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tape to prevent rope fraying.


84260C
25-Sep-2023

Can we use tape to prevent a rope from fraying? It has no real advantages to the robot functions but it allows us to reuse rope and string for future things. If not would colored tape to match the robot's color theme make it a non functional decoration, or could we use 3d printed clips to prevent fraying?

Answered by committee
12-Oct-2023

Rule <R19> provides a complete list of the permissible uses of tape on VRC Robots. Clause G of rule <R18> states that 3D printed parts are not permitted except as non-functional decorations.

Tape or 3D printed clips cannot be used to prevent a rope from fraying. As permitted in clause D of rule <R15>, however:

Fusing/melting the end of legal nylon rope/string (see <R7>R7e) to prevent fraying is permitted.