Polycarbonate for traybot

This year, my team is using a traybot design, but we weren’t sure if the polycarbonate used in the field perimeter is legal to attach to the robot. I don’t think there is a measurement of the thickness of this polycaronate listed on the Vex website, so I don’t know if we can use this. Is there anyone who has done this before?
Thanks, team 2742N

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Sadly you have to use a certain thickness of polycarbonate and the field perimeter wall has to thick of polycarbonate

I don’t see why it wouldn’t be legal, as it is just lexan. Maybe get a caliper to measure. It needs to be less than 0.070" thick.

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The polycarbonate from the field perimeter is too thicc. It can be up to 0.070” thicc.

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Vex lover is correct poly carb can only be .07in thiccc

There’s actually lexan sold online by robomatter or something specifically made for vex.

Everyone forgets RoboSource.NET’s name :slight_smile:

https://www.robosource.net/13-plastic-sheets

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my advice: don’t use poly carbonate. use zip ties

I use antislip to stop cubes from misaligning in my tray. it’s lighter, and you get unlimited amounts of it. and you can save your polycarb for something else.

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Where would be a good place to buy Polycarbonate/ Lexan?

Vex sell polycarb

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Wow it’s expensive though.

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If you do have old Turning Point field parts, I’m pretty sure the polycarbonate on the flags are legal for robot use.

it has to be from one sheet though so technically using multiple wouldnt be legal. correct me if I’m wrong

What do you mean it has to be from one sheet?

If you have a 1x50 (fluid, no cuts, no connectors) inch piece it’s illegeal because it couldn’t be cut out of a 12x24 piece despite it taking up an area that is less than the area of the sheet.

Lol don’t buy the lexan from vex it is over priced. Buy it from robosource. They sell like 3 sheets for $10.

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classic vex. also 0.07 inches is like 1.7 millimeters. that is thinnn

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To add onto what Xenon was saying, my team meaused out how much lexan we were going to use such that we could have it on our tray and make heavy duty brain screen protector because our brain is in a vulnerable spot. We are also making side panels to serve as license plates and a place to put stickers, but since it’s non functional (license plates sold by VEX are considered non functional by the rulebook and thus anything acting in their place without adding any extra functionality is also non functional decoration) we can use as much lexan as we want as decoration, but only because it is actually for decorative purposes.

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