iR3 Headed To St. Louis!

(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.

Motors for Modulox


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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Modulox Shooter (Updated with Simplified BOM!)

Check out the shooters trajectory tests!

The Modulox Shooter is a fully functional ball shooter that can allow you to prototype, test and finalize launcher design concepts. The Modulox design allows you to quickly change wheel rpm and gearing as well as wheel clamping force and distance to optimize your component and design choices. This design is robust enough to serve as a final solution but modular enough to answer all your questions on the test bench. Make sure to get your Modulox components at AndyMark.Com/Modulox or click the picture below.

This ball shooter was primarily built from a Modulox Channel, Lunchbox Kit, and a few additional Not in a Box components and AndyMark parts. See the full parts list in the drawing below! If you have questions about what motors can be used with Modulox kits check our Motors for Modulox Post!

Check out the BOM Drawing for component list ( We apologize for some items appearing twice with two separate quantities, the part total is correct and we are working to consolidate the list!! )

Modulox Ball Launcher Drawing and BOM


Updated! We’ve simplified the list of components so that it’s a bit easier to order, follow the link to buy.To build a similar shooter here’s what you’ll need:

Option 1:

Option 2 (With plenty of parts left over for further prototyping!):


Note: While iR3 Creative offers Modulox in kits and as a product line, the Modulox Shooter is not intended to be a product and is simply a reference tool and community resource. Please make sure any and all design choices are entirely within competition rules and fit your teams design intent. We are excited to see how everyone improves the design over the course of the season.

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