Summertime for FIRSTers means a few big things.  For many, it means a nap.  For a dedicated group, it's the annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis for IRI and one of the most stacked lineups of FIRST teams in the land.  And we're sure a handful of you are polishing everything up real nice for Festival of Champions at the end of the month!

If you're going to be at IRI, we'll have some really cool things on display Friday and Saturday.  And if you aren't, we've got some cool things here too.
Thrifty Throttle 2
Save Time Troubleshooting With Thrifty Throttle

Sometimes, you don't want to break out a full control system to test a mechanism.  Or sometimes, the control system itself might be suspect! Whatever the case may be, the Thrifty Throttle can save you a lot of time.

The Thrifty Throttle runs on its own 9V battery and generates a PWM signal used by many motor controllers like the Victor SP.  Turn it on and press the button, and you can run the motor controller at your desired speed using the thumb wheel. This is an essential tool for diagnosing robot issues, and it's handy if you're running a booth demonstration that just has to run a motor.  We keep one on our EVO Shifter demo box for just this reason!

Free Pit Delivery for the Indiana Robotics Invitational

Will you or your team be at IRI?  We've got an offer for you!

Once again, AndyMark is offering free pit delivery to IRI, one of the premier FIRST off-season tournaments, for teams, volunteers, and spectators. Simply choose it as a delivery option when you check out before Thursday, July 13th, at noon Eastern.  We know lots of teams caravan or bring a trailer to IRI, and this is a great way to save on shipping costs.  (That goes double on large or heavy things like batteries, FTC field perimeters and tiles, pool noodles, and drive systems.)

This is open to both FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge teams. And if you don't have a pit because you're volunteering or spectating, no worries--we'll hold it at our display booth in the lobby.
spoiler alert
What's On Deal of the Day Next Week?

We loaded up this coming week's Deal of the Day offers with some physically heavier things, so IRI-goers take notice!

Saturday 7/15: Targeting Light
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!