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#1

One of the members of my group had an idea to use a small, spring loaded pusher in the bot to stay on the center platform in the newest game. Is this legal?


#2

It depends on how you plan to use it. If it’s intentional use can clearly cause damage to opposing robots then it is now legal, put a simple pusher that is not so violent can likely pass as legal.


#3

If it doesn’t or can’t break the other robot (including yours and your alliance’s), and it uses VEX-legal parts, it should be fine…I think. Defensive play/design is part of the game.


#4

Use the inspection checklist… If it will pass inspection… and re-inspection… you are good.

V5:

V4:
https://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2018/07/vrc-cortex-robot-inspection-checklist-2018-19.pdf


#5

Yup. It all depends on how is the device being used.
In Singvex, some of our teams had a pneumatic pusher/puncher.
But it was ruled (and I think it is also in one of the q&a as well) that we can’t used it as a puncher (even if the opponent robots will not be damaged), but it was ok as a pusher.

edit: the q&a…
https://www.robotevents.com/VRC/2018-2019/QA/15