ANALOG DEVICES PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE 2017 FIRST® ROBOTICS COMPETITIONANALOG DEVICES PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE 2017 FIRST® ROBOTICS COMPETITION
Information about Analog Devices Donation
Work on code without needing to complete your mechanical system by using the ADI M1K to test your RoboRIO outputs before attaching hardware. Test out a control loop by using the M1K as a data acquisition system, or use it to generate a signal and see if your RoboRIO is producing the correct electrical result. If you want to better understand the electrical principles of current, voltage and impedance, check out the tutorials and demos in the kit and read more about the Active Learning Module on our wiki.
This year, every team is receiving an ADI gyroscope board in their Kit of Parts. Gyroscopes and accelerometers are game-changers for your robot, providing precise measurement of motion and rotation to help your robot better navigate the field. The ADXRS450 gyroscope featured on this board is used in applications such as industrial automation, wearable activity trackers, and robotics far beyond FRC.
For teams that want to bid on FIRST Choice special items, check out the ADI Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). The ADIS16448 IMU gives the RoboRIO the ability to calculate its position in 3D space. The unit packs gyroscopes, accelerometers, a barometer, and a magnetometer into a small and robust housing designed for robotics. Each unit is individually calibrated for peak performance. The device featured on this board is part of the ADI iSensor family, used in applications like UAVs, surgical robots, and even concussion detection.
If you need more help, check out our FIRST IMU and Using the ADIS16448 IMU in FRC LabVIEW Blogs on EngineerZone™ for more information or post your question on Chief Delphi. ADI Engineers and FIRST Mentors will be monitoring these forums to assist teams throughout build season.