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

<R12> f - Do LED strips still need to be powered by brain/cortex


7983J
1 year ago

In the past, if teams used powered decorations such as LED light strips they needed to be powered by the brain or cortex. With the new wording in <R12> part f, where it states:

Internal power sources (e.g. for a small blinking light) are permitted, provided that no other rules are violated and this source only provides power to the non-functional decoration (e.g. does not directly or indirectly influence any functional portions of the Robot)

Does this mean that teams can use external power for LED strips, or do they exceed the example of the "small blinking light"?

Answered by Game Design Committee

Does this mean that teams can use external power for LED strips, or do they exceed the example of the "small blinking light"?

Yes, using a small external power source to power a standard LED strip would be permitted, provided that no other rules are violated, such as R12e, R12g, or G10.