I understand this frustration and have been there. This is my 14th FRC season, and as a team mentor I have over the years felt the frustration of needing an item that was out of stock.
When I started REV Robotics, I vowed before the season to not be one of those suppliers who runs out of stock at the worst time, because the student experience in this program is the most important thing to me and I want you focused on how to solve the problem not worrying about if a part will become available. I get it, I really do.
Unfortunately things happen that are out my control (like when the supplier for our bushings sends us a few thousand that are out of spec, or when the Port of LA backs up because of new structured union contracts that were put in place over the summer, or when a winter storm delays our deliveries to AndyMark.
We tried to plan, build in extra time, and do everything in our power to make sure we would be in stock, when teams needed parts, but we still went out of stock.
Here is a status of all REV products right this minute.
*REV extrusion - Large shipment was supposed to be delivered to AndyMark today, but will probably not make it until Monday because of the storm.
*Bushings - these have been shipped to AndyMark and should be arriving Monday also. They would have been in much eariler if our machine shop had not missed the tolerances I set. We have had to do 100% check on all of these, so qty will be low for a while, but a new full shipment will be arriving within a week.
*Bearing Plates - Plates are also en-route to AndyMark, and we have reserve stock on these so we won’t run out, once team start buying them
*RIOduino - In stock now and totally awesome with the touchscreen shield. http://www.andymark.com/product-p/am-2999.htm
All other components (More Board, Protoboard, Gusset Plates, Hardware, Bearings, etc) are in stock and ready to ship.
If you ever have any questions about stock or products I am always available to help teams in any way that I can.