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[FTC]: New TETRIX parts for FTC

As teams start to design their new builds for the upcoming FTC season, I wanted to inform everybody of some brand new elements for TETRIX that will be made available for this season. All parts are currently in production and should be available by November 1 pending any production delays.

-TETRIX Linear Slide Motion Pack (Rack and Pinion gear sets included)
-TETRIX Inside C Connector
-TETRIX Axle Shaft Coupler
-TETRIX Motor/Axle Shaft Coupler
-TETRIX Inside Corner Bracket
-TETRIX Adjustable Servo Bracket
-TETRIX Plastic Quick Rivets
-TETRIX Flats
-288mm
-160mm
-96mm
-64mm

With the announcment of "Ring it Up" we are very excited to be able to bring these elements to FIRST to help teams engineer exciting solutions for this years game challenge.

Tony Allen
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Re: [FTC]: New TETRIX parts for FTC

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As teams start to design their new builds for the upcoming FTC season, I wanted to inform everybody of some brand new elements for TETRIX that will be made available for this season. All parts are currently in production and should be available by November 1 pending any production delays.

-TETRIX Linear Slide Motion Pack (Rack and Pinion gear sets included)
-TETRIX Inside C Connector
-TETRIX Axle Shaft Coupler
-TETRIX Motor/Axle Shaft Coupler
-TETRIX Inside Corner Bracket
-TETRIX Adjustable Servo Bracket
-TETRIX Plastic Quick Rivets
-TETRIX Flats
-288mm
-160mm
-96mm
-64mm

With the announcment of "Ring it Up" we are very excited to be able to bring these elements to FIRST to help teams engineer exciting solutions for this years game challenge.

Tony Allen
Thanks Tony! As a first year FTC team we are new with the whole Tetrix thing, can you post a link where we can see pictures of these items?

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Re: [FTC]: New TETRIX parts for FTC

All part images and pricing will be available at parts.FTCrobots.com by the end of the week.

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Re: [FTC]: New TETRIX parts for FTC

Great!
I whis I knew it earlier - maybe then I woudl not need to order that expensive linear slide on ebay

By the way: is there any place where one could leave feedback/suggestions for future Tetrix parts?
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Re: [FTC]: New TETRIX parts for FTC

Tony,

I understand that we may be in a minority in this regard, but for teams in Washington, the FTC season is very much underway and the first competitions are a about a month and a half away -- or about two weeks after your target date for these new parts.

It'd be helpful if improvements like this were available to all teams at kickoff and that our programs are not put at a potential disadvantage when competing at the national/worldwide level because products aren't available at kickoff.
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Re: [FTC]: New TETRIX parts for FTC

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It'd be helpful if improvements like this were available to all teams at kickoff and that our programs are not put at a potential disadvantage when competing at the national/worldwide level because products aren't available at kickoff.
To be fair some of these were listed in one of the Pitsco catalogs that came out around kickoff. (Not the slides though) However I agree that A) more information is always better and B) it would have been nice to have them available at kick off. It's not like the game was a mystery to the GDC far enough in advance to prime the part pump earlier.
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To be fair some of these were listed in one of the Pitsco catalogs that came out around kickoff.
How does it matter (is it 'fair'?) where the parts are listed if they're not available to ship until 75% of the way through one team's build season and only 33% of the way through another team's? Virginia qualifiers start in December, so while we're not quite as bad off as Madison's group it's still led us down a much different path for the teams.

I'm interested in seeing how the servo bracket adjusts. That part could have saved us some time/rework in previous years, depending on how it's done.
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Re: [FTC]: New TETRIX parts for FTC

The part images are up on parts.ftcrobots.com as of yesterday evening. I think I like the adjustable servo bracket and the inside C connector best out of the new stuff. The flats could be handy at times; usually we just cut and drill a piece of sheet aluminum when we need something like that, but it could be a time saver.
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Re: [FTC]: New TETRIX parts for FTC

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The part images are up on parts.ftcrobots.com as of yesterday evening. I think I like the adjustable servo bracket and the inside C connector best out of the new stuff. The flats could be handy at times; usually we just cut and drill a piece of sheet aluminum when we need something like that, but it could be a time saver.
Perhaps you could provide direct links? I can't find any.
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Perhaps you could provide direct links? I can't find any.
Go to http://parts.ftcrobots.com.
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Awesome! Quick question though.
Are the Linear slides/rack and pinions going to be leased in November as well? They aren't currently listed on the website.
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Re: [FTC]: New TETRIX parts for FTC

Seems like the page I am going to is failing. No new parts for me

I am sad.

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Re: [FTC]: New TETRIX parts for FTC

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Seems like the page I am going to is failing. No new parts for me
I had to use the search function to find them.
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Re: [FTC]: New TETRIX parts for FTC

I was seeing these new parts yesterday and the left side view narrower by type of part was giving a total ALL parts at >100. Scrolling through this view showed many new items.

Today the ALL total is back down to 90 items, however some new items can still be detected via search, at least if you know what words to use.

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Re: [FTC]: New TETRIX parts for FTC

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Originally Posted by Tony_Allen View Post
As teams start to design their new builds for the upcoming FTC season, I wanted to inform everybody of some brand new elements for TETRIX that will be made available for this season. All parts are currently in production and should be available by November 1 pending any production delays.

-TETRIX Linear Slide Motion Pack (Rack and Pinion gear sets included)
-TETRIX Inside C Connector
-TETRIX Axle Shaft Coupler
-TETRIX Motor/Axle Shaft Coupler
-TETRIX Inside Corner Bracket
-TETRIX Adjustable Servo Bracket
-TETRIX Plastic Quick Rivets
-TETRIX Flats
-288mm
-160mm
-96mm
-64mm

With the announcment of "Ring it Up" we are very excited to be able to bring these elements to FIRST to help teams engineer exciting solutions for this years game challenge.

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I can't seem to find the Linear slide you speak of Tony.. I have seen the rest but the slide isnt there!
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