>
>>>> Barbara Bragg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> >OMG - I'm not ready   8~(
>>>> >
>>>> >Barbara Bragg
>>>> >Career Pathways Coordinator
>>>> >Workforce Development & Continuing Education
>>>> >Central Virginia Community College
>>>> >3506 Wards Road
>>>> >Lynchburg, VA  24502
>>>> >(434) 832-7672
>>>> >(434) 832-7761 FAX
>>>> >[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>>>> >[Sun]
>>>> >
>>>> >From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:
>>>> [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Eric Palmer
>>>> >Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 3:03 PM
>>>> >To: [log in to unmask]
>>>> >Subject: [VADCFLL-L] mission kits and mats
>>>> >
>>>> >Getting excited now. FIRST posted a charge to my credit card yesterday
>>>> for the mission kit and mat. I'm assuming it is now shipping.  The team
>>>> can't wait.
>>>> >
>>>> >Eric Palmer
>>>> >Team #7
>>>> >The Rainbow Cows
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