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The definition of Base includes the "perimeter of the Base area", so,
yes, the black line bordering Base is part of Base.

Steve Scherr
VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor

On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 10:08 PM, Darlene Pantaleo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 8 – BASE
> • Base is an imaginary box formed by vertical walls that rise from the
> perimeter of the Base area, including the inside surface of the border
> walls, and by an invisible ceiling 16” (406mm) high.
> • This means Base is not just an area on the mat – it’s a VOLUME.
> • Usually there is a gap between the mat and a side border wall… Base
> includes this gap.
> • Anything even barely in Base counts as being in Base unless the robot
> moves it completely out.
> • Anything in the team’s possession is understood to count as being in Base,
> and is okay to store or handle.
>
> On Oct 28, 2012, at 8:24 PM, Rajesh Shah wrote:
>
> One last minute question.
>
> Is the border area around the base is considered part of the base ?
>
> Thanks
>
> Rajesh
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