We wanted a true robotics prototyping platform that would allow us to challenge teams with problems faced by real-world robotics designers.
Pittsburg, KS (PRWEB) December 24, 2009
What is designed to work with the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics system, expands student understanding of robotics engineering, and is the newest member to join the LEGO Education robotics continuum?
TETRIX™ by Pitsco.
Designed to advance the robotics experience, TETRIX, a revolutionary new metal building system, offers unlimited design and real-world application possibilities to students. The patented hole pattern enables TETRIX parts to be connected in a number of angles to a variety of elements.
A special Hard Point Connector is used to enable TETRIX to work with the LEGO Technic building system, making TETRIX the only metal building system specifically designed for use with the LEGO MINDSTORMS robotics line.
Made of heavy-duty aircraft-grade aluminum, TETRIX parts come in a variety of sizes that lend strength to robotic builds. Metal gears, plates, brackets, and mounts combine with channels, wheels, hubs, and tubing to create an ideal platform for flexible and creative robot design and construction.
The TETRIX Robotic Education Base Set includes more than 550 parts and comes with a user guide that covers building a basic robot body, wiring and using a remote control, designing gear assemblies, building arm mechanisms and end effectors, and more!
TETRIX started making its way into student hands during the 2008-2009 FIRST Tech Challenge. Today, it is used in competition as well as robotics classrooms across the nation.
“We wanted a true robotics prototyping platform that would allow us to challenge teams with problems faced by real-world robotics designers,” said FIRST Tech Challenge Director Ken Johnson. “The strength of the building materials, the ability to configure and reconfigure the kit multiple times, the metal gears, all work together to form a kit that is tough and flexible.”
To learn more about TETRIX or to inquire about other LEGO Education robotic lines, contact LEGO Education at 800-362-4308 or visit us online at http://www.LEGOeducation.us.
Notes to Media: LEGO Education North America is a joint venture between Pitsco Education and the LEGO Company. High-resolution images of TETRIX robots and set components are available upon request.