Archive for October, 2014

Controller Specifications

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Attached to this page you will find the specifications for the HiTechnic motor controller and HiTechnic servo controller.

HiTechnic Motor Controller Specification

HiTechnic Servo Controller Specification

Please use the support page for questions.

Lead Screws

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Matrix Robotics recently released Lead Screws as the newest element to their building system. You can purchase them on our website now here.

Lead screws can add linear movement to your robot. A kit comes with one 128mm lead screw, one 256mm lead screw (measured from thread start to thread end), two 152mm axles, two 280mm axels, two axel couplers, and two lead screw nuts. The lead screws and axles have a 4mm diameter and are made from stainless steel. Gus Jansson created an XY table to show one use of the lead screw. Other uses include lifting an arm, elevating a platform, raising a scissor lift, and more. The lead screw has a 4mm pitch. In other words, the lead screw nut will move 4mm for every rotation of the lead screw. Lead screws are fast and precise.

View the YouTube video to learn more.