24. September 2019, 16:29 Uhr | Corinne Schindlbeck
Texas Instruments has introduced a solderless Robotics Kit for university education. According to TI, students can set up an embedded system in about 15 minutes.
This is the latest addition to the TI Robotics System Learning Kit, which can be supplemented with a lesson curriculum and is easy to set up, code, test and solder. In less than 15 minutes, students have their own fully functional embedded system in their hands, which can be reused every year.
TI introduced the TI-RSLK series last year. The TI-RSLK MAX completes all the tasks and robotics challenges covered in the previous TI-RSLK Maze Edition Kit, such as solving a labyrinth, tracking a line and avoiding obstacles. Last but not least, it allows a user-friendly assembly of the different subsystems, which simplifies the assembly and testing of the robot.
The new kit includes the SimpleLink MSP432P401R microcontroller (MCU) LaunchPad Development Kit, easy-to-connect sensors and a versatile chassis board that turns the robot into a mobile learning platform. The associated core and supplemental curriculum allows students to learn how to combine their hardware and software knowledge to build and test a system.
Advanced students can add wireless communication and IoT capabilities to the TI-RSLK MAX to remotely control the robot or establish communication from one robot to another.