Tackling the challenges of the FIRST Robotics Competition requires rapid iteration, numerous revisions, and adaptation to the game challenges. Recognizing that not all teams have access to the same equipment or resources, we created REV ION to enable and empower all teams to be competitive.
REV ION is a system of mechanical and electrical products that are perfectly compatible with each other, allowing for complex robot designs without large budgets or extensive manufacturing resources. With basic tools, teams can build affordable, competitive machines, while preserving the ability to infinitely re-configure and iterate on their designs.
REV ION is a system of mechanical and electrical components that are perfectly compatible with each other, allowing for complex robot designs without the need for large budgets or extensive manufacturing resources. With just basic tools, teams can build affordable, competitive machines, while preserving the ability to infinitely re-configure and iterate on their designs.
REV Robotics is dedicated to helping robotics teams get a head start on building their robots for the current year's challenge by providing instant CAD models, videos, prototypes, and other materials. These concepts are designed to remove some of the frustrations of starting a new build season, while still maintaining the challenge and fun of the competition. The goal of our Kickoff Concepts project is to assist all teams, students, and mentors with ideas and resources to consider as the season progresses, regardless of their skill level or experience. Everyone at REV wishes all FRC teams good luck this year, and hopes to see you at CHAMPS!
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The REV Robotics SPARK Motor Controller is an inexpensive brushed DC motor controller designed to give FIRST® Robotics Competition teams more bang for their buck.
SPARK MAX is the newest member of the SPARK Motor Controller family. Building on the robust foundation of the original, SPARK MAX incorporates advanced brushed and brushless DC motor control in a small and easy-to-use package with PWM, CAN, and USB connectivity.
The MAXPlanetary is intended for use with the NEO-class motors, it also supports NEO 550 and 775 size motors. Building on the ability to iterate and adjust designs easily, the MAXPlanetary System consists of lubricated cartridges allowing for swapping gear ratios on the fly and with ease. The design of the MAXPlanetary has been carefully optimized to provide torque density unavailable in FRC up until now.
The UltraPlanetary Gearbox is a cartridge based modular planetary gearbox designed with 550 motors, like the NEO 550, in mind. Easy to iterate and adjust designs using the pre-assembled and lubricated cartridges to swap gear ratios with ease.
The 2 Motor Gearbox is a two motor into one output gearbox that allows the user to adjust the gear ratio by changing pinion and cluster gear (12:60, 18:54, 24:48, or 36,36). The output shaft is 1/2in Hex through bore, and output gears have a MAXSpline bore. Mounting directly to the inside face of the chassis, this allows for more space above the chassis for other robotic components.
The 2 Motor Drivetrain Gearbox is compatible with the REV ION System and can be mounted in a variety of options, including flush with tube or spaced away from the tube to enable both chain in tube and chain/belt outside tube designs. The user can adjust speed by switching pinion gears on the motor between 10T, 11T, 12T, or can adjust wheel size by switching 2nd stage gear pairs. The output shaft is 1/2in Hex through bore, and output gears have a MAXSpline bore. This allows for a more configurable gearbox while freeing up room inside the chassis for other robots components.
The REV 1" Extrusion Lift Kit includes the parts necessary for teams to build robust and compact Linear Motion Lifts. The kit uses the proven camming V-Bearing system to ensure there is smooth and bind-free motion at all times. Teams can use a motor and gearbox solution that meets their particular needs.
Blinkin makes adding LEDs to your robot as simple as driving a motor. Chose the pattern you want and give it the corresponding PWM signal. The REV Robotics Blinkin LED Driver is a compact LED driver module that simplifies controlling both 12V RGB LED and 5V individually-addressable WS2812 LED strips. Blinkin combines internal LED drivers, a 5V power source, and a pre-programmed controller all in one package.
REV Robotics offers a number of digital, I2C, and analog sensors for use as feedback devices on robots.
The REV Hardware Client is software designed to make managing REV devices easier for the user. This Client automatically detects connected device(s), downloads the latest software for those device(s), and allows for seamless updating of the device(s).