iR3 Creative Announces the Creation and Support of Robot in 3 Days!

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The founders of iR3 Creative are proud to announce the creation and support of Robot in 3 days.

Robot in 3 days is an organization dedicated to inspiring youth to pursue careers in science technology engineering and math. The purpose is to be one part entertainment and blog and one part educational.

Check them out at Robotin3days.com

Oh and make sure to follow on twitter @robotin3days and like on Facebook.

Introducing the FlexHub!

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iR3 Creative is proud to introduce the FlexHub! A modular, interchangeable hub for power transmission that allows you to adjust designs and reuse components where necessary! Whats even better is that the new Modulox kits are being updated to include these gems.

Check out the video or the product page for cad files and more information.

Also check out how these things are being made in our Florida based manufacturing facilities.

iR3 Creative at Orlando Mini Maker Faire!

iR3 Creative will be reppin’ at the Orlando Mini Maker Faire this Saturday at the Orlando Fair Grounds! (May 26th, 2012 for those reading this after the fact…) We will be showin’ off our wares ( and some from AndyMark, Inc. ) to all those folks who want to be makers when they grow up! We’re pretty psyched about this event as it’s getting a fair amount of juice from the media. Oh, and btw, there are gonna be a lot of interesting people attending! So if you’re in the greater Orlando Area make sure to swing by and check out our booth!

iR3 Headed To St. Louis!

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(Photo courtesy of Explore St. Louis)

iR3 is headed to the FIRST Robotics Championship extravaganza in St. Louis this week. We will be supporting our teams, cheering on competitors, oh and demoing some cool new stuff!

In addition to enjoying the fierce competition we plan to loiter around the AndyMark booth from time to time so you may catch us there. If you see us feel free to stop and say hi, take a picture with us or even ask us about our favorite existentialist works, we’re game for just about anything! ( Except maybe free hugs… We enjoy our personal bubbles )

Even if you don’t see us remember to stop by the AndyMark booth and see some of the new Modulox products and accessories in all their Moduloxiness glory.

Modulox Channel Ideas

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Now that the Modulox Channel is officially available on AndyMark.com we felt we should share some of the ways we think it could be used. The channel is a 6 ft long slotted utility piece of fury! There is very little this guy can’t do when coupled with the Modulox kits and components! You’ve already seen how it can be used to create the basketball shooter to end all shooters!

It can be chopped in half to form a drivetrain rails for a 6-8 wheel tank with lowered center wheel or outside Mechanum.

Oh, or it can be chopped into 6 pieces for 3 gearboxes all capable of gear ratio of around 212:1.

Let us know what you think! Drop us a line in the form below and if you’ve got a cool idea or use that you’d like to share send it our way. Who knows if we like it enough we may just feature it on the site!

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PG71 Modulox Motor Mount!

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We are proud to introduce a Modulox mounting solution for the PG71 gear motor. Thou asketh and thou shall receiveth.

This little aluminum nugget from the engineering gods (not actually calling ourselves engineering gods, more like the messengers) adds a few more motor options to your Modulox kits for 2012.

The beastly PG71 gear motor from AndyMark Inc. combines a 71:1 planetary gearbox with a RS-775 motor. A mod is also available to use a RS-500 motor.

But, you ask, why would I need more gearing than 71:1? Maybe you need more, maybe you need less, maybe you need a modular mounting solution with the adjustability to optimize your design. Wedk (we don’t know) and wedc (we don’t care). The point is that this little block is going to take you on an adventure of a lifetime and we’re just happy to help make that dream come true.

Currently, we won’t be selling this as an actual product which is why we’ve made the stp and drawing available. To make your own all you will need is an extended blank block and the appropriate moding tools. Worst case you can send the stp over to FirstCut.com and have your part within a few days.

Check back frequently because we change our minds daily and who knows, maybe we’ll have this guy on the shelves soon. For now check out the pretty pics and cad files. Let us know what you think in the form below!

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Motors for Modulox

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There have been a few questions recently about what motors can be used with a Modulox Gearbox.

The current Modulox kits were optimized around mounting a CIM Motor, but thanks to the wonders of engineering (and the great folks at AndyMark Inc.) by using a Fisher Price Motor Planetary or a Double Doozy planetary gearbox you’re open to a host of new motors. According to their website you’ll be able to use both the Fisher Price motor and a RS-500 series motors with those adapters. Standard Servos are also easy to attach using our Servo Mount Block.

There are many motors that will work with a Modulox gearbox and it is possible to design your own mount using the Extend Blank Block.When it comes to custom mounts, the possibilities are endless. There are some great applications where customers have mounted everything from a Banebot Planetary to a AM Gem Planetary. Don’t believe us?Check out some of these pretty pictures.

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To-Go Box

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To – Go Box is a brand new drive train concept from iR3 Creative Engineering. Using the Modulox base components, the To-Go Box Drive Train creates a Lunchbox and Beatbox sandwich allowing for the flexibility to develop multiple different style drive trains and mechanisms. To go box components can be purchased individually or as a fully assembled drive train ready drive out of the box. Fill out the form below or drop us a line at info@iR3Creative.com to request a quote and lead time for your fully assembled unit. Customization and other drive train solutions are available upon request.

Make sure to check out the video above to see this bad boy and all of his multiple personalities in action.

Special thanks to D6 Industries for machining the prototype plates!