The Illegal Parts is still 2019-2020, which still lists the same vision sensor as being illegal:
Hoping for a change for this year, because IMO, the auton that is possible with the color sensor and distance sensor alone due to the variance in response for sparse objects like in Squared Away and what appears to still be the case in Rise Up, we will have the same problem where a “tower” doesn’t register as a clear specific color easily, and distance to an object will be similarly spotty.
IMO, that reduces a lot of the auton at the IQ level to be more hardcoded variables for specific paths and less algorithmic—when trying to push the kids for more advanced repeatable “functions”. Last year we ended up with a lot of “guess and check” code where the kids would be changing distance numbers that were hard coded all over the place.
IMO, we end up with a very low bar for pushing the kids for more advanced learning of coding concepts.