We are not allowed to modify sensors as per R15. My team has no intent to do so but only modifying the casing. this picture is what we have done to a quad encoder to make it fit into the robot. https://vexforum.com/images/attach/jpg.gif
The sensor itself remains in it’s original casing, and the function is still exactly the same, the casing is only cut a bit in the sides to fit between the screws. And if this is not permitted can we still use the encoder as long we place it somewhere where it would fit even without the modification?
Okay, so if I were to make housing for the gyro out of vex steel would this be illegal? Similar to cutting into the housing of the encoder it’s not modifying the sensor in any way (the casing doesn’t sense anything) but only what is protecting the sensor which you have said is illegal even though it’s not mentioned in the rules. Also if the sensor get scratched would it make it illegal to use? The cut we made into the encoder is pretty much a deep scratch.
Though I don’t see how modifying the plastic changes the electronics which are inside the plastic I’m not going to argue anymore, because I don’t want you to be mad at me next time I ask a question :p.