Control Hub


*For the 2019-2020 season, FIRST Tech Challenge teams in select regions will have the option of using the REV Robotics Control Hub within the FTC Competition environment. For more information surrounding Control Hub legality for your region please see the official FIRST Tech Challenge Blog Post. If you have questions or concerns, please contact FIRST Headquarters or your local FIRST affiliate partner.

The REV Robotics Control Hub is an affordable all-in-one educational robotics controller.  It provides students all the necessary interfaces for robotics and mechatronics projects with multiple programming language options.

The Control Hub is purpose-built to stand up to the rigors of the classroom and the competition field with ESD and reverse polarity protection. Running the Android operating system gives the Control Hub the flexibility to control both basic and advanced robots while also being field-updatable as new features are developed.

The Control Hub must run v5.0 or higher of the Robot Controller application and paired with a v5.0 or higher Driver Station application. Access to the GitHub to with the v5.0 project is found here.

Basic Features

  • Actuator interfaces
    • 4 - DC motor ports with built-in encoder ports
      • Control position and velocity of DC motors
    • 6 - Servo motor ports
      • Small and easy to control actuators
  • Sensor and device interfaces
    • 8 - Digital input/output ports
    • 4 - Analog input ports
    • 4 - Independent I2C ports
    • 1 - Internal 9-axis IMU
  • Additional expansion interfaces
    • 2 - RS485 ports
      • Connect additional Expansion Hubs to add more actuator and sensor ports
  • Currently supported programming languages
    • Blocks
    • OnBot Java
    • Java

Kit Contents:

  • QTY 1 - Control Hub
  • QTY 1 - XT30 Extension Cable, 30cm
  • QTY 1 - 3-pin JST PH Cable, 30cm
  • QTY 1 - USB-A male to USB-C Cable