From one of our team members:
“I just found a website with (from what I can tell) the only high resolution images of the new kit. They where taken by Team Unlimited who where chosen as a team to test the new kit and then do a demo with a few other teams at the world competition. I found these images very helpful to see what we are going to be working with. it looks like we have enough parts to build almost any kind of medium sized robot. Here is the website: http://eaglevex.syraweb.org/FTCplatform.htm “
The photos were actually taken at a new kit showcase area at a LEGO Education presentation. Team Unlimited has some great resources and background information on their website.
With appreciation, Team 2845
With the 2008 FTC Season Kickoff just a few weeks away – on Saturday, September 13, 2008, and teams eagerly awaiting delivery of the new competition kits, Lego Education has released a sneak peek of the TETRIX building system.
From Lego Education:
TETRIX by Pitsco is a revolutionary new metal building system developed for use in high schools! Designed by Pitsco, Inc. and sold by LEGO Education, TETRIX is fully compatible with LEGO Technic, the building system used with LEGO MINDSTORMS.
A unique LEGO connector joins the metal with LEGO elements, creating a path for older students to complete more challenging projects while continuing to use the LEGO NXT Intelligent Brick as the controller.
The metal system will be available in August 2008 for use in the FIRST Tech Challenge and in January 2009 for implementation in schools.
Click here to see TETRIX in action!
Check out the preliminary Bill of Materials for the new kit here (PDF)