Adult Fan of LEGO and now new fan of MATRIX – Simon Burfield, has taken some of our gear and whipped up some fun little walkers with it. Cool stuff. We are looking forward to seeing more from Simon. Check out his other work at: http://www.burf.org.uk/
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The final versions of the Classroom & Competition resource sets are now available. Check with your local distributor for more information.
The Classroom Resource Set features a wide variety of parts from the base set plus some of our XL Parts to expand your design possibilities.
The Competition Resource Set is full of the big stuff – XL Parts, High Torque Motors and our new Omni Wheels. Everything you need to stay competitive in the ring.
Check it out.
UPDATE: DasBot Build Instructions are now available in our Robot Gallery! Did you catch “Enter The MATRIX” from the front page of SERVO Magazine? Ready to see what it took to build and program DasBot? Complete build instructions will be published shortly. For now, check out DasBot_Resources, which contains the programming for both the controller and DasBot. The programs were written in NXT-G.
Here are some teaser pics of DasBot’s inner workings:
Long in development and available for sale in a month or so check out a few quick snaps of our new Omni Wheels. They’re pretty awesome. We can’t wait to get them in your hands.
Omni Wheel – Front
Omni Wheel – Back Side
Omni Wheel – Front Side
For immediate release
MATRIX Robotics introduces their new 3D build system at FIRST® Worldwide Robotics Championship
St Louis, MO., April 25, 2012 ― Today, on the opening day of the FIRST® Worldwide Robotics Championship in St Louis, MO, MATRIX Robotics unveiled their new 3 Dimensional building system and confirm it will be available to major international markets this summer.
‘This is an exciting new platform for robotics teams, not only because we think it’s the best complete metal building system, but because it gives teams a choice for the first time.’ says James Isom, of MATRIX Robotics, ‘It allows students more flexibility in deciding what kind of robot they want to build and that is what MATRIX is all about; empowering students, encouraging innovation and helping equip teams with the tools they need to build better robots.’
The MATRIX Robotics System is unique because:
- The QUICK CONNECTOR prototyping system allows students to creatively explore design options in minimal time.
- It is designed to be 100% LEGO® MINDSTORMS™ compatible, so users can easily transfer their programming and building knowledge from MINDSTORMS to an industry standard robotics system.
- MATRIX stays in module with LEGO® Technic™ making it easy to combine the two systems.
- It is programmable in NXT-G, LabView and C.
- The basic set includes more than 1000 individual parts, including a MATRIX controller, two motors, two servers, four wheels, a battery and charger– all contained in a carrying case featuring sorting trays.
MATRIX Robotics will focus on international expansion in the 2012-13 FTC season, promising to deliver a high quality building system at a reasonable cost. The final pricing structure is expected to be available this summer.
About MATRIX Robotics
MATRIX Robotics was created in 2011 by a group of robotics enthusiasts and engineers who have spent more than 25 years working and playing with robots. The people at MATRIX set out to design the robotics system they have always wanted and the result is the MATRIX Robotics System; a high quality, affordable, 3 Dimensional building system.
The people at MATRIX Robotics created this innovative system because they believe that hands on robotics is a great way to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics and are committed to making robotics accessible to more students worldwide.
MATRIX products can be purchased through local distributors. For more information visit the MATRIX website at http://www.matrixrobotics.com
Note to editors: High-resolution images of the MATRIX Robotics System are available upon request.
Welcome to the MATRIX Robotics website! We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes getting things ready for launch. Keep coming back and check for all the latest announcements. We’re in our final testing phase, the molds are made, and parts are being produced. In the coming weeks we will announce pricing for the MATRIX Base Set and Resource Set and update you on where you can get them. We are currently on schedule to start shipping product in Q3 of this year. In the mean time signup as our friend on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or add yourself to our mailing list.
We’re just days away from our first public showing at the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri. Watch for updates and pictures from the show. We have some cool things planned as well as some contests you can participate in from where you are even if you’re not going to be with us.
For those of you who have been lucky enough to receive one of our limited edition gold sets check out the build and programming areas for all the latest information. We’ll continue to add more content in the coming months so check back often.
We’re very excited that after all the long days and hard work we are finally going to get to show this thing off to someone other than a bunch of suits. There’s more coming soon, we promise.