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Using a Worm Gear Box

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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.

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Date Added 9/18/2018

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ROVER RUCKUS Inspiration & TETRIX Tips for Teams: Part I Chassis & Movement
ROVER RUCKUS Inspiration & TETRIX Tips for Teams: Part I Chassis & Movement
2018-2019 FIRST Tech Challenge is here! And, we've got inspiration and tips from our TETRIX® R&D team to help you cause a ruckus this season. In this segment, TETRIX Creator, Paul Uttley, Robotics Applications Specialist Tim Lankford, and Educational Services Manager Aubrey Vance are talking all about the basics of the game. Plus, we've got some suggestions and considerations for the robot's chassis and navigating the challenge course. Remember, these are not solutions, just ideas to get your FTC team thinking about how to tackle this season's tasks.
Date Added 10/3/2018
ROVER RUCKUS Inspiration & TETRIX Tips for Teams: Part II Collection & Delivery
ROVER RUCKUS Inspiration & TETRIX Tips for Teams: Part II Collection & Delivery
TETRIX® R&D team is back again in Part II of our 2018-2019 FIRST Tech Challenge inspiration series. In this segment, TETRIX Creator, Paul Uttley, Robotics Applications Specialist Tim Lankford, and Educational Services Manager Aubrey Vance are sharing ideas for how to collect scoring elements and deliver them in order to earn points. Remember, these are not solutions just ideas to get your FTC team thinking about how to tackle this season's tasks.
Date Added 10/3/2018
ROVER RUCKUS Inspiration & TETRIX Tips for Teams: Part III The End Game
ROVER RUCKUS Inspiration & TETRIX Tips for Teams: Part III The End Game
The End Game is here. The TETRIX® R&D team is digging into the final portion of the challenge where you can score big with some serious lunar lander hang time. Here's Part III of our 2018-2019 FIRST Tech Challenge inspiration series. TETRIX Creator, Paul Uttley, Robotics Applications Specialist Tim Lankford, and Educational Services Manager Aubrey Vance are sharing ideas for how to finish strong. Remember, these are not solutions just ideas to get your FTC team thinking about how to tackle this season's tasks.
Date Added 10/3/2018
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
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
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
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 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
TETRIX PRIME with EV3 Module
TETRIX PRIME with EV3 Module
Tim Lankford gives you all the details about our new EV3 Module. Yes, we’ve made our TETRIX® PRIME system completely compatible with EV3. This pairing means you can create robots that are bigger, stronger, more complex, and more real world. Simply use your EV3 Brick, sensors, motors, and LEGO® elements and combine them with the PRIME metal system and watch your students accomplish feats that cannot be done with plastic alone. Plus be on the lookout for the next RoboBench video where we'll discuss the all new TETRIX PRIME and EV3 Curriculum Pack with 30+ hours of content that delivers the tools you need for more building, more coding, and more learning.
Date Added 4/25/2018
Main Build | PRIME with EV3
Main Build | PRIME with EV3
You can do more with metal. Combine TETRIX PRIME and EV3 to build more robust robots and expand the learning opportunities. Begin the journey with this Main Build that’s made possible with the exclusive EV3 Module and curriculum. This first Getting Started has students building a bot that is programmed to maneuver around obstacles without sensors.
Date Added 4/20/2018
Main Build with Sweeper Extension | PRIME with EV3
Main Build with Sweeper Extension | PRIME with EV3
TETRIX PRIME and EV3 are used together to build an autonomously controlled robot that will follow a line, stopping to sweep detected objects from the path and moving toward a target destination. Students will find all the details on how to add a sweeping extension with an actuator using TETRIX PRIME components and use the LEGO motor and use ultrasonic sensor into programming to complete the curriculum’s fourth Getting Started activity.
Date Added 4/20/2018