This season there’s been a change in <R12> that allows for screws up to 2.5" long to be used, compared to the previous 2" limit.
<R12> Certain non-VEX screws, nuts, and washers are allowed. Robots may use any commercially
available #4, #6, #8, M3, M3.5, or M4 screw up to 2.5” (63.5mm) long (nominal), and any commercially
available nut, washer, and / or non-threaded spacer (up to 2.5” (63.5mm) long) to fit these screws.
I think this is great, it allows for more freedom when building with screws that doesn’t require creating custom screws from shafts.
I currently use the colored robosource torx screws, and after experiencing how much better torx screws are than hex I never want to go back. However, I have not been able to find 2.5" long torx screws with the right thread size anywhere. The closest thing were these hex screws from McMaster-Carr. These would work, but like I said, I’d prefer to not have to use hex for anything.
So my question is, has anyone else been able to find 2.5" T15 8-32 Screws anywhere?
and if not, is it a safe bet that robosource will be selling some in the near future, or should I just suck it up and buy the hex screws?