Ratchet wrenches should be used to build your robot, not built into them. This simple add-on slice allows you to make any VersaPlanetary gearbox drive in only one direction.
Unlike a ratcheting wrench, we’ve designed the VersaPlanetary Ratchet Slice to be as easy to release as possible. Just take the load off the ratchet, press the button, and the VersaPlanetary will spin in both directions again. Release the button, and the VersaPlanetary goes back to ratcheting.
Inside, the ratchet itself is symmetrical. This means you can decide which direction the VersaPlanetary spins just by flipping the pawl. No need to completely disassemble your entire VersaPlanetary to change directions!
The Mag Encoder is a sensor that measures the rotational position and velocity of the shaft driving your mechanism. After releasing the Mag Encoder a few years ago, we received a ton of positive feedback from the FRC community. However, you also told us that there was not an easy way to actually mount the mag encoder to a ball shifter. That is now a thing of the past with the Ball Shifter Mag Encoder Mount.
This mount allows users to easily mount a Mag Encoder to any existing VEXpro Ball Shifter. No need to modify any of the Ball Shifters that you already own! Now you can easily add a Mag Encoder to your ball shifter, and it only takes a few minutes to install.
The VersaPlanetary Lite takes everything you know and love about the VersaPlanetary V2, and puts it into a lightweight plastic form factor. The VersaPlanetary Lite is perfect for the FIRST®Tech Challenge, and low-stress FIRST® Robotics Competition applications.
The VersaPlanetary Lite uses a plastic housing and ring gear, and the existing gear sets from the VersaPlanetary. One of its cooler features is that you can mix and match components from the original VersaPlanetary, and the VersaPlanetary Lite. For example, you could use a plastic input and output with a metal ring gear, or a metal input and output with a plastic ring gear.
An assortment of gear types providing the maximum versatility of gearing options to users. These gears have a Diametral Pitch of 32, which allows for reductions in smaller areas. They are also pocketed for maximum weight savings. Great for lighter load applications and smaller robots!
Note: These gears are NOT compatible with VEXpro 20 DP gears.
GT2 timing belts are intended for lower load applications such as the first reduction in a gearbox, or motor to flywheel. GT2 belts use a smaller pitch than HTD belts, which means you can use larger reductions in those tight fit areas of your robot. These belts go hand in hand with GT2 timing pulleys, and are great for low-load applications.
VersaHex Adapters allows you to change any 1/2" Hex Bore product to either a 3/8" hex, 1/4" square or 6mm D Shaft bore. This means that you can run a GT2 pulley on a 3/8" Hex Shaft, a VEXpro Hub Sprocket on a VEX EDR High Strength Shaft or a VEXpro 20 DP gear on a 6mm D Shaft. Each type of VersaHex Adapters come in 1/8" and 1/4" lengths.
Developed as a collaboration between West Coast Products and VEX Robotics, the VersaRoller system gives teams a modular system to create almost any kind of roller. Available in high-strength black anodized aluminum or lightweight plastic, the VersaRoller system enables you to easily create the solution for your roller needs.
The VersaPlanetary Universal Female Output Shaft Kit allows users to drive a variety of shafts directly from the Gearbox. This allows users to create custom length output shafts that are longer than a standard set length.
This kit also includes adapters for three various shaft sizes:
- 1/2" Hex
- 3/8" Hex
- 1/4" Square
The VersaBlock easily bolts on to the outside of the pre-drilled VersaChassis tubing - no precision machining needed to achieve a precision aligned drivetrain. For users who prefer the traditional “milled slot” approach, the 2-piece WCP Side Bearing Block provides a lightweight and compact solution.
VEXpro Sprockets are custom manufactured out of high strength aluminum, black anodizedanodised for superior performance.
- Plate sprockets are 6061-T6 aluminum
- Hub sprockets are 7075-T6 aluminum
- Number of teeth laser engraved on each sprocket
- Compatible with either #25 or #25H Roller Chain
Starting at: $17.99
Omni-Directional wheels roll forward like normal wheels, but slide sideways with almost no friction (no skidding during turns). Use these wheels to make your robot turn smoothly or build a holonomic drivetrain.
