At Words this year, we took some time to tour the College Division. While we were there, we met with a fantastic team and talked with them about the advantages of the College Division. Besides the amazing array of sensors they had available to them, they mentioned the use of 3-Wire Twisted Extension Cables which cut down on noise and make the information from sensors more accurate.
“Parts may NOT be modified as follows: a. Motors, extension cords, sensors, controllers, battery packs, and any other electrical component of the VEX Robotics Design System may NOT be altered from their original state in ANY way.”
I believe that I am prohibited from twisting the cables sold by VEX. However, I was wondering if they were similar enough that I could buy and them under <R7>, provided they were of lengths identical to those sold by VEX.
Rule <R7> reads:
"Robots are allowed the following additional “non-VEX” components:
b. Any parts which are identical to legal VEX parts. For the purposes of this rule, products which are identical in all ways except for color are permissible. Note: It is up to inspectors to determine whether a component is “identical” to an official VEX component."