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TorqueNADO Motor: Powered for Classroom and Competition

Are you looking to ramp up your next competition or classroom build? In this RoboByte, learn more about our most powerful DC motor yet. Hear from expert Tim Lankford as he talks about the common purpose/use(s), innovative use(s), and things to watch for about this specific part. And, if you're a FIRST® Tech Challenge team, TorqueNADO is a can't miss item for your best season ever.

Date Added 9/11/2018

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TorqueNADO Motor: Powered for Classroom and Competition
TorqueNADO Motor: Powered for Classroom and Competition
Are you looking to ramp up your next competition or classroom build? In this RoboByte, learn more about our most powerful DC motor yet. Hear from expert Tim Lankford as he talks about the common purpose/use(s), innovative use(s), and things to watch for about this specific part. And, if you're a FIRST® Tech Challenge team, TorqueNADO is a can't miss item for your best season ever.
Date Added 9/11/2018
Using a Worm Gear Box
Using a Worm Gear Box
In this RoboByte, we're talking about the TETRIX® MAX Worm Gear Box. The Worm Gear Box brings durability and power through specialization to your robot. Utilizing a 4:1 gear ratio for slow and smooth rotational motion, this gear box minimizes backlash and greatly reduces the chance of a back-driving gear motor. It's an efficient way to protect the motor and hold a position can be held even when power is not applied. All-metal construction for durability and power.
Date Added 9/18/2018
Applying the Troubleshooting Process
Applying the Troubleshooting Process
21st-century learning is more than following instructions – it’s also about students experimenting and applying what they learn. Learning and applying the troubleshooting process is key to working through design challenges. Here, RoboBench Host Tim Lankford explains how the process works.
Date Added 2/15/2017
Troubleshooting Stuck Servo Horns and Motor Hubs
Troubleshooting Stuck Servo Horns and Motor Hubs
Tune in for these handy troubleshooting tips for dealing with stripped-out servo screws and motor hubs stuck on the motor shaft. You’ll be surprised at the creative ways to solve these robotics issues.
Date Added 12/15/2016
Mounting Motor Tips
Mounting Motor Tips
There's an easy way to line up gears, tighten up a chain on a gear, and other motor-related parts, and RoboBench host Tim shows you in this video.
Date Added 3/1/2016
Adding Tank Treads to Your Builds
Adding Tank Treads to Your Builds
One of the most popular additions to the TETRIX ® robotics system is the tank tread kit. Learn some uses for the versatile part that converts rotational motion into linear motion, including drive systems or conveyor belt systems.
Date Added 4/9/2015
Applying the Rack and Pinion Linear Slide
Applying the Rack and Pinion Linear Slide
The TETRIX ® Rack & Pinion Linear Slide Pack, which is compatible with MAX or PRIME robots, is a flexible pack that enables builders to create robots that need to convert rotational motion to linear motion for various reasons. RoboBench Host Tim Lankford demonstrates how to use this part to its fullest potential.
Date Added 4/9/2015
Learn to Get Better Servo Control
Learn to Get Better Servo Control
Fine-tuning servos is key to getting the precise function for your robots. TETRIX ® expert Tim Lankford explains pulse width modulation (PWM) and how it affects coding. Then, he shows you how to correct the manufacturing variances in servos.
Date Added 10/23/2015
Tips for Mounting MAX Wheels
Tips for Mounting MAX Wheels
Mounting wheels can be tricky, but this video should help with troubleshooting as you mount TETRIX ® MAX Wheels on robots. Sometimes the axle hub and motor shaft hub are easily confused, so Tim Lankford begins the video with a quick illustration of how to know that you are using the correct part.
Date Added 12/9/2015