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

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Adding weight to a robot


Is it okay to use old vex batteries (from cortex model) to add weight only (no power) to the robot?

thanks Molly

Answered by Game Design Committee

Rule R8 is partially quoted below, with a portion bolded for emphasis:

<R8> Some non-VEX items are permitted. Robots are allowed to use the following additional “non-VEX IQ” components: a. Appropriate non-functional decorations, provided that these do not affect the Robot performance in any significant way or affect the outcome of the Match.

The weight/counterbalance provided in this case would be considered "functional", and would not be legal.