Costco - VEX Robotics STEM construction kit 3 Pack

https://www.costco.com/vex-robotics-launchers-stem-construction-kit-bundle%2C-3-pack.product.100497583.html

At my local store they were $35 with a $5 instant rebate = $30. I bought the limit of 5 to give out to my teams.

This is one of the best use these for parts collections that I’ve purchased at this price.

Lots of parts that we all need, but also 4 of the shocks, 6 colored leg, the famous 2x6 part with the 60 degree bend in the middle, etc.

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This forum is for the vex robotics competition, not the products vex sells.

Yikes!

So this is the VEX IQ product thread. And a metric ton of the “hexbug” products are VEX IQ compatible. These products have parts that you go “Wow, I’ve been looking for this”. Want to boggle roboteers? Dump the contents of some of the kits out and they go “I want that to be mine Mr Foster”

I’ll grant some is “zazzle” like the green translucent plastic “cat ears”. But most are “that makes my life easy”. The Advanced connector kit has a medley of connectors that were only in Hexbug kits. But lots of them are still inHexbug kits. This kit has a ton of odd length parts, sometimes you need an 8 but wow the 2x7 is just what I want.

The universe of parts is much bigger than you think, grab what you can. We are constrained by “legal parts” since we can’t cut/melt/weld/change parts. So these little things make easy happen.

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These are VEX IQ legal parts and the VEX Retail kits are discussed here periodically.

Especially because these kits often include new parts that aren’t in add-on kits.
These kits specifically include new parts like the 228-2500-178: 90 degree corner connector
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Or a smaller ratchet than we added last year:
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This kits are all designed by the same engineers that design the rest of the VEX IQ parts and games. We encourage creative use of all the new parts.

Also as a side note, please don’t try to enforce your own rules on this forum. Especially when someone is trying to be helpful and educate people about new stuff.

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That’s cool I didn’t know vex sold other kits of legal competition parts

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Here’s the link to the legal parts list… you’ll see that many parts are from the hexbug line: https://link.vex.com/docs/viqc-squared-away-LegalParts

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Be right back, going to start a new team and make a robot entirely out of motors, left minifigure legs, and #32 rubber bands

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You can’t forget these essential parts
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They are back (https://www.costco.com/vex-robotics-launchers-stem-construction-kit-bundle%2C-3-pack.product.100497583.html) for $24.97 and free shipping. This is $5 cheaper than the best price from last November.

Looking for something to do the next few weeks, this is a good place to start.

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I’ll see you guys next season built mainly with these pieces:
1x1 is new 2x0
flex standoff
15 tooth gear
And also, flying game 2021!
Flying game confirmed

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Wait, is a 1x1 beam even a beam, or is it a circle?

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It’s a circle, and makes a really nice roller for creating lifts / slides.

If you look at the end of any 1x beam, the end is a 1/2 circle. Both ends of the 1x1 beam shown above are 1/2 circles. Makes perfect sense :man_shrugging:

And it wouldn’t be a zero tooth gear, it doesn’t have a square hole through it.

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I have dreamed of the 1x1 for years…

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Just wondering, what do you mean by lifts/slides. Do you mean like an elevator lift?

Yes, like an elevator or an extension arm.

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