Now that the season has come to an end and we all have had some time to reflect on the season.
What are some COTS part that you wish that you could have had during the season?
What are some COTS Parts that you would like to see going forward?
Personal I would like to see a wider variety of hex broached gears in both 32 and 20 DP with a pocketed version to lose some weight on the robot. I would also like to see a disc brake that had a hex hub.
Encoder stage option for the 57 sport. Don’t think I’ll ever go back to VPs for anything high reduction/low output speed again. I’d love to see an easy to mount output stage encoder solution like the VPs have. And please for the love of god do not put those tiny molex connectors on it.
This would be dead easy for a COTS supplier. A waterjetted adapter between the 44mm ISO disc brake bolt circle and the 1.875" AM/Vex bolt circle would be very cheap. You could probably even waterjet (or laser-cut, or machine) the whole rotor and resell knock-off mechanical calipers (although Avid BB5s are usually pretty easy to find).