I agree with Robot Bill: You best bet is ensure your robot can perform with a wall which is either short or tall. For what it is worth, to the best of my knowledge, I think that all tables currently used in Virgina-DC tournaments were built with 2x4s for wall. Steve Scherr Virginia-DC FLL Referee Advisor On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 1:47 PM Robot Bill <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > 3-15⁄16" (100mm) is the maximum height of an official FLL table's > walls.What will be at your competition *may *vary depending on the > competition, but all the walls will be the same height at that competition. > > The table construction for official FLL Tournaments comply with the > instructions provided by FIRST in the field setup instructions: > https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__firstinspiresst01.blob.core.windows.net_fll_2019_FIRST-2DFLL-2D2018-2D19-2DFieldSetup-2DLetter.pdf&d=DwIFaQ&c=eLbWYnpnzycBCgmb7vCI4uqNEB9RSjOdn_5nBEmmeq0&r=k6Oa5GxfBPFMgGjb2r5QIoEOeBZs9xbNIpA0kLw_kFQ&m=8pQ3NYsSh2LxEFannXyOGiJPaPp2GOj0TmHuL76DIkw&s=Oy61Z1fRODXLEhp3UPJg_iSoSi7nwv5ZLD3RSUEca-c&e= > <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__firstinspiresst01.blob.core.windows.net_fll_2019_FIRST-2DFLL-2D2018-2D19-2DFieldSetup-2DLetter.pdf&d=DwMFaQ&c=eLbWYnpnzycBCgmb7vCI4uqNEB9RSjOdn_5nBEmmeq0&r=k6Oa5GxfBPFMgGjb2r5QIoEOeBZs9xbNIpA0kLw_kFQ&m=InEznMJ-bAOrGWh6kCEQWdnffRLSylhLhPFzBy_MAvs&s=NLeVkFT-CpVf_tGpNieW3HoOqbLVP1iEibJ0Gt17Ens&e=>. > On page 3, it tells us, "The height of B and C must measure between H = > 2-½" (64mm) and 3-15⁄16" (100mm)." > > [image: image.png] > For those that are unaware, the rationale for the large tolerance in the > wall height enables FLL to be an international program. Standard wood sizes > vary from country to country. For example, in Europe, you cannot easily get > a 2x4 like you can in the USA. > > Technically, in the USA, there are two common dimensional lumber sizes > that can be used for the walls of a FLL table (between 64mm and 100mm > tall): a 2x3 and a 2x4. The actual sizes of these two are 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" > (38mm x 64mm) and 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" (38mm x 89mm). > > You best bet is ensure your robot can perform with a wall which is either > short or tall. You can also ask the tournament coordinator what wall sizes > they intent to use. > > Bill > > > > On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 12:49 PM Piyush Radadiya <[log in to unmask]> > wrote: > >> Hi, >> >> This is a question on the height of the side wall from the mission mat to >> the top of wall. The table build guide says that minimum is 2.5" to maximum >> 3.5". We have experienced that this height is well above 3.5" on >> competition tables. does anyone know the maximum height of wall at the >> competition? >> >> Thanks, >> Piyush >> >> On Tue, Oct 30, 2018, 2:33 AM Laura Perlini <[log in to unmask]> >> wrote: >> >>> Hi all, >>> >>> I have so appreciated reading responses to various questions posted on >>> this listserv. It has helped me learn a lot as a rookie coach. So a huge >>> thanks to you more experienced coaches for answering questions so promptly. >>> >>> My team (BrainSTORM Troopers) has a question regarding the Satellite >>> Orbits Mission (M12). The rules say you get points for any satellite on or >>> above the two outer orbit lines. Does anyone know how “above” is defined? >>> Is there a certain range/distance from above the outer orbit lines we >>> should be staying within? >>> >>> Thanks in advance for any response! >>> >>> Take care, >>> Laura >>> >> -- 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.