Answered: Use of none scattering plastic as sprockets


I’m currently working on my robot’s drive and I found myself stucked betwen the few options of sprocket ratios from the VEX sprocket kit. I had an idea of cutting plastic into the shape of sprockets with the desired number of teeth from a single piece of legal additional plastic(0.07""1224 polycarbonate )and stack them up to reach the desired thickness and strength. The layers will be jointed with vex drive shafts and other vex components without any gluing. The rule says mechanically altering the plastic by cutting is fine, but because the parts we are planning to make might be viewed as non legal parts, my teammates have raised concerns on the legitimacy of our plan and would like to have an official answer from vex.

Thank you very much!

This would be legal.