Protopipe – Blog Post – Documentation – CAD Files
Protopipe is a system of 3D printed parts that allow you to easily connect 1/2″ PVC pipe into robot mechanisms and test fixtures. It’s designed to be cheap and easy to use so that teams can iterate their designs faster. Several teams have been printing out the connectors and testing the system this off-season and we have gotten some positive feedback. There is still room for improvement but we think it will help us and other teams develop better systems this season.
Spectrum-Photon LED Animation Driver – Documentation – GitHub
Simple addressable LED control for FRC robots. This uses mostly COTS electronics and software to allow teams to add addressable LEDs to their robot and control them easily from a RoboRIO. This allows teams give feedback to their drivers using the LED strands or rings placed on their robot. Animations are handled on the microprocessor with the RoboRIO just sending simple serial messages to choose animations, colors, and other details.
Powder Coating Guide – PDF
This guide gives you a quick overview of the equipment and process we use to powder coat our parts for our robots. We have been doing this for 2 years now and spoke to several teams before starting to do it ourselves. The process isn’t that complicated and you don’t need to buy or build a large oven to be able to do most of the parts you need on an FRC robot.
Useful little printable hex collar. Great for load load applications and prototypes. Same thickness as a VEXpro Hex collar.
We did a quick update to our FIRST $1000 list to make sure all the products were available to teams.
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