Before I buy it, I'd like to know: are LED strip lights legal as non-functional decorations this season. We would make them a color to NOT look like field element. I have found a way to power them with the v5 brain.
@Hagan_60883A Our of curiosity and in case other people come to this thread, would you mind sharing how you can power them?
<R8> Teams may add non-functional decorations, provided that they do not affect the robot performance in any significant way or affect the outcome of the match. These decorations must be in the spirit of the competition. Inspectors will have final say in what is considered “non-functional”.
a. Anodizing and painting of parts is considered a legal nonfunctional decoration.
b. Any guards, decals, or other decorations must be backed by legal materials that provide the same functionality. For example, if your robot has a giant decal that prevents scoring objects from falling out of the robot, the decal must be backed by VEX material that also prevents the Scoring Objects from falling out.
c. If using the VEX speaker (276-1504), the chosen audio must not be distracting and must be in good taste. The Head Inspector and Head Referee will make the final decision on the appropriateness of the audio.
d. Cameras are permitted as non-functional decorations, provided that any transmitting functions or wireless communications are disabled. Unusually large cameras being used as ballast are not permitted.
i. The Vision Sensor may be used as a functional component, provided that its wireless transmitting functionality is disabled.
e. “Non-VEX” microcontrollers or computing devices are not allowed as non-functional decorations, per <R10>.
f. VEX motors, or components of VEX motors, may not be used as nonfunctional decorations.
g. Decorations that visually mimic field elements or could otherwise interfere with an opponent’s Vision Sensor are considered functional and are not permitted. This includes lights, such as the VEX Flashlight. The Head Inspector and Head Referee will make the final decision on whether a given decoration or mechanism violates this rule.
<R8g> in bold above