Plastic Bushings: Robot Backbones
The 21st annual FIRST® Robotics Championship came to a close on April 28th in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO. igus® (East Providence, RI) donated Energy Chain® cable carriers, iglide® plastic bushings, igubal® spherical bearings, and DryLin® linear bearings and guides for the 21st annual FIRST® Robotics Championship. This year’s FRC challenge, “Rebound RumbleSM”, pitted teams against one another to shoot as many basketballs as possible into various hoops located on the field. igus’ Energy Chain cable carriers are ideal for preventing cables from snagging on competitors’ robots, while its plastic bushings, spherical bearings, and linear guides can be used anywhere on the machines to facilitate motion.
If you are a student, educator, or robotics mentor interested in requesting free product donations from igus, visit www.igus.com/yesprogram.