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The Q&A is closed for the 2021-2022 season. Any rule changes or clarifications pertaining to the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship will be included in the April 5 Game Manual Update. Teams attending VEX Worlds who wish to pre-submit questions for the driver's meeting should have received a contact form via email; if not, please contact your REC Foundation Team Engagement Manager for more information.

Official Q&A: VEXU 2021-2022: Tipping Point

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<VUR5> Proof of fabrication by team member


WINGU5
3 months ago

"<VUR5> a. The minimum acceptable form of documentation is an engineering drawing with multiple views for the part in question. These drawings may be included in a Team’s Engineering Notebook, or in a standalone appendix to the Engineering Notebook."

&lt;VUR5&gt; b. dictates that parts must have been physically fabricated by team members and not outsourced to a 3rd party for manufacture. The minimum acceptable form of documentation specified in &lt;VUR5&gt; a. does not require anything other than a part drawing, which doesn't demonstrate proof of physical fabrication. What additional documentation/proof would robot inspectors, head referees or judges require to ensure a team is not deemed in violation of rules when they actually did manufacture the part.
	
	Related question: Some machinery at universities may not be directly operable by team members, especially undergraduates, due to the high value of a machine or other health and safety requirements. An example is a 5-axis CNC machine requiring a qualified operator but the team member can stand next to the actual operator and watch the process - is this physical fabrication by a team member?

	Hoping for an answer sooner than 3-4 weeks....
Answered by committee

An example is a 5-axis CNC machine requiring a qualified operator but the team member can stand next to the actual operator and watch the process - is this physical fabrication by a team member?

No, this would be outside the intent of this rule.