TE Helps Design The Ultimate Combat Robot
TE Connectivity engineers bring their expertise and rugged TE connectors into battle — helping to upgrade Team Valkryie’s robot design for the ultimate robot combat series BattleBots® on Discovery Channel.
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As part of TE’s sponsorship of Team Valkyrie, seventeen TE engineers offered valuable insight and extensive application expertise with the goal of providing connected solutions that give the team’s robot an edge over its competitors.
TE designs its products to withstand the harshest environments. See the proof — watch this preview of the action-packed metal madness in BattleBots on Discovery Channel.
Three Big Design Upgrades For One Small Robot
TE worked closely with Team Valkyrie to improve their robot’s design in three areas:
- Telemetry system: TE expertise helped give Valkyrie the ability to live-broadcast data back to the team’s transmitters during a match in order to switch their strategy on the fly.
- Data logging systems: TE recommended Team Valkyrie program a microcontroller hooked up to an inductive current sensor to log real-time data going into their weapon motor to test weapon performance.
- Electric brake design: TE engineers affirmed Valkyrie’s design to safely discharge energy from the weapon within a one-minute time limit.
TE Solutions Battle-Tested By Team Valkyrie
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Heavy Duty Connectors
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