[FONT=Verdana]There have been a lot of questions about what is coming down the pipeline and when it will be released. I always try to do my best to give you guys as accurate a picture as possible, as soon as possible. I am proud that we have had a steady stream of products releasing since the launch of the VEX Robotics Design System in the summer of 2005.
Unfortunately sometimes there are unavoidable delays associated with the product development process which cause things to take longer than anticipated. This makes it sometimes VERY difficult to judge when a product will be ready for release. Having said that, here are a few things in the pipe, and some ROUGH release time-lines:
*][FONT=Verdana]VEX Analog Yaw Rate Gyroscope V1.0 - November 2008 Release[/FONT]
*][FONT=Verdana]VEX Analog Accelerometer V1.0 - November 2008 Release[/FONT]
*][FONT=Verdana]VEX High Strength Gear Kit - November 2008 Release[/FONT]
*][FONT=Verdana]VEX Wheel Leg Kit - November 2008 Release[/FONT]
*][FONT=Verdana]VEX Power Expander - December 2008 or January 2009
*][FONT=Verdana]VEX High Strength Sprocket & Chain Kit - Early 2009 Release[/FONT]
*][FONT=Verdana]VEXnet 1.5 Upgrade Kit - Early 2009 Release[/FONT]
*][FONT=Verdana]VEX-LCD - Early 2009 Release
*][FONT=Verdana]VEXnet 2.0 System - TBD, 2009[/FONT]
Again, I’m sorry I can’t provide more detail, but I wanted to give everyone a quick update.
I’ve always appreciated whatever information your could get for us. Please pass along my thanks to the rest of the company (especially to those who don’t read the forums) for being so open with us about your product developments.
I just wanted to say “Thanks” for the product updates too!
I know that you can’t always tell us what’s going on and like you said sometimes things take longer to develope than expected. I know that we have all been bugging you about the new products and I know we all appreciate the update.
It was especially nice to see the heavy duty chain and sprocket kit on your list. I haven’t had any problems with the original kit, but I know other people have. Thanks for the hint about it in an earlier post. It will be a great addition.
As previously stated, now we can start saving up our money.
If the final product matches the picture above, then I think the “teeth” on the feet look way to large to mesh with Vex gear teeth. Still, I suspect folks will come up with all sorts of interesting and unexpected uses.