With the RELIC RECOVERY season coming up fast, we're releasing a salvo of new things for FIRST Tech Challenge teams.  FIRST is much more than robots, but it never hurts to have a more capable robot!

We're within a month of the Kickoff on September 9th, but there's still time to preorder a field set.  With field set options starting at $150, it's never been more affordable to practice against the official field elements.  Preorder now, and your set will arrive in the week following Kickoff.
New NeveRest Orbital 20 Gearmotor Changes The Game Again

Old-timers have heard this before: the three most important parts of a competition robot are drivetrain, drivetrain, drivetrain.  And everyone wants a little more speed!

The new NeveRest Orbital 20 features a stronger gearbox than its predecessor, which has held up to all the abuse we could throw at it on a TileRunner drive system. (And we threw a lot of abuse at it. Hundreds of pounds, rough driving by interns, slamming into things, you name it and these motors took it.)

The new NeveRest Orbital 20 will be here in time for FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff, and like all our NeveRest gearmotors it will feature genuine Powerpole connectors and include the encoder cable.   Sign up on the product page and we'll notify you as soon as it's in stock!

New PicoBox LEO, MEO, and GEO

You were probably looking at the NeveRest Orbital 20 and saying "Huh, that mounting looks different from my NeveRest motors".  And you'd be right--the NeveRest Orbital 20 and 3.7 have a different mounting pattern than the NeveRest Classic 20, 40, and 60.  To match, we've introduced the PicoBox LEO, MEO, and GEO as Orbital-friendly counterparts to the existing Solo, Uno, and Duo. (Don't worry, they're staying in the lineup.)

These gearboxes allow for easy changes in gearing, whether up or down or 1:1, and can accept up to two NeveRest gearmotors. Each mounts using holes on a 16mm spacing along the top and bottom flanges, so they're easy to integrate into your existing building system.  With a standard 6mm D shaft as the output, the PicoBox line is perfect for drivetrains, mechanisms, and virtually anything you want your next FTC robot to do!
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What's On Deal of the Day Next Week?

We loaded this week's Deal of the Day offers with lots of useful things. Enjoy healthy savings on each of these items for one day only!

Tuesday 8/15:  Peanut Standoff, 4.75" (am-3090_03)  (Final closeout for 50 cents!)
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!