<R16>

Pneumatics. Robots using parts from the VEX IQ Pneumatics Kit (228-8795) must satisfy the following criteria:
  • No more than two (2) Air Tanks, including any that aren’t connected.
  • No more than (1) Air Pump, including any that aren’t connected.
  • No additional parts that are not included in the VEX IQ Pneumatics Kit (e.g., unofficial tubing or fittings).
  • Note: There is no limit on the number of Pneumatic Cylinders or Pneumatic Solenoids that may be used, provided that no other rules are violated. There are no restrictions on running the Air Pump prior to (or during) Matches.
    The intent of <R16a> is to limit Robots to the air pressure stored in two Air Tanks, as well as the normal working air pressure contained in any Pneumatic Cylinders and tubing on the Robot. Teams may not use other elements for the purposes of storing or generating air pressure. Using Pneumatic Cylinders or additional tubing solely for additional air storage is in Violation of the spirit of this rule. Similarly, using Pneumatic Cylinders and/or tubing without an actual pneumatic system (e.g., Air Tanks and/or a Air Pump) is also in Violation of the spirit of this rule.