FTC TEAMS: If you have registered with FIRST, there is a discount code in the FTC storefront which can be entered at check out to receive 15% off each Expansion Hub purchased. We can't retroactively apply this discount, it needs to be applied at the time of purchase.
The code can be found by logging into the primary contact's account at www.firstinspires.org, clicking on "Payment and Product" then "Order Products" under team options, clicking "Support" in the upper right corner of the next page, and then clicking "How to Order Extra Parts" in the lower left of the next page.
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.
We strongly recommend reviewing the REV Robotics Warranty and Returns Policy, including the Expansion Hub Repair portion. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you suspect your Expansion Hub is in need of repair.
The REV Hub Interface is a beta piece of software which allows for direct connection to your REV Expansion Hub and its peripherals from your Windows PC.
This interface provides a method for teams to prototype with motors, servos, and sensors in a way that is faster and easier than setting up an entire robot control system. It is also a valuable troubleshooting tool that can help isolate the cause of an issue and determine if it is electrical or software related. The Expansion Hub firmware can also be updated through this interface in addition to the Robot Controller Application.
Download and Installation Instructions can be found here: REV Hub Interface Software Download and Installation Instructions
It is highly recommended that you update the firmware on your REV Expansion Hub to the latest version.
The latest firmware and update instructions can be found here: Expansion Hub Firmware and Update Instructions
Learn more about the Expansion Hub in our Product Brief
Learn how to use the Expansion Hub in our Getting started Guide