Our team won the Judges Award a while back. However, as we have come to the realization that it is just a useless pity award, we no longer have a use for it. However, the shape of the trophy would work perfectly as an intake scoop with our current robot design. After browsing the rules, I was not able to see anything prohibiting this use. Are we allowed to use VEX trophies for functional parts of our robot?
No. The inspection sheet has a requirement that only VEX parts meant for robot construction be used in robot construction.
To expand on this, using a VRC trophy on your robot would be prohibited by <R5b>:
You could use the trophy as a template for bending plates into the shape you want, and you may use the trophy as a non-functional decoration.
This thread was made 7 months ago and already received an answer 7 months ago… There is no reason to keep replying to it.
I’d say it should be locked, but it seems like we’ve had quite a few of these old threads pop up out of nowhere recently so perhaps a more effective solution is needed.