Our team has (and plans to use) 4 Tetrix DC motors. We’ll use 2 for drivetrain and 2 for arms. We need 2 DC motor controllers. Unfortunately, we only have one motor controller and can’t find another one. The manufacture and Lego both say they are out of stock and won’t have any before the end of the year. We need this controller ASAP.
Does anyone out there have an extra controller they would be willing to part with? Is there a secondary market for parts like this?
If we had to fabricate our own controller out of parts from Radio Shack, would that even be legal under the rules of the FTC competition? If not, how would we go about getting dispensation from FIRST?