I’ll start out with one. Using rivets for bearing flats is way better then screws, its lighter and saves a ton of time.
dont ever choose an auton, theyre useless and will mess up your alliance
- Use keps nuts but the teeth point away from the metal.
- Use screw joints on everything.
- A claw bot is ok for a top tier team to take to a competition (and compete with).
- Never use nylocks.
- Wait times all the way!
in all seriousness, the weight reduction is real. we use plastic screws and nuts.
Make an auton that goes over the auton line and rams into the opposing robot.
Using cortex gives you a huge advantage because you get four more motors. Vex just makes it seem bad so you buy v5.
that and the weight is tremendous
its sooooo light
Use sprockets as gears, and use gears as sprockets.
Always overheat your motors, if gives helps them run for longer
try applying as much static as possible on your robot, it allows it to last longer
Use scissors to cut C channels
Vex coding studio is the most advacned and reliable coding system in all of Vex.
Use Vexforum.com for learning about the VEX Robotics system!
During the match dodge everything. You don’t want to get in anyone’s way.
ya know my team actually used gears as sprockets on the intake chains back in TP. I’m on a different team now;)
flag everything on the vex forum
Practicing is not that important
Don’t bother reading the game manual, just ask all your RTM questions on the forums.
When your tray flips out, make sure to stand in front of it, not behind
Spend a whole 2 months planning and building a robot, just to scrap it 1-3 days before comp. It’s a great idea.
Don’t use nylocks, but when u have too, use them on the longest screws possible
Zip tie everything together, It saves weight.
Don’t use any functions, it will allow you to fine tune your code better.
tWo MoToR drIvE iS fInE!