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Official Q&A: VEXU 2019-2020: Tower Takeover Usage Guidelines

Using Flags from Turning Point


Cory McCracken (Event Partner)
9 months ago

In an earlier question it was confirmed that parts from the IQ game Bankshot would be deemed legal to use as Lexan. I wanted to verify that the Flags and the platform fit under the same ruling.

G9  
Answered by Game Design Committee

In an earlier question it was confirmed that parts from the IQ game Bankshot would be deemed legal to use as Lexan. I wanted to verify that the Flags and the platform fit under the same ruling.

This is the Q&A that you are referring to:

www.robotevents.com/VRC/2019-2020/QA/325

The response references R9, quoted here and bolded for emphasis:

<R9> A limited amount of custom plastic is allowed. Robots may use non-shattering plastic from the following list; polycarbonate (Lexan), acetel monopolymer (Delrin), acetal copolymer (Acetron GP), POM (acetal), ABS, PEEK, PET, HDPE, LDPE, Nylon (all grades), Polypropylene, FEP; as cut from a single 12” x 24” sheet up to 0.070” thick.

The Turning Point Flags are made of polycarbonate, and have a thickness of 1.6mm (0.063"). Therefore, they meet the constraints listed in this rule, and would be legal.

The Turning Point Platforms are made of polycarbonate, but are 2.4mm (0.094") thick. Therefore, they do not meet the constraints listed in this rule, and would not be legal.