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PLC Training Classes | Sign Up Now

PLC Training Classes | Sign Up Now

If you’re searching for clear, no-hype training on industrial automation products, you’ve in the right place. InterConnecting Automation prides itself with technical instruction delivered in a clear and concise method. Founder and instructor, Doug Bell provides tutorials that cover time-saving suggestions and advanced programming techniques, as well as showing programming examples that are common on simple ... Read More
 
Variable Frequency Drive Video Tutorials

Variable Frequency Drive Video Tutorials

Have you seen the latest Automation Video Cookbook Chapter? There are over 40 videos showing you step by step how to use all the amazing features of the GS4 Variable Frequency Drive and more being added all the time! Want a quick start with the bare minimum info you need to get up and running ... Read More
 
1st Annual FIRST Robotics 3D Printing Contest

1st Annual FIRST Robotics 3D Printing Contest

Sponsored by AutomationDirect.com Congratulations to the winners of the first annual robotics 3D Printing Contest sponsored by AutomationDirect.com The Judges loved the attention to detail and were amazed at the effort put into making many of the mechanisms fully articulated! Some even added the electrical panel, CIM motors and batteries! Very cool. As promised we ... Read More
 
The FIRST Robotics Competition 2018 Digital Animation Award

The FIRST Robotics Competition 2018 Digital Animation Award

Sponsored by This award celebrates the art of digital animation and its close relationship to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). The award is offered to help encourage students to cultivate skills in design and creation of animation including, but not limited to, storytelling, creativity, use of computer software, and an understanding of different techniques ... Read More
 
BRX PLCs – Fortified with American Pride

BRX PLCs – Fortified with American Pride

What does “Made in the U.S.A.” mean to you? With so many consumer products – iPhones, laptops, toys, clothes, etc. – coming from overseas, does “Made in the U.S.A.” mean anything anymore? Well, companies like HOST Engineering sure think it does. Understanding that manufacturing products in the U.S. is far more than just an advertising ... Read More
 
VR Simulation of the 2018 FIRST Robotics Power Up Game Field

VR Simulation of the 2018 FIRST Robotics Power Up Game Field

Sponsored by: We got a lot of requests for the source files for the VR Simulation we posted. AutomationDirect is a big supporter of open source projects – Did you know the FRC Game animation was created by an open source program called “Blender?”  That’s what we use for all of our animation work here ... Read More
 
BRX PLC Story is the Most-Read Article on Control Design in 2017

BRX PLC Story is the Most-Read Article on Control Design in 2017

According to Control Design’s e-newsletter of 1/5/18, the most-read article published in their magazine in 2017 was “Arduino vs. PLC for Industrial Control”. This August 2017 cover story pitted an Arduino microcontroller against an AutomationDirect Do-more BRX PLC and asked the question, “Can a $20 micro-controller equal a PLC for a real-world industrial control application?”. ... Read More
 
VR Power-Up Field Tour – FIRST Robotics Competition

VR Power-Up Field Tour – FIRST Robotics Competition

That right … strap on your HTC VIVE or OCULUS RIFT and go play around on the POWER UP field. The lead animator from the recent FRC Game animations (Stronghold, Steamworks and Power-Up) also programs virtual reality games in his spare time. So, he took the assets from the FRC Power-Up Game Animation and dropped ... Read More
 
1/20th Scale Robots – 3D Printing Contest

1/20th Scale Robots – 3D Printing Contest

Since so many teams have 3D printers now, we thought it would be fun to have a 3D Printing Contest where you create a 20:1 scale model of your 2018 robot (FIRST POWER UP). The Contest Rules are posted below. To help get you started, we asked our FRC Game Animation Team to export the ... Read More