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While Rule #4 explictly says “LEGO-manufactured Mindstorms” sensors, this was expanded on and covered in great detail by the Robot Game Updates (cf. #14).  The short answer is that HiTechnic sensors are not made by LEGO and are disallowed.

All teams should be checking the robot game updates regularly!

Stuart

From: Jason Minto 
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 9:35 AM
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Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Competition Approved Sensors

How do officials determine whether or not a sensor may be used in the competition?

There are a couple of vendors like Hitechnic that sell "certified" sensors.  LEGO has recently started reselling some of these sensors.

So, if our team was to purchase a gyroscopic sensor, how would the officials determine whether or not that sensor may be used?


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