I was going to mention that Steve.  We had issues one year because we did not pay attention to a potenial gap.  Believe me, it was not fun to watch missions that worked all of a sudden not work.
 
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Putting a jig against the walls in Base is a fine idea to help provide stability and consistent location.  Please note that many teams have been surprised when they come to a tournament and there's a different gap between the west wall and the mat from what they are accustomed to in practice.  This is s known part of the variability in the robot game (see Rule 42)

Field Setup Instructions:
FIELD MAT PLACEMENT
Step 3 - The mat is smaller than the playing surface by design. Slide and align it so that there is no gap between the south edge of the mat and the south border wall. Center the mat in the east-west direction (look for equal gaps at left and right).

Field Maintenance
Field Mat - Make sure the mat touches the south border wall, and is centered east to west.

Steve Scherr
VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor


On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 6:21 AM, Michael Brown <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

They can use that, as long as it all fits inside base. Reminder bass extends to the east wall and the south wall so it can touch the walls in base. in fact I would recommend that you put your jig against a wall.

On Oct 8, 2013 5:21 AM, "Desh Deshmukh" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
 
What if they use the Base Plate (32x32 studs or 10"x10") from LEGO as long as it fits (and stays) inside the base and not touching wall or secured to the mat and stays  
 
 
No marking is allowed but they can put figurines or some type for missions.
 
Desh Deshmukh

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4 - EQUIPMENT EVERYTHING - Everything you use in the competition area directly or indirectly for strategy (mission-related activity) must be made entirely of LEGO-manufactured elements in original factory condition.  Stickers are not allowed, except LEGO stickers, applied per LEGO instructions.  Paint, tape, glue, oil, zip-ties, etc. are not allowed.  
Exception 1:  You may reference a paper list to keep track of robot programs

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On Oct 7, 2013, at 8:24 PM, Lloyd O'Hara <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I don't believe that would be allowed.  Paper is not a Lego product and everything has to be made by Lego.
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Hi,

I'm coaching a rookie team consisting of elementary school kids. One of the kid in our team came up with the idea to place a paper at the base with all the markings to start the motor for the various missions. I'm not sure whether we'd place this paper with the various markings at the base and place the robot on top. I would like to get the input from the community before letting the team know.

Thanks!

Rajesh Virassamy

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