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FTC Starter Kit

$799.99
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217-7768
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For over a decade, the VEX V5 construction system has been used by middle school, high school, and college students to build competition robots. Its intuitive pitch-based system makes it easy to rapidly prototype, build and iterate mechanisms. With the VEX Robotics FTC Starter Kit you’ll get everything your FTC team needs to get started with the VEX V5 construction system. The kit includes:

  • Lightweight aluminum structure
  • (4x) 2-Stage VersaPlanetary Lite Gearboxes
  • (4x) Traction Wheels and (4x) Omni-Directional Wheels
  • Mounting brackets for almost any FTC motor and gearbox
  • 393 Motors + Motor Controller 29
  • #25 Chain and Sprockets
  • Tools
  • And More!

New V5 users can also reference the VEX Knowledge Base to help get started with the V5 Construction System. 

VEX is also excited to offer a $300 discount on this kit to verified FTC teams! Fill out this form and your team’s contact will be emailed a coupon code.

The VEX Robotics FTC Starter Kit contains almost 3,000 parts to help you construct your FIRST Tech Challenge robot. At $499.99 (after FTC team discount), it’s the best value of any FTC kit on the market! This kit is intended to give any level FTC team a strong foundation that they can build on. So what do you get with the VEX Robotics FTC Starter Kit? 

 

100+ Pieces of Lightweight Aluminum Structure
Build robust robots without sacrificing weight or your ability to cut and drill pieces to fit your designs.  

 

Compatibility with Almost Any FTC legal motor
Use motors and gearboxes you already own. Easily mount any supplier’s motors or gearboxes to the V5 construction system. Supported motors and gearboxes include:

  • VersaPlanetary (VEX Robotics)
  • 393 Motor (VEX Robotics)
  • NeveRest + Classic Gearbox (AndyMark)
  • NeveRest + Orbital Gearbox (AndyMark)
  • NeveRest + Sport Gearbox (AndyMark)
  • UltraPlanetary (REV Robotics)
  • HD Hex Motor (REV Robotics)
  • Core Hex Motor (REV Robotics)
  • TorqueNado (Tetrix)
  • Max DC Motor (Tetrix)
  • 12V Motor (Tetrix / GoBilda)

Power of the VersaPlanetary
The VEX Robotics FTC Starter Kit comes with (4x) 2-stage VersaPlanetary Gearboxes. This highly modular gearbox allows you to easily experiment with gear ratios. The VersaPlanetary also has an advanced eco-system of accessories, giving your team even more capability.


393 Motors & Motor Controller 29
Get (2x) of the best continuous rotation servos available in FTC. 393 Motors were designed to work with the VEX V5 construction system, so integrating them into your robot will be easier than ever. 

Hassle-free Star Drive Screws
Tired of stripping screws on your robot? The VEX Robotics FTC Starter Kit comes with over (700x) hard to strip star drive screws. Afraid you won’t have the right tools? Don’t worry, those are included too. 

Build Faster with Hex Nut Retainers
Prototype and build faster than ever using the included Hex Nut Retainers. Hold Hex Huts while also locking two pieces of structure together. Not only do you have to use fewer screws, but you won’t have to get wrenches in hard to reach places. 

Knowledge Is Power
Use the VEX Knowledge Base to quickly get up to speed on how to use the V5 construction system. Browse our Knowledge Base for articles on:

  • Gearing & Gear Ratios
  • Different Types of Drivetrains
  • Arms
  • Lifts
  • Manipulators
  • Using Structure
  • Supporting Shafts
  • Using fasteners

Sensors & Electronics
(4) Bumper Switch v2
(4) Limit Switch
(2) 2 Wire 393 Motor
(2) Motor Controller 29

Wheels
(4) 4" Omni-Directional Wheel
(4) 4" Traction Wheels
(4) 2" Diameter, 40A Flex Wheels
(4) 1-5/8" Diameter, 60A Flex Wheels

Gears
(12) 12T Gears (24 DP)
(8) 36T Gears (24 DP)
(8) 60T Gears (24 DP)
(8) 84T Gears (24 DP)

Chain & Sprockets
(25ft) #25 Chain
(5) #25 Master Links
(5) #25 Half Links
(2) 16T Aluminum Sprockets
(2) 32T Aluminum Sprockets

Shafts
(4) 2" Long, 1/8" Square Shafts
(4) 3" Long, 1/8" Square Shafts
(8) 12" Long, 1/8" Square Shafts
(4) 2" Long, 1/4" Square Shafts
(4) 4" Long, 1/4" Square Shafts
(4) 12" Long, 1/4" Square Shafts

