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FTC TEAMS: If you have registered with FIRST, there is a discount code in the FTC storefront under "Support" (in the upper right corner of page) > "How to Order Extra Parts" (in the lower left corner of page) which can be entered at check out to receive $25 off each Expansion Hub purchased. We can't retroactively apply this discount, it needs to be applied at the time of purchase.
The REV Expansion Hub from revrobotics.com does NOT contain the same assortment of cables and extra items as the REV Robotics Expansion Hub Set from the FTC Storefront. Please see Kit Contents below for items included.
The REV Robotics Expansion Hub is an affordable hardware controller which can communicate with any computer, including Android tablets/phones and the REV Robotics Control Hub. The Expansion Hub is loaded with hardware interface options to enable driving motors and servos, interfacing with sensors, and communicating with other devices via several protocol options.
The Hub incorporates ESD and reverse polarity protection and is purpose built to stand up to the rigors of use in the classroom or on the competition field. In addition to the built in protections, the Hub also features keyed and locking connectors to prevent connection problems in the heat of competition and is fully field upgradable so your hardware can always run the most up-to-date firmware.
Changes in this update:
Previous Update - 1.7.0
To update the firmware on your Expansion Hub please download the REV Hub Interface software on a Windows computer and follow these steps:
Please note that you may need to readdress and reconfigure your hub after updating the firmware.
The REV Robotics Expansion hub is LEGAL for use in the FIRST Tech Challenge for the 2017/2018 season as an alternative to the Modern Robotics devices. Learn more about FIRST's announcement here. Teams who register for the 2017/2018 season with FIRST, starting May 11th, 2017, will receive a discount code to reduce the cost of the Expansion Hub to $150.
Learn more about the Expansion hub in our Product Brief
Learn how to use the Expansion hub in our Getting started Guide
With a little bit of thinking and understanding of electronics, this system can drive any motor or servo!!! We are absolutely stunned by its performance! D. Prier, FRC/FTC Mentor and Coach / Y2K National Champions Mentor for Team 255 on Oct 31st 2017
A great addition to FIRST Tech Challenge. Small and compact design and very easy to use. Matt Rainey, FTC Mentor on Sep 18th 2017
We had a robot that we built that was waiting for power. The Mecanum wheels and motors we on, but we had not done all the power wiring. Not having to wire up two additional motor controllers to get the robot moving was a big improvement in our development time. Vince Westin, FTC Mentor on Jun 11th 2017