It seems as though rule R7 has become much more specific this time around. As such, I’d like to confirm whether or not a design such as the one bellow would be legal or illegal as per rule R7-D-i or
“d. Teams may add non-functional decorations provided that these do not affect the robot
performance in any significant way or affect the outcome of the match. These decorations must
be in the spirit of the competition. Inspectors will have final say in what is considered “nonfunctional”.
i. Any decoration which interacts with a game piece **(even a painted surface) **would be
considered functional, hence illegal”
Thanks in advance.