Swyft Robotics Company and Product Announcement


#1

Swyft Robotics

We are proud to announce Swyft Robotics, a new company created by First Robotics Competition alumni with the goal of creating products to help FRC Teams.

Featured Products

Bearings

https://swyftrobotics.com/product-category/hardware/bearings/

No need to worry, we have more than enough hex bearings to go around. Does your team buy lots of bearings each year? If so, you will enjoy our price breaks. You can receive up to 20% off heavy duty ½” hex and ⅜” round bearings that are designed for even the toughest FRC applications. Bearings will ship on the 10th of January and are available for pre-order Now!

Shaft Collars

https://swyftrobotics.com/product-category/hardware/shaft-collars/

Does your team use shaft collars and isn’t happy with the recent price increase? That’s okay because we have a variety anodized blue shaft collars with great value. Shaft collars will ship on the 19th of January and are available for pre-order Now!

Advanced Talon Breakout Board

https://swyftrobotics.com/product/advanced-talon-breakout-board/

Do you wish that you could take full advantage of the expansion port on the Talon SRX? Now you can with the Advanced Talon Breakout Board that contains unique features like a native MAG encoder port and so much more. Available Now!

JST Connector Boards

https://swyftrobotics.com/product-category/electrical/jst-pcb/

Our JST Connector Boards all feature JST connectors to ensure a constant, reliable connection. These JST Connectors will ensure that you never have to use potting compound or hot glue to keep your wires from unplugging during competition. Simply connect your wires into the ports on the JST boards and you’re good to go. By using our boards, your team’s competition performance will never be disrupted by unreliable electronic connections. Available Now!

Wiring Harnesses

https://swyftrobotics.com/product-category/electrical/wires/
https://swyftrobotics.com/product-category/electrical/connectors/

To make wiring easier we offer pre-crimped wires to connect to the JST Connector Boards. There are a variety of lengths and connectors for any application. JST Connector Packs are also available so that you can crimp your own wires. The JST Connector Packs are available now while the wires will ship on the 15th of January and are available for pre-order Now!

Template Stickers

https://swyftrobotics.com/product-category/electronics/template-stickers/

When laying out your bellypan and electronics, you can use our template stickers to help you develop your bellypan layout. Each sticker is the exact size of its corresponding component and indicates where to drill in order to mount the component. The drill bit and bolt sizes are also provided in both Imperial and Metric measurements so that you use the correct fasteners. Available Now!

We hope that you enjoy our new products and find them useful. You can find all of the above products and many other products on our website swyftrobotics.com. Go follow us on instagram and twitter @Swyftrobotics where we post lots of useful tips to help you out in build season and competition. Stay tuned for more products in the future.


#2

Announcing your new company on kickoff morning. An…interesting idea.

I’ll let other teams do the first testing, but if the products stand up to the test of competition then it’s always great to have more sources for common products. Even if a number of the products are already being sold by other companies, it’s good to have a backup seller in case things go out of stock. And the new products do look like they have some useful features.


#3

I must say, I’m exited about those breakouts for the PCM and VRM. We are always struggling with those connectors and these seem like a great solution.


#4

How do the bearings compare to those currently available from AndyMark or VexPro? Has there been much testing to compare the quality?


#5

Thank you for your comment. As former FRC students, we struggled with this also.

Like both AndyMark and Vex’s hex bearing our hex bearings are standard ABEC 1 or ISO 492 Normal Class. The hex bearings have a maximum RPM of 31,000. The bearings have held up well to high RPM shooters, drivetrains and much more in our testing.


#6

The talon breakout board looks really cool.
How easy is it to install the board onto the talon?
How does it compare to the breakout board already sold by AndyMark?

The JST boards are also interesting. How easy is it to install and remove the PCM and VRM JST Connector Boards?


#7

Any chance we might see a variant of the RoboRIO connector board with locking through hole Molex SL connectors (e.g., https://www.molex.com/molex/products/datasheet.jsp?part=active/0705410002_PCB_HEADERS.xml)? (Also, it looks like the JST connectors are through hole - is this correct?)


#8

I love the idea of the breakout board. But, I don’t understand the CAN bus connectors. The talon doesn’t break out the CAN bus through the data port. What am I missing? Is the breakout board itself active on the CAN bus?


#9

The Advanced Talon Breakout Boards plug directly into the talon expansion port and are bolted down using the included spacers on top and the bolts from the data port cover. The board also features all surface mount components for a flush, short-free mounting.

The Advanced Talon Breakout Board has features that are the same and many new and unique features.
Here is a list of features

– Allows for the use of both 5 and 3.3 V encoders.
– Allows for seamless transfer between 5 and 3.3 V analog sensors (without an external voltage divider).
– Allows for simultaneous use of end-stops, encoders, and analog sensors.
– Optional pull-up resistors for encoders.
– LED indicators for end-stops, encoder data, and power.
– Native mounting for a MAG Encoder Ribbon Cable.
– All connections are secured through JST connectors.
– Flush and level mounting.

Yes, all of the JST Connector Boards use through hole JST Connectors.

You are correct the talon does not break out the CAN through the data port. The four CAN bus wire on the talon plug into the CAN bus input on the break out board. This allows you to quickly daisy chain the CAN bus between the Talons. This diagram shows the location and function of each part of the Advanced Talon Breakout Board.


#10

Here is a video that shows how easy it is to install and remove the VRM and PCM JST Connector Boards


These are the links for the VRM and PCM JST Removal tool


#11

I see that you offer both ¼” and 5/32” pneumatic fittings. Is there an advantage to using 5/32” tubing over ¼”?


#12

The advantage of using 5/32" is that its about half the weight of 1/4" and takes up less room in the robot. Plus, 5/32" pneumatic fittings and tube have sufficient airflow for almost all FRC applications. You can check out our full line of pneumatic fittings at https://swyftrobotics.com/product-category/hardware/pneumatics/


#13

Something I have noticed. Our team uses the ADXRS450 gyro. The configuration of the spi port on the RIO connector board prevents the plugging in of the board. I love the idea of the JST connections, but having to create some sort of converter for the gyro would be aggravating.


#14

Thank you for the feedback. We are working on a board with an integrate IMU for next year.


#15

Cool. That would be pretty neat.


#16

What’s your FEIN? Sorry, it’s weird, got to ask.


#17

Mind if I ask why you’d need their FEIN? Not trying to be combative, genuinely curious.


#18

This is a link to the company Policies Page you will find the information that you are looking for in the W-9 Form


#19

He’s probably just trying to make sure they meet the definition of “vendor” per the rules. Always worth checking out when someone new shows up!


#20

We are always happy to provide information and answer questions don’t hesitate to ask