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  AM14U, 2014 KoP Chassis (no CIM motors) (am-2563)

Does not come with CIM motors

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Price: $559.00

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Please click on the above tabs to find Assembly instructions and videos. For more information on how to customize your AM14U drive chassis visit the AM14U home page

We are proud to present the AM One For You (AM14U) drive chassis system. This chassis is the same as the one in the 2014 FRC Kit of Parts. This product ships as an un-assembled kit. It features 4" HiGrip Wheels, Toughbox Mini Gearboxes, and a Gates HTD Belts. This chassis DOES NOT include CIM motors.

Square Configuration:

If you would like to assemble the AM14U into a square, it can be done. Look in the files and documents tab for details about cut lengths to make this drive chassis. We reccomend cutting your cross braces approximately 1/2 inch short to satisfy 2014 rule <R3A> (the total length of the FRAME PERIMETER must not exceed 112 in.) to make it easier for you during inspection at your competitions. That way, you can still easily run 4" wheels as far out as possible utilizing existing mounting holes in the chassis. Cutting the plates down requires movement of the outermost axles. In the files and documents tab you will find a PDF that shows the hole locations to use for axles. This axle location change necessitates a different belt than the ones provided in the AM14U Kit. This 160 tooth belt is part am-2266.


Box Size: 5.5" x 6.5" x 33"
Weight: 22 lbs

Included Items:

Wheel Assembly Parts
6 - 4" HiGrip Wheels (am-2256)
2 - 500EX Hex Hub (am-2568)
4 - Gates HTD 15mm Wide 131T Belts (am-2571)
4 - Gates HTD 15mm Wide 170T Belts (am-2570)
16 - Pulley Half, 42 Tooth (2234-half)
48 - 10-24 x 1.25 Thread Forming Screws (am-1278)
8 - 1614ZZ Bearing (am-0209)
2 - FR8ZZ-Hex Bearing (am-0279)
TB Mini Housing (am-0650)
TB Mini Hex Output Shaft (am-2566)
TB Small Hex Shaft (am-0152)
TB Mini Gear Kit
Bearing Kit
CIM Hardware Kit
TB Hardware Kit

Chassis Frame Parts
AM14U Inner Plate (am-2567)
AM14U Outer Plate (am-2572)
AM14U Cross Brace Extrusion, 24.75" (am-2573)
500 Churro, 24.75"
500 Churro, 3.375"
Spacers and Screws


As AndyMark continues to support robotics education in the FIRST platform, we have extended our support to curriculum. We are happy to share with educators our curriculum for the AndyMark AM14U Drive Chassis. This comprehensive curriculum is designed around common core standards for 11th and 12th grades, and focuses on building, manufacturing and applying physics to design and testing in Technology Design or Robotics Education classes. This is a complete curriculum packet developed specifically for the am-2563 AM14U Drive Chassis. The curriculum includes 4 complete lessons that will allow teachers to provide hands-on learning for students while teaching engineering and design concepts. The curriculum includes student assessment and evaluation tools and fulfills requirement for the ITEEA and Common Core Standards. The curriculum is provided at no cost with the purchase of an am-2563.

Below is the curriculum overview. You can find resources for this curriculum on the 2014 Curriculum page.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great idea! May 7, 2014
Reviewer: Faridodin "Fredi" Lajvardi, Falcon Robotics Team 8 from Phoenix, AZ  
This is very helpful for teachers to show their schools that robotics can be very educational and hit educational standards

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
oh so easy to build on. The previous poster wrong March 18, 2014
Reviewer: The Hemi from Michigan  
Team 3536 uses 2 pieces of 4 inch angle to create a spec ops rail. Our robot can swap out spec ops rail in 5 minutes.One piece of 1/8" aluminum plate for the belly pan and some rivets and you are ready to roll! Rookie teams can compete with a little creativity. We are thinking of buying another just to use as a trainer.

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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Not designed to build upon March 12, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Great Lakes  
As someone else mentioned, it was not designed to easily attach shooters, manipulators, etc.  

The vertical upper rails and the horizontal lower rails are not on the same level.. Why?  The top of the side rail is too narrow and the holes are tiny.  All of the rails are of a thinner gauge than previous materials.  Why wasn't it designed better?

So, what did we do?  We ended up taking the much stronger and more useful channel from earlier years and building a STURDY platform on top of the AM14U.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Nice idea but not as reusable as prior system February 18, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Pittsburgh area  
The team liked the way this system was assembled, but roundly dislike the fact that it is not nearly as reusable as the prior system. Our team has used the C-channel from prior chassis kits for all sorts of other robotics projects. The old rails lent themselves well to disassembly and reuse in other robots as mounting rails and frame parts. The chassis pieces in this new kit will probably never be anything other than a multi-wheeled robot chassis. Additionally, maintenance on this new system seems like it will take a lot longer, as more components are integrated into the frame.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Nice idea but needs work. February 18, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
It is impossible to remove the gear boxes once assembled.  There is no room to get any sort of hex wrench in between the frame and the wheel.  This requires you to take apart the entire side of the robot  if you need to do anything to the gear box.  We had an E-clip fail and it took me two hours to get it out, fixed and back in.

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