Is string classified as part of the robot?

I looked in the Spin up game manual (R7) and it states that:

Certain non-VEX components are allowed. Robots are allowed the following additional “non-VEX” compnents:
e. An unlimited amount of rope / string, no thicker than 1/4 " (6.35)

Does this mean I could use string for the end game to have nearly unlimited expansion?

Everything which you place on the field in a match counts as part of the robot for all purposes. (subject to all rules and notes in the game manual) Which would indeed include string.

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What does the game manual say? Is string allowed?

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I think you meant to place this under vex v5 general discussion

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one of the teams made this

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but can you release the string without using pneumatics or just by using a motor.
Like l have a design about a pin mechanism in which the string is connected to a shaft and when it is pulled, the launcher springs forwards but it seems like that most expansion uses pneumatics to release it.

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I think you could just use a catapult though it might be a waste of motors. The problems with Pneumatics for me is that my school has run out of tanks & pistons.
(Kinda sucks) We have to wait till approximately November to get more.

Yes l have a catapult built but need something to release it

Yes, and it’s been done.