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Official Q&A: VRC 2023-2024: Over Under

Usage Guidelines All Questions

3d printed bumpers


the battery on our robot is decently exposed to where it could suffer damage from other robots. is it legal to 3d print a casing to protect things like pneumatic resevoirs, batteries, motors, or the brain?

Answered by committee

As described in clause G of rule <R18>:

3D printed parts are not permitted in the VEX Robotics Competition, except as non-functional decorations (per <R8>) or as custom License Plates (per <R9>).

The uses you have described would be considered functional, and are not allowed on VRC Robots.