- Glass-filled Nylon Body
- Compatible with VersaHubs
- Custom rollers for each wheel ensure a round wheel and smooth ride.
Ships fully assembled.
Starting at: $29.98
Mecanum wheels allow savvy robot designers to create drivetrains capable of moving in any direction using a standard chassis shape. Simply power each wheel with a different motor and change the directions the wheels spin to get your robot to move in different directions!
- Glass-filled Nylon Body, ABS-PC Roller Mounts, Rubber Rollers
- Compatible with VersaHubs
- Custom rollers for each wheel ensure a round wheel and smooth ride
VEXpro Traction Wheels are designed to be the ultimate in versatility and performance. These wheels include the VEXpro VersaKey mounting system, which ensures every sprocket, hub, and gear are perfectly piloted -- no more wobbly sprockets!
- Ships assembled in 1" configuration
- Includes hardware for 1.5” and 2” wide configurations
- Customize with VEXpro Tread
VersaWheels offer superior traction performance while maintaining an accessible price point. The integrated VersaKey pattern allows for the mounting of sprockets or gears on each side of the wheel without additional VersaHubs. VersaWheel DTs come with an optional 1/2" hex bore, which allows for direct-drive of the wheel without any additional hub.
The VersaWheel DT's feature an all-new split diamond tread pattern for additional performance and wear-resistance through even the toughest competition.
- VersaWheel DT's feature a diamond tread pattern for greater wear resistance
Colson Performa wheels are some of the most widely used and recognizable wheels in large-scale competition robotics. Originally designed for industrial material handling applications, their ideal balance of traction and durability make them a natural fit for our uniquely demanding environment.
When VEX Robotics engineers combined their experience on the playing field with Colson Caster's top wheel designers, the result was simple and effective: light-weight VEXpro hex hubs molded directly into the same Colson molds that teams have been using for years.
- Durable, high-traction wheels
- Wide variety of sizes fit in any application
- Integrated plastic hex hubs
Defense may not always win championships, but being able to move does. Put some power on the floor with our large variety of wheel options available for builders. Omni-Directional or Mecanum Wheels are great for quick, lateral movements. Need more power? Traction Wheels offer great pushing ability and are designed for optimal grip on soft surfaces like the foam tiles used in the FIRST Tech Challenge.
VEXpro VersaHubs provide frustration-free torque transfer between wheels, gears, sprockets, and shafts.
VersaHubs include the innovative VersaKey mounting system -- VersaKeys transfer torque between coaxial items, and also ensure everything is piloted correctly.
Modular planetary gearbox system designed to give teams the versatility they need to create almost any gear ratio they need. The easiest way to put power where you need it in your design.
- Compatible with the AndyMark NeveRest Motor (AM-3104)
- 4 output shaft options make integration easy
- Six different planetary stages provide dozens of gearing options from 3:1 to 100:1
VEXpro offers several different lightweight shaft stock options made from both 6061 aluminum (for tube axles) and 7075 T6 Aluminum (for high-strength hex shafts handling torsional loads). These shaft lengths are correctly toleranced such that they fit perfectly through bearings and hubs, without extra work.
While it's tough to get excited about a few pieces of shaft stock, these shafts are specifically created to reduce user frustration. Do yourself a favor, buy some of the good stuff.
- 7075-T6 Aluminum (3/8" & 1/2" Hex)
- 6061-T6 Aluminum (1/2" Tube)
- Black anodizedanodised
- 18" or 3' lengths
Precise robot control just got easier. The VersaPlanetary Integrated Encoder is the simplest way to gain control over your mechanisms with encoder feedback straight from the popular VersaPlanetary gearbox. The included CTR Electronics SRX Magnetic Encoder outputs both relative (quadrature) and absolute (PWM) position signals, and connects directly to the Talon SRX without the need for a custom interface!
