Sensors & Indicators
The Blinkin LED Driver (REV-11-1105) is designed to make it straight forward to add controllable LEDs to a robot, cart, or any other project which would benefit from some extra lumens without needing any specialized programming. The Blinkin is a compact, all-in-one solution which can control LEDs in a stand-alone mode with just a 12V power source or in a dynamic mode, changing patterns by supplying a standard servo-style PWM signal.
Check out all the specs and documentation including wiring and programming on the Blinkin Driver Overview Page
This 5V WS2812B Addressable RGB LED Strip (REV-11-1198) is compatible with the REV Blinkin LED Driver (REV-11-1105). Each LED contains an integrated driver IC and three LEDs; a red, green, and blue LED. Each individual LED can be controlled to create colorful patterns.
Check out our step by step guide video on using this 5V addressable LED strip with our Blinkin LED Driver
This 12V RGB LED Strip (REV-11-1197) is compatible with the REV Blinkin LED Driver (REV-11-1105). Each LED on the strip is wired in parallel and actually contains three embedded LEDs; a red, green, and blue LED. Each color can be controlled separately to create any color that you desire. Because these LEDs are wired in parallel, the entire strip will be the same color.
The REV Robotics Color Sensor (REV-11-1557) V3 is a combined color and proximity sensor. From a single sensor you can measure colors and rough distances to various targets. Version 3 introduces a new sensor chip from Broadcom due to the end-of-life of the V1/V2 color sensor chip.
The REV Robotics 2m Distance Sensor (REV-31-1505) uses the ST Microelectronics VL53L0X Time-of-Flight (ToF) laser-ranging module to measure distances up to 2m with millimeter resolution. Unlike other ranging sensors that rely on the intensity of reflected light, this sensor can measure how long it takes for the light to bounce back, the “time of flight.” This results in much more accurate measurements that are independent of the target’s reflectance.
Check out the full documentation including specifications and example use cases for the 2m Distance Sensor here
The REV Robotics Magnetic Limit Switch is a three-sided active-low digital hall effect switch with three internal hall effect elements located on the top and sides of the sensor. The three elements are connected in parallel so that any one of them will trigger the sensor.
Hall effect sensors detect the presence of magnetic fields. The REV Magnetic Limit Switch is an omnipolar momentary switch meaning it will trigger when there is sufficient field strength of either magnetic pole (north or south) detected.
Check out the full documentation including specs and example use cases for the Magnetic Limit Switch here
This 4-pin JST PH to 4-pin roboRIO I2C Cable (REV-11-1729) is designed to connect REV I2C sensors, like the REV Color Sensor V3, to the I2C port on the NI roboRIO for use in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Each cable is approximately 36 inches long.