Answered: Dimension Measurement

Is there an official method for measuring dimensions, specifically height? Our team’s robot is exactly 15" tall and has so far passed all inspections in local tournaments. I’d hate to get to a bigger tournament (states, worlds) and find out that day that it measures 1mm above height. Is there an official, approved measuring device other than eyeballing it with a ruler? Thanks.

There is no official or standardized measuring device for the 15" height restriction. The Referee Training video depicts one method of using standard VEX IQ parts to create a tool that is 15" tall, but Event Partners are not required to use this method.

The 2018 World Championship will use a “box” sizing tool to check maximum height - if your robot is exactly 15" tall, you should be fine!