Laser on robot?

Hello. I was wondering if its legal to put a laser the robot. We would take the laser out during the competition, but we would like to leave the mount for the laser on the robot.

<R7> Robots are allowed the following additional “non-VEX” components:
a. Any material strictly used as a color filter or a color marker for a VEX Light Sensor.
b. Any parts which are identical to legal VEX parts. For the purposes of this rule, products which
are identical in all ways except for color are permissible. Note: It is up to inspectors to
determine whether a component is “identical” to an official VEX component.
c. Any commercially available #4, #6, #8, M2, M2.5, M3 or M4 screw up to 2" long, and any
commercially available nut and/or washer to fit these screws.
d. Teams may add non-functional decorations provided that these do not affect the robot
performance in any significant way or affect the outcome of the match. These decorations
must be in the spirit of the competition. Inspectors will have final say in what is considered

Is the laser pointer mount decorative and non-functional? If yes, then it will be fine.

If you are using it to align, then yes. Be sure to remove it before the round actually starts or it becomes illegal.


you can have it as long as its using power from the cortex. I’ve tried the same thing with lights that have a battery pack and they made us take it off

My team is planning to use a laser to help us align for the start of the match. We thought that it would be very accurate. I talked to someone who was doing inspection and he said that it was fine as long as we took it off before the match started and as long as it was used in a safe manner.

So I guess your team can use it as long as you take it off before the match starts. Also, you can leave your mount on , just make sure to take off the laser before the match starts.\

Good Luck!

You add a non-functional decoration if it does not affect the robot performance in anyway or affect the outcome of the match. But, be sure to remove it before the round actually starts.

don’t think it will be legal because it will hurt people’s eyes, which is harming other people.

What do you mean hurting other people’s eyes? Obviously they wouldn’t point it another person’s eye.

Well I think what he is trying to say is that at most of the competitions, well the ones that I have been to, have the nets closest to the crowd. And if he is trying to align is robot with the center of the goal/net then there is a chance that the laser will surpass the net in the alignment process and hit someone’s eye