Bearings & Bearing Blocks
(4) 1/4" Square Shaft Bearings
(2) VersaBlock Mini
(20) 1/8" Square Plastic Bearings
(20) 1/4" Square Plastic Bearings
(6) 1/8" Square Pillow Blocks
(4) 1/8" Square Lock Bars

Hubs
(2) 1/2" Hex Bore Plastic VersaHub
(8) 1/4" Square to 1/8" Square Plastic Insert
(8) 1/4" Square to 1/8" Square Metal Insert
(12) 1/2" Hex to 6mm D Adapters
(12) 1/2" Hex to 1/4" Square Adapters
(12) 1/4" Square to 1/8" Square Adapters

Shaft Collars
(20) 1/4" Square Clamping Shaft Collars
(64) 1/8" Square Shaft Collars
(30) 1/8" Square Rubber Shaft Collars

Gearboxes
(4) VersaPlanetary Lite w/ Universal Female Output Shaft
(8) VersaPlanetary Lite Ring Gears
(4) 4:1 VersaPlanetary Gear Kits
(4) 5:1 VersaPlanetary Gear Kits

Structure
(6) 1x2x1x25 Aluminum C-Channel
(24) 1x2x1x35 Aluminum C-Channel
(6) 1x3x1x35 Aluminum C-Channel
(6) 5x25 Aluminum Plate
(6) 2x2x35 Aluminum Angle
(6) 1x1x35 Aluminum Angle
(12) 90 Degree Flat Gussets
(6) 90 Degree Bent Gussets
(4) 60 Degree Flat Gussets
(2) 60 Degree Bent Gussets
(4) 45 Degree Flat Gussets
(2) 45 Degree Bent Gussets
(4) 30 Degree Flat Gussets
(2) 30 Degree Bent Gussets
(4) V5 VersaPlanetary Mount
(2) V5 UltraPlanetary Mount
(2) V5 NeveRest Orbital Mount
(2) V5 NeveRest Classic Mount
(2) V5 Motion Pattern Mount

Hardware
(100) #8-32 x 1/4" Locking Star Drive Screws
(100) #8-32 x 1/2" Locking Star Drive Screws
(100) #8-32 x 3/8" Star Drive Screws
(100) #8-32 x 1/2" Star Drive Screws
(100) #8-32 x 7/8" Star Drive Screws
(100) #8-32 x 1" Star Drive Screws
(50) #8-32 x 1-1/4" Star Drive Screws
(50) #8-32 x 1-1/2" Star Drive Screws
(50) #8-32 x 1-3/4" Star Drive Screws
(25) #8-32 x 2" Star Drive Screws
(30) 1-Post Hex Nut Retainer w/ 1/8" Square Bearing
(30) 1-Post Hex Nut Retainers
(30) 4-Post Hex Nut Retainers
(300) #8-32 Nylock Nuts
(100) #8-32 Hex Nuts
(50) #6-32 x 1/4" Screws
(50) #6-32 x 1/2" Screws
(32) #8-32 x 1/8" Set Screws

Standoffs / Spacers / Washers
(20) 1/2" Long x 1/4" Hex #8-32 Standoffs
(30) 3/4" Long x 1/4" Hex #8-32 Standoffs
(20) 1" Long x 1/4" Hex #8-32 Standoffs
(20) 2" Long x 1/4" Hex #8-32 Standoffs
(4) 3" Long x 1/4" Hex #8-32 Standoffs
(60) 1/16" Thick 1/4" Square Shaft Spacers
(40) 1/8" Thick 1/4" Square Shaft Spacers
(20) 1/4" Thick 1/4" Square Shaft Spacers
(20) 1/2" Thick 1/4" Square Shaft Spacers
(40) 1/8" Thick x 3/8" OD x #8 ID Spacers
(40) 1/4" Thick x 3/8" OD x #8 ID Spacers
(40) 3/8" Thick x 3/8" OD x #8 ID Spacers
(40) 1/2" Thick x 3/8" OD x #8 ID Spacers
(40) 1/8" Thick x 1/2" OD x #8 ID Spacers
(40) 1/4" Thick x 1/2" OD x #8 ID Spacers
(40) 3/8" Thick x 1/2" OD x #8 ID Spacers
(40) 1/2" Thick x 1/2" OD x #8 ID Spacers
(25) #8 ID Teflon Washers
(200) #8 ID Steel Washers

Tools
(2) Open Wrenches
(2) T8 Star Drive Keys
(2) T15 Star Drive Keys
(8) 5/64" Hex Keys
(8) 3/32" Hey Keys

Misc
(10) 3-Wire Retaining Clips
(10ft) Latex Tubing
(20) #64 Latex Free Rubber Bands
(200) 4" Zip Ties
(100) 11" Zip Ties
(1) Anti-Slip Mat
(1) FTC Sticker Pack