Vex R10 clarification

Vex Rule R10 says that

A limited amount of custom plastic is allowed. Robots may use non-shattering plastic from the following list; polycarbonate (Lexan), acetal monopolymer (Delrin), acetal copolymer (Acetron GP), POM (acetal), ABS, PEEK, PET, HDPE, LDPE, Nylon (all grades), Polypropylene, FEP; as cut from a single 12” x 24” sheet up to 0.070” thick.
a. Shattering plastic, such as PMMA (also called Plexiglass, Acrylic, or Perspex), is prohibited.
b. Plastic may be mechanically altered by cutting, drilling, bending etc. It cannot be chemically treated, melted, or cast. Heating polycarbonate to aid in bending is acceptable.

When It says “as cut from a single 12” x 24” sheet up to 0.070” thick.”, does that mean that we can only have one piece of plastic cut from a 12" x 24" sheet, or as many pieces of plastic as we want that are cut out of a 12" x 24" sheet, or we can have as many pieces of plastic as we want, as long as none of the pieces are above 12" x 24"?


it means that you need to have been able to cut all your plastic from one 12" x 24" sheet. you can use multiple sheets, but all the pieces need to be able to tetris together to fit into a 12" x 24" rectangle.


Exception: You cannot cut the 0.07” thickness down to like two sheets of 0.035”, saying it still combines into one sheet. As clarified in the past by the GDC, cutting the thickness would count against you so it is better to just go with 0.07” all the way.