If you look on the back, you will see there are round extensions/knobs for the bearing to align in the holes. If you take the distance from the knob to the next hole, it will fit on the 1/4" pitch metal.
As far as I know, the 1/4" Pitch metal was discontinued a while ago.
is vex 1/4in metal and parts still legal if we can get our hands on it? The rules says,
“Official Robotics Components from the VEX Robotics Design System which have been discontinued are still legal for competition use. However teams must be cognizant of <R5a> <R6> Official VEX products are ONLY available from VEX & Official VEX Resellers. To determine whether a product is “official” or not, consult www.vexrobotics.com.”
this leads me to believe yes, but I have never seen it used which make me worry if vex made it illegal after discontinuing it.
I know this isn’t official. just wondering if anyone knows
I asked Karthik about using the battery box. It holds AA batteries for powering your robot. He said it can still be used, but you cannot use it to power the robot. I asked how that works and he said that the teams can get very creative, but that the AA batteries are no longer allowed even though you can use the things that holds them.
The bottom line is that if it is or was part of the Vex design system it can be used.
My team wants to buy the AA battery holder and figure out a way to use it just to be different.