pvc piping

can someone help me
i have a question a the pvc piping
can you stretch the pvc piping with some kind of claws

plaese reply soon thanks
gthakore

*Originally posted by gthakore *
**can someone help me
i have a question a the pvc piping
can you stretch the pvc piping with some kind of claws

plaese reply soon thanks
gthakore **

No, per rule GM20
Robots may not intentionally:

Grab onto the goal casters, 1" or 3" PVC…

RULE GM-22 says:
It is acceptable for robots to elastically bend the 1” PVC on the goal. Elastically means that they will return to their original straight shape when released. Bending them so they remain
deformed when released is unacceptable.

I think they basically are saying you can spread the bars, but not to the point where they don’t return to normal or break.

Good Luck,
MikeT375

Pushing apart = OK
Pulling apart = not OK