Unfortunately, we currently do not sell VEX IQ elements individually,
The 1.5x Pitch Standoff (228-2500-066) is one of our most requested parts for inclusion in a VEX IQ add-on pack, so it’s definitely on our short list of either new VEX IQ add-on pack ideas, and/or higher priority usage in new VIQC fields or HEXBUG VEX Robotics retail kits. Which is also partly why there are 66x of these in the VIQC Next Level playing field.
Here are some other sources for where you can get this part:
If you are attending VEX Worlds: for the past two years, we have given away the game-specific competition elements following the conclusion of division playoffs and awards, for free to teams in attendance. Please do not mob the fields like a Black Friday 5am sale! We’ll put available free parts into the aisles for teams to pick up during our clean up.
Another useful kit for VIQC teams is also the HEXBUG VEX Robotics Minotaur, which contains 6x of the1.5x Pitch Standoffs in Light Grey, as well as
- A bunch of gears, including a differential and the newer 228-2500-463 12 Tooth High Strength Bevel Gears (that are significantly less likely to skip teeth if your mechanism/robot flexes)
- 2x each of the 228-2500-1954 7x Pitch Diameter Balloon Tire (Smooth Tread) and the associated 228-2500-1953 2x Wide, Ø48.5mm Diameter Hubs, which can be effective as compliant / flexible intake wheels for various objects. Both of these are Jet Black in this kit.
- 8x of 228-2500-109, the 0.5x Pitch Standoff Extender in Jet Black, shown here:
The 0.5x Pitch Standoff Extenders are great, because you can snap these onto the ends of existing standoffs to make intermediate lengths that currently don’t exist. A great source of these is the Gatling Rapid Fire kit, which contains 27x of these 0.5x Pitch Standoff Extenders in Jet Black.
The Trebuchet kit is the second best current source for these 0.5x Pitch Standoff Extenders, clocking in at 12x in Orange. The Trebuchet Kit also is the currently exclusive source for the 6x Pitch Flywheel (75 gram) weights, which might be useful for counter-balancing some VIQC arm mechanisms.