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Official Q&A: VRC 2022-2023: Spin Up

Usage Guidelines All Questions

Could we use a a floor mat from 276-5679 VRC Turning Point for this year spin up competition?


Travis Squyres (Event Partner)
4-Oct-2022

We need rubber to put pressure on the disk before it shoots out. Could we cut up a mat used in a old competition and use it on the bot?

<R6>Robots are built from the VEX V5 system. Robots may be built ONLY using official VEX V5 components, unless otherwise specifically noted within these rules. Teams are responsible for providing documentation proving a part’s legality in the event of a question. Examples of documentation include receipts, part numbers, official VEX websites, or other printed evidence.

<R22> Most modifications to non-electrical components are allowed. Physical modifications, such as bending or cutting, of legal metal structure or plastic components are permitted. a. Internal or external mechanical repairs of VEX Limit and Bumper switches are permitted. i. Modifying the metal arm on the Limit Switch is permitted. ii. Using components from these devices in other applications is prohibited. b. Metallurgical modifications that change fundamental material properties, such as heat treating or melting, are not permitted. c. Pneumatic tubing may be cut to desired lengths.

Answered by committee

We need rubber to put pressure on the disk before it shoots out. Could we cut up a mat used in a old competition and use it on the bot?

Thank you for your question. As noted in the red box below rule <R6h>, "Using VEX apparel, competition support materials, packaging, or other non-Robot products on a VEX Robotics Competition Robot goes against the spirit of this rule and is not permitted."

VEX Field Tiles, both the old-style and anti-static versions, are competition support materials and cannot be used on competition robots.