Answered: Plastic Size

I was wondering if it would be okay to use a sheet of plastic that is 15.5" x 15.5". I know that this is wider than the stated 12" x 24" allowed, but I was wondering if the sheet of plastic has to at least be under the maximum area of 288 in^2 for it to be legal. The piece of plastic we are using has an area of 240.25 in^2. I know the answer is probably no, but I wanted to make sure. Thanks in advance.

All the pieces of plastic on your robot need to have been able to be cut from a sheet that is no bigger than 12"x24". So it is legal, depending on how you cut and utilize the pieces. For example, a piece that is 13"x13" would be illegal since it could not be cut from a 12"x24" sheet.

/Edited – Thanks to @JustinM and @kmmohm for the heads up