Tag Archives: polycarbonate

IR Info and More


First Look at the IR Beacon

Ken Johnson’s blogged a bit about the IR beacon at the FIRST Tech Challenge blog – it looks like new teams can each get one beacon at a greatly reduced cost sometime next week, which should help immensely with practices!

There’s some mention of forming polycarbonate sheeting, too, with a reference to a “how-to” film that ran last year. Here’s a TDT Tip though: Sometimes it’s a lot easier to cold bend the stuff!

Cold Bending Polycarbonate last year

Cold Bending Polycarbonate last year

Design using polycarbonate with FTC robot


Some ideas on how to use polycarbonate sheeting in robot design.