The Studica VMX leverages five recent key technology developments,
Highly-integrated, inexpensive, WiFi-enabled, multi-core Linux computing platform with lots of USB IO for expansion
32-bit ARM Microcontrollers incorporating sophisticated I/O and digital communications engines
Low-cost MEMs Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs)
Powerful software providing rich libraries and tools for developing robot software in C++, Java
CAN bus for high-speed, real-time communication between devices
The Studica VMX Technology Enables,
Far richer development environments and tools
Because VMX is much more than a robot controller – it is a powerful, Linux-based desktop computing platform with network/monitor/keyboard/mouse support.
Very powerful software features
State-of-the-art software development GUIs (e.g., VS Code) libraries and tools (drive- train kinematics, path-planning, vision processing, autonomous navigation, performance data acquisition/playback)
Access to cutting-edge sensors (for use outside the competition)
VMX’s multitude of modern digital communications interfaces and Linux-based operating system allow users to directly access most modern devices (e.g., Intel RealSense tracking and depth cameras and LIDAR
Studica Blackhawk Expansion Board is a programmable expansion add on for your myRIO project. The board is used with the Studica MD2 driver board and the NI myRIO to control servo motors and to add additional sensor expansion and I/O including limit switches and relays.
Requires Studica MD2 Driver Board and NI myRIO with LabVIEW and StudicaToolkit
The Studica Robotic Expansion Board features:
5V - 3A Servo power that supports to 2 additional servos
5V - 5A additional power output
5V and 12V FPV camera power
Dedicated myRIO and Radio power ports to power both devices easily
3 Digit Voltmeter to give the current battery voltage
Reverse Voltage Protection
3 on board Relays, 1 of the Relays can be changed into a timed switch for an indicator light by flipping the switch next to the relay to enable the timer.
Arduino like Microcontroller on board to give sensor feedback to the myRIO
4 Sharp Sensor ports
2 Studica Line Follower Sensor ports
16 Pulled high Limit Switch ports
Arduino 1.0 Header
Superfast 84 MHz speed
Dedicated I2C header to plug directly into the I2C header of the MD2 board
The Studica MD2 is a next-generation high performance Motor Controller Driver and Sensor Adapter with many added features to make it ready to use in your robot project. The included VNH5019ATR-E Motor Controller ICs are very robust with high current output and several important protection features. Many other I/O options have been incorporated into this design to make it extremely easy to interface to several different sensors.
Includes 2 VNH5019 Motor Controller ICs,
2 Enable Inputs, 2 direction inputs, one PWM input per channel up to 20Khz
Up to 12A Continuous output per channel, 30A peak current short ms duration
Includes the Studica Toolkit and 3 classroom licenses of labVIEW, the NI myRIO, industry-standard reconfigurable I/O (RIO) technology, the enclosed version of myRIO (myRIO-1900) places three I/O connectors, wireless capabilities, a dual-core ARM real-time processor, and a customizable Xilinx FPGA. With its on board devices, seamless software experience, and library of course-ware and tutorials, myRIO provides a controller ideal for the WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition.
Includes Driver and Software DVD, USB cable, power supply with international accessory and MSP screw-terminal connector.
Note:This can only be purchased by educational institutions or students for use with the WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition.