April 05, 2022
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How a Massachusetts Robotics Team Made Its Own First Robotics Parts

With the right equipment, students can get creative making their own First Robotics parts to customize their robot. That's what First Robotics Team #2084 "Robots by the C" from Manchester Essex Regional Middle High School did for their 2022 competitions!

The students designed various parts for the ball intake and elevator mechanism, manufactured with an OMAX ProtoMAX Waterjet Cutter on 1/16" and 1/8" aluminum and a Stratasys J55 3D printer. Designing their own parts gave the students opportunities to think outside the box and have greater ownership and pride in their final robot.

Get a glimpse at the production of the team's First Robotics parts:

ProtoMAX Waterjet Cutter in action

Do you want your students to create their own parts for robots? We can help you find the right equipment for producing First Robotics parts or parts for other types of robots. Contact us to get started!