So it sounds to me like the answer is to both: 1. Learn to and practice calibrating the light sensors before matches 2. Test/practice under a variety of lighting conditions On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 1:36 PM, B Bergenstock <[log in to unmask]>wrote: > I would GUESS the reason is that the different tournaments have different > light set ups. If a tournament isn't *required* to have a certain set > up, they may not use and then you wouldn't have the same results at home > anyway, so why give instructions and give ppl a false sense of light > certainty. > The tournament for our area is in a school gym and has ceiling > lights 25 or so feet up. It is a well lite room, but not the same as my > garage. The different set up did not negatively affect our light sensor, > but there should be time to calibrate the robot before the matches- which > the kids should do themselves- if you find during the practice round or > work table that it is badly affecting your sensor. > Try looking on line for self calibrating light sensor programs? > Regards, > Brandy > > On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM, Sonya Shaver <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> That seems odd that they don't have the light included in the table >> building instructions anymore. We have a light over our table, but we >> practice at my house, at different times of day, so I don't feel like the >> overhead ceiling light would be enough to provide consistent light. The >> table light makes it so that the lighting is consistent all the time, >> whether it's day or night. I also feel like even if a tournament didn't >> have lights over the table, it's still going to be daytime and probably in >> a room like a gym or auditorium with bright fluorescent lights. If you >> practice in a school classroom with bright lights in the daytime, it may >> not be as much of an issue. >> >> Our light was simple to build. My husband built our table and built the >> part over the top that holds a long fluorescent light, and that was what >> the instructions said to do at that time. That was almost five years ago >> though, so maybe they don't think it's as important anymore? >> >> Sonya Shaver >> Nanobots Coach >> ------------------------------ >> To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit >> https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or >> leave the list". >> VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via >> VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit >> https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-announcements-l.html to >> subscribe. >> > > ------------------------------ > To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit > https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or > leave the list". > VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. > Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-announcements-l.html to > subscribe. > -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.