Answered: Adding weight

So I’m new to coaching VEX, previously worked 7 years with BEST, so I’m still trying to get used to some of the differences between builds. I have some students on one of my teams who are trying to build a claw arm but are afraid the claw with the star will be too heavy and would like to add a counterweight. They would like to screw two smaller C-channels together and fill them with spare nuts or screws to use as weight. Is this a legal move, or will it be an issue since that’s not the intended use of the nuts and screws? Thanks in advance for any help! Definitely appreciated :slight_smile:

Yes, this legal and creative! You’ll need to make sure that the screws are secured such that they don’t fall out of the channels.