It’s been a few months since you’ve heard from us. We enjoyed following along with teams competing in INFINITE RECHARGE at Home and have been cheering teams on as they succeed and push eachother to achieve and submit higher scores. We’ve also released a bunch of new products over the last several weeks and wanted to highlight a bunch of things we think teams will find useful. We heard your feedback a few years ago, and have worked to be more frequent with product releases well before the start of build and competition seasons, so that products are available for teams to try out over the summer/fall and have more time to evaluate what products are right for them.
This one has been on our to-do list for a very long time. We’ve had several roller product concepts bear this name in development for a few years, and we’re excited to finally bring this one to market. The Sushi Roller Intake Wheels are an excellent choice for robot intakes, internal conveyors, feeder mechanisms, or anywhere you need a durable, compact and grippy roller. These rollers are made with a robust polycarbonate hex bore hub, so no external hub is necessary - just slide them onto a hex shaft, constrain them axially and you are good to go. Available in a range of durometers for a wide variety of applications, these cute little rollers are great for getting a grip on things!
We recognize that this is a product that is likely to be used in quantity on robots; so we’re launching them with some quantity discounts available to make larger volumes of this product more accessible to more teams!
You asked, we delivered again! We recently also made 5mm Hex Bore versions of all of our polycarbonate-core Compliant Wheels available for sale. We received many many requests from FIRST Tech Challenge teams this past season who are in the REV Robotics ecosystem and would like to use our Compliant Wheels on their robots.
Speaking of FIRST Tech Challenge-focused products, we also received a bunch of requests this season for an FTC friendly version of our Entrapption Star. We now have one that has our usual 16mm diameter bolt pattern with 8mm through hole that is compatible with our line of Nubs!
We just recently added a bunch of new options to our bearing offerings! Some are sealed versions of popular bearings we already sell, some are new sizes that are popular in the world of bearings. We recognize that this is a good opportunity to provide more useful parts to more teams, and it’s pretty easy for us to source many different kinds of bearings - if there are specific bearing offerings you would like, drop us a note and we’ll consider adding them to our product line!
Ever wanted OFFICIAL FRC Perimeter components in your practice space? The time has come! The FRC Home Practice Perimeter is created from various sections that come together to create a square arena. The border stands 21 inches tall when upright and can withstand heavy robot impacts. Made from strong aluminum extrusions and our favorite clear plastic, polycarbonate. Together, these combine to form a contained and safe practice location. This perimeter’s size and shape can be adjusted by rearranging existing parts, or adding an FRC Perimeter Side Border or the FRC Perimeter Gate.
This stylish shirt is just what you need to complete your robotics wardrobe. Here at AndyMark we have a thing for goats and we heard you like them as well. We had goats and totes, and then there were some goats and moats, and now we have a goat in a boat! Boats are just what every well prepared goat needs while preparing for next year’s water game.
We’ve had some requests for these parts for teams to repair their Battery Chargers. Over many seasons, the fuse can break from transportation or the holder wears out. We’re sorry it took us so long, but these are finally available.
AndyMark is excited to have recently become an official distributor for some popular products from Adafruit! We’re starting off with some items we think are useful both for teams and for hobby usage too.
We’re always listening to feedback from teams, and we received some that would like the ability to purchase some common tooling consumable items from us. We’ve recently added taps, countersink bits, drill bits and even a tap wrench to make more tools more accessible to teams!
Steel 1/2 Hex to 3/8 Hex Adapters
A long standing product, but we’ve made some updates. These updated high strength steel adapters allow for the conversion of 0.375-inch hex shafts into 0.500-inch hex shafts. Or 0.500-inch hex holes into 0.375-inch hex holes. We now offer this adapter in both 1/2" long and 1" long versions to be more up to date with product standards in our market. They’re also both made of steel for a more robust solution than the previous aluminum versions we used to sell.
Like usual, this is is just a snapshot of our newest offerings. Keep an eye on our New Products page for even more things I did not list here, and for more things coming later this year!