Ben takes the new TI Robotics System Learning Kit (TI-RSLK) out for a spin and unpacks the robot’s abilities. The TI-RSLK is a low-cost robotics kit and classroom curriculum, which provide students a deeper understanding of how electronic system designs work. The first in the series, the Maze Edition, has more than 60 electronic and mechanical components, including the industry-leading SimpleLink™ MSP432P401R microcontroller (MCU) LaunchPad™ Development Kit. He’ll show you what’s in the box and what’s included with Maze and Upgrade Kit for TI-RSLK. Let us know what you think: bit.ly/2MkNZ5f

Visit the Texas Instruments Page: bit.ly/2vpZYba

The TI-RSLK kits can be purchased from element14 at ow.ly/Uk5h30l5bnR. Further information about the TI-RSLK can found at ow.ly/GIXL30l5nQ7.

The TI-RSLK Maze Edition curriculum comes with 20 learning modules covering basic to advanced topics. Each module is complete with lecture videos and slides, lab documentation and demonstration videos, quizzes and classroom activities. The TI-RSLK is targeted to teach embedded systems and applications, and can be expanded and used in a variety of engineering classes.

The curriculum covers:
• Electrical engineering concepts such as voltage, current, power and energy
• Microcontroller interfacing with sensors, actuators, and motors; concepts of pulse width modulation, flash ROM, analog to digital conversion, digital to analog conversion, and serial data transmission
• Software design and testing using multithreading, and debugging
• Fundamental theories such as Nyquist, Central Limit and Little’s Law
• Building systems using finite state machines (FSM), closed loop control, Bluetooth® low energy, and Internet of Things

Kits:

TI-RSLK Basic Kit – Teaches the foundations of an electronic system and includes:
• SimpleLink™ MSP432P401R MCU LaunchPad™ development kit
• Motor drive and power distribution board
• Robot chassis, motors, Line IR sensors
• 50+ other mechanical and electronic components

TI-RSLK Advanced Kit – Contains all components found in basic kit, adding wireless communication to enable robot to solves its way through a maze by detecting lines and obstacles. Additional components include:
• SimpleLink Bluetooth® low energy CC2650 module BoosterPack™ plug-in module
• SimpleLink Wi-Fi® CC3120 wireless network processor BoosterPack plug-in module
• Distance IR sensor
• Tachometer

Corrections:
@2:37 Ben incorrectly identifies that as an edge sensor and that impacts his commentary, instead it is a line following sensor

@4:39 Ben mentions those are transistors but they are actually magnetic encoders for tracking motor position.

Comments

    • Hypnotriod
      Hypnotriod

      Hi Ben! Can someone from TI visit your show, and create tutorials for cc26xx family? Some easy steps: how to use, for ex., Energia (Arduino like) IDE, to create simple ble / wi-fi connection and light some leds, or something? :)

      about 11 months ago
    • reefchiefer
      reefchiefer

      It turns out Ben is much more approachable than Billy Mitchell ..

      about 11 months ago
    • pixelflow
      pixelflow

      I love Pololu and this chassis concept (kind of a pick your level of board feature integration). Just a warning, the mounting hole arrangement is a pain in the butt for custom stuff, especially with those vertical oriented motors.

      about 11 months ago
    • Matthew Eargle - AirborneSurfer
      Matthew Eargle - AirborneSurfer

      Shortest retirement ever 😜

      about 11 months ago
    • onebeartoe
      onebeartoe

      Yay, Ben!

      about 11 months ago
    • onebeartoe
      onebeartoe In reply to onebeartoe

      Yeah, prolly. I hope it was not a compensation issue for Ben leaving. They should pay him what ever he asks, at this point. And afterwards, I think they should have hired from within the show and given Felix/Karen the helm.

      about 11 months ago
    • Hackmi HaKMI
      Hackmi HaKMI In reply to onebeartoe

      pretty sure its a prerecorded older thing :(

      about 11 months ago
    • onebeartoe
      onebeartoe In reply to onebeartoe

      Hmm... He sure does look "back" in this video, even if it is just for this video.

      about 11 months ago
    • Hackmi HaKMI
      Hackmi HaKMI In reply to onebeartoe

      he isnt back

      about 11 months ago
    • LaylaEatsTrees
      LaylaEatsTrees

      I see ben I click like that simple

      about 11 months ago
    • timg2727
      timg2727

      They're just not letting the poor guy go, are they?

      about 11 months ago
    • Harsh Dethe
      Harsh Dethe

      Always happy to see Ben ....

      about 11 months ago
    • PiggyAzalea
      PiggyAzalea

      Yay, Ben.

      about 11 months ago
    • Dino Papas
      Dino Papas

      So did the WiFi board fit or not?

      about 11 months ago
    • Chris Riley
      Chris Riley

      Hey it's Ben! I have missed him.

      about 11 months ago
    • Chris Riley
      Chris Riley In reply to Chris Riley

      TheDutyPaid lol, I will be back very shortly. :)

      about 11 months ago
    • TheDutyPaid
      TheDutyPaid In reply to Chris Riley

      Hey it's Chris! I have missed him.

      about 11 months ago
    • googleboughtmee
      googleboughtmee

      I don't know what's happening. Is this a hologram of Ben

      about 11 months ago
    • JadarDev
      JadarDev

      So, is Ben still going to be with the channel, just not doing The Ben Heck Show anymore? Or are these just a few videos he's doing before finally leaving?

      about 11 months ago
    • MarcTBG
      MarcTBG

      I thought Ben retired. Is this old footage/backlog?

      about 11 months ago
    • MarcTBG
      MarcTBG In reply to MarcTBG

      That'll suck but seems the likely case.

      about 11 months ago
    • Hackmi HaKMI
      Hackmi HaKMI In reply to MarcTBG

      Old I am sure

      about 11 months ago
    • Edwin Noorlander
      Edwin Noorlander

      Since Ben is away I’ll never have seen him so much. 🤗

      about 11 months ago
    • MotiOnTech
      MotiOnTech

      Noti squad

      about 11 months ago
    • R Mcdud
      R Mcdud

      Looks like a fun kit to play with 😀

      about 11 months ago