What is the legality of powder coating in OCCRA?
Rule RB8 states, "Any item or material whose sole purpose and function is to decorate or identify the robot may be used (subject to proof of NON-Function by the officials). All items must be ―off-the-shelf (available to all teams) and sold as an individual or quantity package. "
We do all of our powder coat work in-house, including preparing and baking the parts. Students do all of the steps of the process independently, and all the supplies are readily available at multiple vendors, both locally and online.
Looking in the manual, there does not seem to be any specific rules prohibiting powder coating, but before we go through the process of decorating our parts via powder coat, we want to ensure that this process is deemed legal, nonfunctional decoration.
What is the thickness of the field wall?
The rules state that the 2x8 board to which the tees are attached is flush with the field wall, however we cannot find documentation regarding the field wall dimensions to be able to determine the distance from the carpet to the tee.
Richard Z, asking questions on behalf of Team 3538.