The purpose of the plastic class is to allow an easier entry point for those who may not have access to a full shop or just want to try something different. The plastic class is run as a separate class from the other robots, so they will only fight against other robots in the plastic class.
In general, all the normal WAR rules apply to plastic class bots except the construction materials must be plastic as described below:
- PET, PETG, ABS, or PLA, PLA+ are the only materials that can be used for the chassis and weapons. No other types of plastics or materials allowed (ie. metal, carbon fiber, UHMW, etc)
- Motors, electronics, axles, fasteners and adhesives can be any material, but cannot be used in such a way to enhance the structural integrity, armor the robot, or enhance any weapon.
- Not all weight classes will run a separate plastic class. The event organizer will specify if there will be a separate plastic class and if so for which weight class(es), ie "1lb plastic class"
Robot may be disqualified at the Event Organizer’s discretion if it is deemed to violate the spirit of the class. Contact the event organizer ahead of time if you are not sure your robot meets the above definition.