<R5> Robots are built from the VEX EDR system. Robots may be built ONLY using official VEX EDR
components, unless otherwise specifically noted within these rules. Teams are responsible for pro-
viding documentation proving a part’s legality in the event of a question. Examples of documentation
include receipts, part numbers, official VEX websites, or other printed documentation.
a. Products from the VEXpro, VEX IQ, or VEX Robotics by HEXBUG product line cannot be used for
Robot construction, unless specifically allowed by a clause of <R7> or cross-listed as part of the VEX EDR product line. For example, the Rubber Shaft Collar (228-3510) is a VEX IQ component
that can be found on the VEX EDR “Shafts & Hardware” page, and is thus legal: https://www.
b. VEX IQ pins and corner connectors used solely for the purpose of attaching VEX Team Identifi-
cation Number Plates are permitted.
c. Official VEX EDR components which have been discontinued are still legal for competition use.
Teams must be cognizant of <R6> if attempting to use a discontinued part.
d. Any parts which are identical to legal VEX parts are permitted. For the purposes of this rule,
products which are identical in all ways except for color are permissible. It is up to inspectors to
determine whether a component is “identical” to an official VEX component.
e. Components obtained from the V5 beta program, including V5 beta firmware, are not legal for
i. All V5 beta hardware can be identified by its lighter gray pre-production color. Robot
Brains, Robot Batteries, Controllers, and Vision Sensors from the V5 beta have a “BETA
TEST” stamp on them. Smart Motors and Radios do not have this stamp, but can still be
identified by color.
Using VEX apparel, competition support materials, packaging, or other non-robot products on a VEX Robotics Competition Robot goes against the spirit of this rule and is not permitted.
This is directly from the game manual.