Available in high-strength anodized aluminum or lightweight plastic, the VersaRoller system can be utilized in a variety of ways. This system makes it easy to create custom width rollers while also giving flexibility in how they are driven.
In addition, we are also introducing Urethane Flat Belting. These belts will be sold in 10’ strips, and come in three different widths (1”, 1.5” & 2”).
Use the VersaRoller system and belts in tandem to create intakes and feeder systems.
Next up for #VEXproChristmas, the VersaPlanetary Universal Female Output Shaft (217-5839).
Spoiler alert, it’s really hard to make the right length VersaPlanetary output shaft for every possible application. So instead, we made the Universal Female Output Shaft.
This gives the VersaPlanetary a female output, which allows you to make an output shaft of whatever size you need.
Each kit also comes with three different adapters. One for 1/2" Hex, one for 3/8" Hex and one for 1/4" Square - an added bonus for FTC teams. This also means you can easily use a VersaPlanetary to drive any VEX EDR high strength shaft, gear, or wheel.
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Many of our products are currently in transit. However, the US Customs and Border backlog this time of year is quite high. We put January 31st on these items as a worst case scenario. I expect many of these products will be available much sooner.
I understand your disappointment in not being able to order these right away, but we felt that announcing now so you know what is coming was better than not announcing until the middle of the season.
The VersaPlanetary Lite takes everything you know and love about the VersaPlanetary V2, and puts it into a lightweight plastic form factor. The VersaPlanetary Lite is perfect for the FIRST® Tech Challenge, and low-stress FIRST® Robotics Competition applications.
The VersaPlanetary Lite uses a plastic housing and ring gear, and the existing gear sets from the VersaPlanetary. One of its cooler features is that you can mix and match components from the VersaPlanetary, and the VersaPlanetary Lite. For example, you could use a plastic input and output with a metal ring gear, or a metal input and output with a plastic ring gear.
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After releasing the Mag Encoder a few years ago, we received a ton of positive feedback from the FRC community. However, you also told us that there wasn’t actually an easy way to mount it to a ball shifter…. Oops.
Luckily, that is now a thing of the past with the Ball Shifter Mag Encoder Mount!
This mount allows users to easily mount a Mag Encoder to any existing VEXpro Ball Shifter. No need to modify any of the Ball Shifters that you already own!
The VersaBlock Mini is a smaller version of the original VersaBlock Kit. The VersaBlock Mini uses ⅞” OD bearings, and clamps around a 1” x 1” VersaChassis tube. You can also use the VersaBlock Mini in tandem with our new 1" x 1" plastic VersaFrame tubing.
Finally, with all these new options for smaller robots, you’ll need smaller gears as well. So we’re also introducing VEXpro 32 DP Gears. These gears have a Diametrical Pitch of 32 , which allows for reductions in smaller areas. They are also pocketed for maximum weight savings.
I’ve been looking at the video for this mount over and over again because I’m really interested in this offering. We had trouble getting reliable readings from the encoders on the 2CIM ball shifters we bought last year, because the plastic gear kept slipping. The one thing I have not be able to figure out yet though is, what is the encoder reading? Where is the magnet?
There are all kinds of chain tools out there that teams can use to break chain, but in the spirit of VEXpro, we wanted to make something that was made specifically for FIRST teams.
So, we made our own improved version of the Dark Soul chain break for #25 chain. This makes it easy to break and assemble #25 chain. Better yet, it’s also sized so you can assemble chain in place on your robot.
We didn’t stop there either. Sometimes #25 chain just doesn’t cut it and you need to go bigger and use #35 chain. That’s why we created a chain break for #35 chain. All the same features as before, but sized for #35 chain.
In addition, we’re also adding new #25 Sprockets with a 3/8" Hex Bore and Steel versions of all our #35 Hub Sprockets!
The way it works is you put the 12 tooth encoder gear that comes with the Ball Shifter on the magnet. The magnet rides on two 1/4" ID bearings (included with the mounting kit) and the Mag Encoder attaches to the plastic mount.
For what it’s worth, I (and other VEX engineers and staff) have been using these chain breaks over the last couple months and have not broken a pin on the screw. This means that initially, we will not be selling replacement screws. However, if this does become a problem we will certainly look at that option.