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Official Q&A: VIQC 2019-2020: Squared Away

Usage Guidelines All Questions

Vex IQ Cables

Ryan Bockelmann

Now that V5 is fully rolled out, I was wondering if the RECF would be making any changes regarding the Vex IQ cables. I would love to be able to use the crimping tool/connectors from V5 to fix cable ends when students break off the locking tabs, but I am concerned that it won’t be tournament legal if I do so. As it is right now we end up throwing out a lot of the cables when the ends break. I understand that crimping new ends on would change the cable size, but I don’t think that being able to change cable sizes gives any strategic advantages. Does anyone know if the RECF has any plans to make this legal? I checked through the documentation but didn’t see anything about it one way or the other.

Answered by Game Design Committee

No, modifying VEX IQ cables or creating custom cables would not be legal.