A couple of new products have just been added to the VEX Robotics website.
We are now offering replacement caps for the V5 Smart Motor, as well as a 10-pack of replacement #8-32 Threaded Inserts for the V5 Smart Motor.
These are both in-stock on the US site, and will be available internationally in the next few weeks as our other warehouses receive stock.
Both products can be found on this page:
thank you so much for this.
Thank you about inserts…
I think the design is flawed given the failures upon delivery. This is something asked for since the very beginning.
Now - are the inserts BETTER metal formulation than the soft metal inserts in the product that continually fail?
I assume not, guessing that they’re just identical replacements, but at least we can replace broken ones now.
Now they need to offer the clawbot structure parts…
Fwiw, robosource sells hex inserts for the motors and they are much higher quality
EDIT: nope, I am a complete idiot and I thought we were talking about the casing screws
I’m glad these are being sold but 1$ per insert is a little bit too much… All someone needs to make alternative inserts is some standoffs and a decent metal lathe after all.
I am not too worried about cost per unit as much as shipping - if it costs $30 to ship $10 parts (EXTREME - I HOPE!!!) I would not be happy
Will these new products be subject to a price increase?
uhh question. why r yal releasing new products for October when October ends in 6 days
Well, why not? Nothing about these products is time-specific, and it doesn’t make much sense to wait to release a product when it’s ready, just because it’s the end of a month.
tru but why not put late October early november
I just placed an order yesterday :(((((
Does it make a difference?
not really. school kills me and I get to a point where I just ask stupid questions. and yes I’m at that part
The edges on the new inserts look much better:
No paper-thin sharp edges like it was on some last year inserts:
@DRow, do you know if VEX is now using different supplier / process to make motor inserts or you just sell replacements from the same stock?
Thanks for this! We get to revive about 5 motors sitting in a bin with labels like “Bad?” and “Ish”.
Also, can the brain screen shields be purchased separately? One of my teams lost theirs and in the process of testing a lift, cube fell on the brain (corner down, naturally) and cracked the outer layer of the screen. LCD still works but no more touch… a $250 mistake.
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