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You asked, we listened. AndyMark is proud to announce a few more new products, just in time for Halloween. We heard your feedback over the past couple years about products being launched too closely to kickoff, with little time for teams to explore and try out our new products before the season. As such, we’re moving towards a more regular release schedule, including this one! These products are geared towards FIRST Robotics Competition Teams.
AndyMark is joining in the fun with making small brushed motor connections easy, with our MultiMount Boards!
These multimount boards are intended to be easy-to-use connector-replacements to convert your solder-tab connections to easy plug-and-play motors. No need for frustrating spade connectors or the threat of breaking the terminals on a motor and look at all the space for activities!
The 775 MultiMount is red and features several mounting positions allowing you to place the MultiMount in the optimal direction. Best of all, included posts allow for the AM Mag encoder when using a RedLine or other 775 class motor. Protect the terminals, Anderson Power Poles pointing toward the motor face, AND encoder mounting? Best. Deal. Ever.
The 550 MultiMount in blue offers more angles to attach your 550 motors, allowing you to attach in a number of ways for the most convenient power connection placement! Use these boards to make motor swapping pain and worry-free.
This summer, when developing our Rover Chassis, we also developed a couple CAN-related items that teams will find useful. One of those is our CAN Connector Board:
This design orients the connector parallel to the mounting surface for a strain-reduced wirepath. It also features a simple 1" mounting pattern perfect for #10-32 screws for easy mounting on the robot. The board has no active traces near the mounting holes, so you can easily just match-drill through the board to translate the hole pattern to your robot with ease! We’re also now offering the correct resistor for CAN setups with FRC control system components (Such as the Talon SRX, Victor SPX, etc) when you are not using the CTRE Power Distribution Panel. Perfect for those Hero control system setups for non-FRC use!
We’ve also updated our Button Board offering with slightly-less vibrant buttons. You can get it in any colour, so long as it’s black.
This setup includes everything you need for a panel-mount custom button board setup, perfect for custom FRC drivers’ stations! When plugged into a Windows computer, the controller will show up as a Generic USB Controller and can be seen by the FIRST Robotics Competition Driver Station. Want to use switches you already have in the stockpile? Using the controller board, you can wire up any switch you’d like to create the perfect controller.
It should be known at this point that AndyMark loves aluminum extrusions. We make a lot of products out of them, including our 500EX Hex Hubs, as well as our 4IN and 6IN Performance Wheels. We heard a lot of customers asking for the raw material we make these products from, so we made them available for you:
AndyMark Performance Wheels are the most rigid and robust wheels available for competition robots. Over many years we’ve honed in the features we love on this wheel, but now its time for you to be able to make your own style too.
Our four and six and inch Performance Wheel extrusion is available to you for machining your own custom wheels. Take the best profile for your needs, and make it your own. The extrusion has no bore features when shipped, giving you a blank canvas for making the perfect wheel for your robot drive train.
We’re also offering the raw extrusion (in short chunks) that we make our 500EX Hex Hubs from:
Custom machine hex hubs for your needs with our hex hub extrusion! In our current machining processes for making our 500EX Hex Hub (am-2568) remnants are left. We refuse to throw them out! We want you to be able to make custom hubs with them! Since these components have come out of a machine they may have small visual imperfections.
As these are pieces from the tail end of production runs, the parts may have sharp edges. Please be cautious when receiving.
We noticed this fall that there was a small hole in our compliant wheel offerings, so 60A 2" Compliant Wheels are now available in sizes suitable for FTC teams, as well as snug fits on 1/2 and 3/8" hex shafts:
And finally, in theme for Halloween, AndyMark is proud to announce that we are offering 40A Durometer Orange Compliant and Stealth wheels in every bore and size that we sell our popular green wheels in:
We hope you’re as excited about some of our newest products as we are! Happy Halloween!