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Well, the description says that the “positioning system is made up of a VEX Code Strip attached to the inside field perimeter AND a V5 GPS Sensor attached to the robot” (emphasis mine) and that the entire positioning system called VEX GPS is not confirmed to be legal in VRC or VEXU. So the wording seems to indicate they are thinking about it and it would include the Code strip and the GPS Sensor. But that is just speculation.
It would be really interesting to see a digital potentiometer that can spin any direction indefinitely. But that probably would only be possible if theres some sort of internal storage that stores its values. On another note if the robots off itll stop tracking so it may require an internal battery that lasts however long that may be (maybe like 5 hours?)
So, assuming the difficulties, I am pretty much thinking the rotation sensor is probably gonna be a potentiometer that has degree bounds similar to a regular VEX potentiometer and be analog.
Well what the VEX encoder does is it resets after losing power. What I was implying is converting an encoder into a potentiometer by storing the value when the robot is off, and even having its own independant power source to track the axle position even when the robot is off. Basically emulating what a potentiometer does except with infinite rotations.