Assortment of gears made from 7075-T6 with a teflon infused ceramic coating or 4140 Steel.
- 3/8" hex bores for use on hex shafts
- Made from 7075-T6 aluminum with a teflon infused ceramic coating or 4140 Steel with a black nitride finish
- Overall width 0.500"
Starting at: $6.49
Synchronous timing belts require no tension adjustments, are lighter, and have a higher level of efficiency than chain. The 5mm HTD profile is perfect for FIRST ® Tech Challenge applications - its deep tooth profile allows it to better handle high reversing loads, such as those found in an FTC drivetrain.
VEXpro belts are fabricated using industry leading timing belt methods. The neoprene body insulates against grease or other wear & tear, and fiberglass tensile cords provide increased strength, flex life, and resistance to elongation.
- 9mm width
- 5mm pitch
The VersaFrame is a construction system that allows teams to build an upper frame in whatever configuration they can imagine. Pre-drilled holes on a standard 1" pitch are designed to be used with #8 screws and 5/32" rivets, and can be easily drilled out for larger hardware. No need for precision fabrication capability - with just a saw and a drill, any team can build light-weight world-class frames.
The VersaFrame Stock is a construction system that allows teams to build an upper frame in whatever configuration they can imagine. Pre-drilled holes on a standard 1" pitch are designed to be used with #8 screws and 5/32" rivets, and can be easily drilled out for larger hardware. No need for precision fabrication capability - with just a saw and a drill, any team can build light-weight world-class frames.
Starting at: $29.99
VEX C-channel has holes on 0.500" increments. This structural member’s excellent strength and bending resistance is perfect for building robust robots.
- Multiple sizes available
- Made from 5052-H32 Aluminum
- Each channel is segmented into cuttable 2.5" pieces
Starting at: $24.99
Lighten the total weight of a robot or mechanism while still keeping it strong. VEX aluminum kits contain the same metal components as standard structural kits (C-Channel, Plates, and Bars), at a fraction of the weight for improved robot performance!
- Compatible with all VEX Motion and Structure components.
- Available in bundle kits or in single part multi-packs
Starting at: $18.99
Standard VEX chassis kits include (2) bumpers and (4) rails apiece. The flexibility and variety of design options makes these a great starting point for any mobile robot project.
- Rail mounting locations allow for variable chassis width
- Space between rails is ideal for a protected chain run or gear reduction
- Wheels may be mounted outboard or between the rails for extra support
- "Super" chassis is taller with more vertical mounting locations
- Rails sold separately for additional versatility
The Cross the Road Electronics SRX Mag Encoder is a rotary sensor that can be used to measure rotational position and velocity. The device senses the magnetic field of a diametrically polarized magnet to determine rotational position with 12 bit precision. The device provides both a Quadrature interface that may be used for relative position measurement and a Pulse Width Modulated output for absolute position measurement. The device connects directly to the Talon SRX data port and is directly supported in the Talon SRX firmware.
This kit provides the ability to implement a winch and pulley system and create block and tackle mechanisms to utilizeutilise mechanical advantage.
- Lift, lower, hang, drag and more.
- Configurable for many applications.
- Ratchet and Pawl can be engaged to prevent back driving.
Use this tank tread to build robot tracks which can overcome tough terrain, or build a conveyor belt for scooping up objects.
- Climb over obstacles and traverse tough terrain.
- Drive through sandy or soft spongy surfaces.
- Can be used for a robot conveyor belt.
- Every section is a master link, create treads of any length.
These upgrade links should be useful to designers wishing to create more advanced mechanisms utilizing the tank tread.
- Different Tread-Links Increase Functionality.
- Get High-Traction on Smooth Surfaces.
- Compatible with Tank Tread Kit, High Strength Chain & Sprockets.
We heard you like shaft options, so we gave you another. The 1/4" square shafts are compatible with most VEX EDR wheels and gears. They provide enough torque transfer to handle most FTC applications and are small enough that you can still design them into your robot instead of designing your robot around them.
