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Thread: Commercial Off the Shelf Components - Answer Thread

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    RM02 - Exercise Weights

    Quote Originally Posted by FTC10590 View Post
    Is it legal to use simple 2.5 lbs exercise weights to add weight to our robot? Our Mecanum wheels need better weight distribution.

    Similar to http://www.homedepot.com/p/Weider-2-...prRhoCLxXw_wcB

    They are tightly attached to the robot and won't move or fall off.
    A: Yes, these are legal COTS parts.

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    RM02 - Dryer Duct

    Quote Originally Posted by FTC12357 View Post
    Is dryer duct a legal COTS? Springs are allowed and it is basically an extension spring wrapped in foil material, but we wanted to make sure.
    https://www.amazon.com/Dundas-Jafine...s=dryer+tubing

    Thanks!
    A: Yes, this is a legal part.

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    RM02 - Flying Saucer Bearings

    Quote Originally Posted by FTC8742 View Post
    Hi,

    We are planning on using:

    https://www.amazon.com/Hudson-Flying.../dp/B00NQBWWCY

    for our wheels. Is this part legal?

    Thanks,

    Team 8742
    A: Yes, this is a legal COTS part. Remember, since it will be used in contact with the tile floor it is still subject to rule <RG01.a>.

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    RM02 - Copper Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by FTC5501 View Post
    Are we allowed to use Copper Tape on our robot to help with ESD on our robot?
    A: Yes, copper tape is legal providing it is not used on the wheels or in another situation (like a drag chain) where it contacts the tile floor.

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    RM02 - Hinges

    Quote Originally Posted by FTC7867 View Post
    Can we use a cabinet door hinge on our robot? It rotates 270 degrees.
    Team #7867
    A: Yes, this is a legal single degree of freedom COTS part.

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