It’s a little bit unfortunate that Vex has to put this stuff on their packaging to avoid being sued, because I think it’s misleading and unnecessary. Under the circumstances though I think it’s fair enough.
What’s really sad is that your school then feels that they have to enforce that so that they don’t get sued if someone gets injured while using “14+” equipment.
The whole situation with Americans and suing people is just silly :rolleyes:.
I assume that’s why your school does it, and not because you have some silly teacher who likes to make up arbitrary rules. If anything that would be worse.
Lol it’s a joke. Of course he has to touch something, otherwise why would he be in the robotics club? I would have left and made my own team if I couldn’t do anything. But seriously a 13 year old in high school? Lol most people in high school are at least 14.
Anyways, middle school teams are probably closely watched by their parents or a teacher when they are building their robot so they don’t get sued so it’s alright.
Lol us americans are weird. Suing people left and right.
I really don’t think it is about Being Sued for Vex being a Dangerous Hobby, it is about listing a typical, age appropriate Knowledge Level… 14+ is a Good Age for understand ALL the features of the Vex Robotics System…
The Manufacture lists:
“For 2 to 8 players. Ages 8 and up.”
But on Answers.com, an Expanded Explanation given for the Question:
“What age range can play monopoly?”
“Anyone old enough to understand the concept of strategy and basic arithmetic can play monopoly. I would say about 7 years and up, maybe younger.”.
My Son still does not quite understand the Aspects of Programming the Vex, but at 6, he understood Bolting a Vex together, even if some of his Keeps Nuts weren’t quite tight… For that matter, some of my Keeps Nuts are quite tight either…
I just taught my Youngest Daughter how to Count is Binary and Octal and Hex… Then on her own, she started to build Letter Codes, based on Binary Numbers, using 36 Numbers. That was before I showed here ASCII… I admire her initiative…