Starting at: $4.95
The proverbial glue that holds your robot together. VEX EDR screws come in a multitude of lengths and two standard head sizes, 6-32 and 8-32.
Locking screws have been coated with a thread locker to help keep them locked into place. A locking screw can be installed 10-15 times and still retain a firm lock.
There's nothing more frustrating than a stripped screw. With VEX EDR Star Drive Screws, this becomes a thing of the past. These grade 8 screws were designed to withstand a great amount of torque, which allows builders to truly "lock down" their mechanisms.
Note: Screw sizes are available in Hex Drive, or high-torque Star Drive.
Starting at: $2.95
A standoff is used in mechanics and electronics to separate two parts from one another while creating a rigid connection. All VEX Standoffs have 8-32 threads.
- Hex size is 0.250" across the flats.
- Light weight aluminum.
- Various lengths available.
Starting at: $1.99
Axially retain items on shafts with thinner than normal shaft collars. These custom clamping shaft collars are designed specifically for FIRST ® Robotics Competition applications where space on an axle is important.
- 1/4" Square
- 8mm Round
- 3/8" and 1/2" Hex
- 3/8" and 1/2" Round
Smaller black Zip Ties are used to hold together and manage cables, band rubber chords, or attach to rollers or tank tread to assist an intake mechanism. 1/10" wide x 4" long with a rating of 18lbs.
Larger black Zip Ties are used to tie larger objects to metal or attach to rollers to assist an intake. 11 inches long with a rating of 30lbs.
VELCRO® brand ONE-WRAP® can be used to attach a light weight object. This Wrap comes with Hook on one side and Loop on the other so that it attaches back to itself for a secure closure.
- Attach a light weight object.
- Hook on one side and Loop on the other.
- Attaches back to itself.
Great for quickly mounting objects. Wrap the Cinch Strap around the object you want mounted, loop it through the buckle, and then back onto itself for a secure hold using VELCRO® brand hook and loop fastener. The buckle allows the user to "cinch" the strap tight around the application.
- Quickly mount an object
- Adjustable and reusable
- Secure holding circumference approximately 4 to 7 inches
This adhesive VELCRO® Brand product has an adhesive backing so it can be attached directly to metal to hold a light weight object like a battery, create a trap door, or build a detachable part.
- Adhesive backing.
- Attach a light object like a battery.
- Build a trap door or a detachable part.
This VEX Tubing can stretch more than 4 times its length and still spring back to its original shape. VEX Latex Tubing is great for any application on a VEX robot requiring spring loading.
- Sold in two 5' lengths.
- 53A durometer Latex.
- Great for heavy lifting.
Caution: This product contains natural rubber latex which may cause an allergic reaction. In the event of an allergic situation, consult your doctor immediately.
Starting at: $29.99
Integrated Encoder Modules are designed to provide you with direct and detailed information from your robot's motors, the Integrated Encoder Module installs easily by replacing the plastic cap on your 2-Wire Motor 393. You can then use programming software to read what direction your motor is moving, how fast, and its distance traveled.
Most VEX EDR sensors are compatible for use in the FIRST Tech Challenge! Use these to aid in autonomous mode and other programmed functions.
Note: To be compatible with FIRST Tech Challenge, VEX EDR sensors will need their connectors converted from male to female, or by using a female to female adapter.
Ships in 4 Weeks
The official VEX Robotics Competition Field is setup on a foam surface, with a sheet-metal and polycarbonate perimeter frame.
- Metal frame structure for the VEX Robotics Competition field perimeter.
- Includes ALL parts required for frame assembly. (includes polycarbonate)
- Does NOT include Floor Tiles or Electronics.
This kit has a 4 week lead time for shipping.
Use the Robotics Engineering Notebook to document the design, construction, and iteration of a classroom or competition robot.
- (130) Blank Entry pages
- 3-hole drilled for binder storage
- Commonly used formulas and rulers available for easy reference