We built our own table this year and the mat fits perfectly after we trimmed the north edge by only 2-3 mm. We can help you build a new table this Saturday afternoon if you can get the materials. Please email me directly to plan the details. Thanks Ozcan Adiyaman Parent/Coach Pinnacle RoboNerds Team # 3438 On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 9:48 AM, Sonya Shaver <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > I agree, I would not use this table. I'm sorry! It is hard to be in a > bind like that at this point in the season. Challenge update #4 says: > > 4 - MAT SIZE/FIT > This year’s mats are running ever-so-slightly wide (north/south). If this > is causing your mat not to lay flat between your table walls, the > official solution is to trim the black border off your mat’s north edge, > since that border serves no function and this change will not be > noticed by a robot. Try to do a good job, but your care is more important > for safety than for accuracy. Thanks for your understanding > as we adapt to our new mat material. (Mat correction and policy > announcement.) > > > But it says "ever-so-slightly". I have been using the same table for many > years and, while this year's mat does fit tighter than previous years, we > actually didn't have to trim our mat at all. > Your picture looks way off to me. I would try to find a new table to buy, > or have someone build a new table, and work on a hard surface with the mat > until it was ready, and just try to not do anything yet that would require > the walls. > > If you build a new table, I would just be sure it follows the directions > in the rules for this year. Maybe you can find a willing parent with a > free Saturday afternoon? That is really all it would take if you had > someone with carpentry skills. > Good luck! > > Sonya > > ------------------------------ > 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.