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TorqueNADO Motor: Powered for Classroom and Competition

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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.

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Introducing TETRIX® MAX Mecanum Wheels
Introducing TETRIX® MAX Mecanum Wheels
Looking to take maneuverability to the MAX? In this RoboByte, learn how TETRIX® MAX Mecanum Wheels can help your robot move at any angle and execute smoother motions.
Date Added 8/16/2019
Using TETRIX® MAX Mecanum Wheels
Using TETRIX® MAX Mecanum Wheels
Looking to learn more about how Mecanum Wheels work and how they can improve your robot's maneuverability? Tim talks about these wheels, including their composition, the benefits, and other tips in this RoboBench.
Date Added 8/16/2019
In Motion with TETRIX MAX Gear Pack
In Motion with TETRIX MAX Gear Pack
Motion transfer is the name of the game with TETRIX® MAX Gears. They’re made of heavy-duty aluminum and a critical piece of any mobile robot. In this RoboByte, Tim talks about the sizes available and the mechanical advantage gears offer, plus a bit about how critical alignment is in your classroom or competition build.
Date Added 10/22/2018
Using the TETRIX MAX Sprocket and Chain Pack
Using the TETRIX MAX Sprocket and Chain Pack
Looking to create a chain driving system for your robot? With the TETRIX® MAX Sprocket and Chain Pack, you'll have the strength to power through any classroom task or competition challenge. Various sizes of heavy-duty aluminum sprockets and the customizable length steel chain make building a solution just right for your robot easier than ever.
Date Added 11/20/2018
Using PRIME Gussets
Using PRIME Gussets
Need a strong connection between your TETRIX® PRIME elements? The 60-degree, 90-degree, and 120-degree gussets work with TETRIX MAX and TETRIX PRIME systems and give you great versatility in creating you connection points on your robot. This RoboByte will cover their common use, some ideas for atypical uses, and a few things to watch for in your builds.
Date Added 11/27/2018
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
Build a Sturdy Structural Base with TETRIX MAX Channel
Build a Sturdy Structural Base with TETRIX MAX Channel
TETRIX® MAX Channels, made of heavy-duty aluminum, are the foundation of the TETRIX MAX building system. They're perfect for creating sturdy and strong structural bases for any robot. In this RoboByte, Tim talks about the five lengths of channel available, the flexibility the different sizes provide, as well as the tolerance our hole pattern offers. Channels are integral to your next competition or classroom bot. 
Date Added 10/8/2018
Using the Inside Corner Bracket
Using the Inside Corner Bracket
The TETRIX® MAX system is designed to give you optimum building options. Structure pieces like the Inside Corner Bracket help make that happen. This two-sided bracket makes it easy to create connection points on the outside of TETRIX channels. In this RoboByte, Tim tells us a bit more about the part and how you can use this element in your next build.
Date Added 10/16/2018
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
Using the FIRST® Expansion Hub Cable Conversion Pack
Using the FIRST® Expansion Hub Cable Conversion Pack
Power is paramount in any robotics competition, especially in FIRST® Tech Challenge. And, TETRIX® MAX TorqueNADO's rpm and torque is the answer for more power. In this RoboByte, Tim shows you how with one quick step, you can connect directly connect the TorqueNADO® motor to the FIRST®-approved control hub. The FIRST Expansion Hub Cable Conversion Pack is a MUST-HAVE for your season.
Date Added 9/25/2018
Using TETRIX® MAX TorqueNADO Motor Gearboxes
Using TETRIX® MAX TorqueNADO Motor Gearboxes
Speed it up with the NEW 40:1 and 20:1 TETRIX® MAX TorqueNADO® Motor Gearboxes. They give more rpm when compared to the 60:1 gearbox included with the TorqueNADO motor. Get all the details, plus a few tips in this RoboBench!
Date Added 8/16/2019
Introducing TETRIX® MAX TorqueNADO Motor Gearboxes
Introducing TETRIX® MAX TorqueNADO Motor Gearboxes
Need more speed? The NEW 40:1 and 20:1 TETRIX® MAX TorqueNADO® Motor Gearboxes give more rpm when compared to the 60:1 gearbox included with the TorqueNADO motor. Learn more in this RoboByte!
Date Added 8/16/2019