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I'm assuming that LEGO rubber bands that are part of the kit are OK as well.
 One of our students asked about this and I told him I thought so but would
check.  Not sure what he's got in mind yet, but I thought they were fair
game based on what I'd read.

Thanks for clarification in advance,

Matthew Cuba
Coach Team 3607
Spotsylvania Middle School Bionic Bulldogs


On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 7:08 PM, Eric Palmer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> There are lego parts. You can use them. the kits (not the mat) are all Lego
> pieces. The rules section 6 defines what you can use.
>
> We love the yellow pieces...
>
> 6 - EQUIPMENT
> •    Your equipment (robot, attachments, and other accessories) must be
> made entirely of LEGO elements in original factory condition. •    Exception
> 1: You may reference a paper list to keep track of robot programs. •
> Exception 2: LEGO string and tubing may be cut to length.
> •    There are no restrictions on the quantities or sources of non-electric
> LEGO elements, except that factory-made wind-up/pull-back “motors” are not
> allowed. Pneumatic elements are allowed.
> •    Electric elements must be the LEGO MINDSTORMS type. •    The total
> number of each electric element you may use in any one match is limited as
> listed below.
> —————Remember to check the Robot Game Rulings often as new posts may affect
> your team strategy.—————
> To understand how these quantity limits are applied, let’s consider for
> example, the motors: •    Imagine that a referee (a “ref”) stops your entire
> team on your way to a match, and counts every
> motor every team member has - every motor on the robot, and on all separate
> attachments, and from
> every cart, and box, and from all your pockets... The total must not exceed
> three. •    If you have multiple motorized attachments, but it takes two
> motors to drive the robot, you must find
> a way to switch that third/last legal motor from one attachment to the
> next. •    A fourth motor is always illegal, no matter what. •    Even if
> you only plan to run three motors at a time, the fourth motor is illegal.
> •    Even if the fourth motor is a spare, or used as weight, or as
> decoration, the fourth motor is illegal.
> For RCX Users:    For NXT Users:
> Motors (3) RCX Controller (1) Touch Sensors (2) Light Sensors (2) Rotation
> Sensors (3) 3rd Touch OR Light Sensor (1) Lamp (1)
> Motors (3) NXT Controller (1) Touch Sensors (2) Light Sensors (2) Rotation
> Sensors (3 minus the number of NXT motors present) Ultrasonic Sensor (1)
> Lamp (1)
> •    Due to the above limits, you may not use more than one robot in any
> one match, but it’s okay to use a different robot in a different match,
> earlier or later in the day.
> •    LEGO wires and converter cables are allowed as needed. •    Spare
> electrical parts are allowed in the PIT area. •    Computers are not allowed
> in the competition area. •    Objects functioning as remote controls are not
> allowed anywhere, at any time. •    Marker may be used for ownership
> identification, for marks in hidden areas only. •    Paint, tape, glue, oil,
> etc. are not allowed.
> •    Stickers are not allowed, except LEGO stickers, applied per LEGO
> instructions. •    If the robot is in violation - of this rule or Rule 7 -
> and cannot be corrected, the decision about exactly
> what to do rests with the tournament officials, but that robot may not win
> awards.
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 7:01 PM, Tom Bove <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>>  Is there any restriction against using parts from last year’s kit?  The
>> yellow ramp sections are great building pieces for our kids.  I would think
>> they are considered lego parts, but I’ve never seem them sold to the general
>> public.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:
>> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Stephen Scherr
>> *Sent:* Monday, September 27, 2010 6:35 PM
>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>> *Subject:* Re: [VADCFLL-L] What kind of wheels are included in the
>> official kit
>>
>>
>>
>> Yes, you may use any LEGO wheels, including any from earlier Mindstorms
>> kits.  LEGO brands include LEGO, Duplo, Bionicle, Mindstorms, Technic.  You
>> may use non-electric parts from any of these brands.
>>
>>
>>
>> Rule 6 - EQUIPMENT
>>
>> • Your equipment (robot, attachments, and other accessories) must be made
>> entirely of LEGO elements in original factory condition.
>>
>> • Exception 1: You may reference a paper list to keep track of robot
>> programs.
>>
>> • Exception 2: LEGO string and tubing may be cut to length.
>>
>> • There are no restrictions on the quantities or sources of non-electric
>> LEGO elements, except that factory-made wind-up/pull-back “motors” are not
>> allowed. Pneumatic elements are allowed.
>>
>>
>>
>> Steve
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sep 27, 2010, at 6:01 PM, rama kant wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>  Hi,
>>
>> Can someone please let me know what kind of wheels are included in
>> this year's kit?   NXT 1.0 had larger wheels, but NXT 2.0 has smaller
>> wheels.
>>
>> Additional question:  Can one use larger wheels (from NXT 1.0) for
>> this year's competition?
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Rama Kant
>>
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