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12-06-2004, 05:03 PM
I have heard there is some sort of spending limit per team for materials. What has the typical material cost limit been?
12-06-2004, 05:09 PM
In 2004, the maximum amount of money that could be spent on labor/parts for the robot was $3500 total, $400 for electronics, and a $100 maximum for a single electronics part.
Regular prices, not special discounts are used to count the total.
Though there is plenty of vagueness in this part of the rule, as I understand it, any part manufactured, at least in part, by a student does not count towards the total (beyond the cost of whatever it was made from).
12-06-2004, 05:30 PM
The quick answer to your cost question is $3,500 for any additional items you purchase beyond the kit of parts. For a complete and detailed answer read sub-section 18.104.22.168, Cost Limits and Accounting found in Section 5 - The Robot. This is part of the 2004 competition documents found at this link:
12-06-2004, 06:21 PM
One disclaimer on the above--these are the 2004 rules. FIRST may choose to do something entirely different for the 2005 season.
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