October 24, 2019, 10:11pm
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:
October 24, 2019, 10:17pm
thank you so much for this.
October 24, 2019, 10:18pm
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?
October 24, 2019, 10:21pm
I assume not, guessing that they’re just identical replacements, but at least we can replace broken ones now.
October 24, 2019, 10:22pm
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
October 24, 2019, 11:38pm
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.
October 25, 2019, 12:01am
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
October 25, 2019, 1:27pm
Will these new products be subject to a price increase?
October 25, 2019, 5:10pm
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.
October 25, 2019, 5:46pm
tru but why not put late October early november
I just placed an order yesterday :(((((
October 25, 2019, 5:57pm
Does it make a difference?
October 25, 2019, 5:58pm
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.
October 28, 2020, 3:44pm
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