Thursday, September 20, 2012

Metric TurtleBot

At I Heart Engineering, we believe the future is metric. We believe this mostly because we are unwilling to solve electromechanical control problems using imperial units. So to prepare we will now be offering a Metric TurtleBot as the default to meet the needs of the future today.

So to better equip the TurtleBot to deal with the future, and cut down on the number of fasteners we need to stock, we will now be shipping all new TurtleBots with metric holes and fasteners. We will also be taking this opportunity to change the color of the plates to a stylish black. The URDF should be in Github in the next few days.

While we recommend the metric parts as being better suited for accessories of the future, we are pleased to announce a sale on parts designed in US customary units while supplies last. We have discounted plates and standoffs at 25% off, so buy early and  buy often!

Also, if you can't find what you need, email sales at I Heart Engineering.


Progress on the URDF


Bob Mottram said...

Heh, well I've always been metric since I was born after the imperial to metric conversion took place in Britain in the early 1970s.

Imperial units are still sometimes used in heavy industrial automation applications though, mainly out of traditions in certain industries.

Anonymous said...

are there any cad drawings available with metric dimensions?

I Heart Robotics said...

These are going up with the IHE wiki that is launching tomorrow.

I Heart Robotics said...

The URDF is in github