Things have been busy for the AndyMark crew!  After weeks of late nights fabricating the fields, we had a whole crew serving as FTAs and crew for the FIRST Global Challenge this past week in Washington.  We also had a lot of people at the Indiana Robotics Invitational in volunteer roles and manning our booth.  (And a few people were nutty enough to do both events!)

Now that the dust has settled on the busiest part of our summer, we're getting back to work on some awesome new products you'll see in the coming weeks.  Oh, and we're having a little bit of fun too.
AndyMark Fight Night is back!

Last summer, we gave our interns a project: cardboard, balsa wood, three NeveRest motors, $50 store credit, and our junk pile--go make a fighting robot. The result was an absolute riot, so of course we're doing it again this year!

A little over a dozen teams of interns and staff have been hard at work on their machines, which this year have a few more controls on balsa wood (sorry, Wedge Down Under fans) and the addition of two 9015 motors to the arsenal for significantly more power.

AndyMark Fight Night 2017 will be July 26th, bell time 6:15 PM Eastern (GMT -4), and this year we're streaming it live on YouTube! You can hit the link now for a reminder when we go live that night.  We can't wait to show you what we've been up to.
Clever Crate
In Praise of the Clever Crate

We first sold Clever Crates as part of the FIRST Tech Challenge Cascade Effect field.  Those keeping score know that was three games ago; we always prefer to overshoot a little on game-specific things so teams don't face long delays.  On these, we overshot by more than a little!

The wonderful thing about Clever Crates is that they collapse to just under 3" tall, but extend out to a healthy 17.25" by 12.375" by 8.875". Whether for the classroom or your car trunk, they're just super useful things.

We've had them in our closeout section for a while now, and we're finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel on these.   When you buy 5 or more, they're $11 a piece while supplies last.  Speak now, or forever hold your peace.  (Or, you know, pay more somewhere else.)
spoiler alert
What's On Deal of the Day Next Week?

We loaded this week's Deal of the Day offers with lots of useful things.  Everything will be on sale with a double-digit discount, but for one day only!

We're here to help!

If you have questions about our products, we're here five days a week with hundreds of years of combined FIRST  experience--don't hesitate to give us a call or an email .  Keep checking our  new products page  for fresh releases, and be sure to check each day for our Deal of the Day .  You never know when you're going to find a steal!