As a warning to other teams, the current field tiles that VEX are shipping out have some major QC issues in my opinion. (Not a surprise considering all the other issues I’ve run into with last few VEX orders.)
All of the colored alliance tiles are 1.5mm thicker than the grey tiles. How is this acceptable?
@timL I mean there are events out there that literally use bodged together wooden perimeters. (Which is completely legal if +/- 1") It’s not really possible to have such consistent playing fields without having things be really expensive or really time consuming. The purpose of the +/- 1" rule is both to allow for more accessibility to VEX and to run things more quickly for instances like field reset. None of my field tiles are perfectly level and I have yet to go to an event where they are. Isn’t that what good robot design is for, anyways?
Where have you encountered wooden fields? While it’s not in one of the rules, the manual states in the introduction that the perimeter is sheet metal and lexan, which in addition to the fact that wooden fields are not available from the vex site (unless I’m horribly mistaken), would lead me to believe that such a field would be very illegal, regardless of size.