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.

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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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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Mechatron Robot Uses Modulox!

If you follow the tech blogosphere, your sure to have come across the Mechatron home defense bot! Mechatron is a robot built by Beatty Robotics and has been featured on MythBusters Blog, IMBD and countless other tech publications. Mechatron’s unique Mechanum drivetrain is powered by 4 Modulox Lunchboxes and supported by a chassis from AndyMark.com. Mechatrons mechanum drive allows it to strafe in all directions. When combined with a 360 degree turret and a machine pellet gun its a lean, mean, house protecting machine. Check out the video below to see this thing run and check for more information about Modulox check out the product page.